If you are looking for a new dystopian series to sink your teeth into, look no further because Poison by Lan Chan is going to be the next big hit. In the future, when Australia is going through war, and food is scarce lives Rory Gray. She lives in this world, where the people who create the food and keep it fresh “Seeders” are not allowing people of her region to get the supplies that they need in order to sustain their lives. Rory has to figure out a way to get to the food, and find out why they won’t give them anything anymore. Even though the food there is supposed to be able to sustain life for everyone, apparently the seeds aren’t as abundant as they used to be, and now there may not be food for everyone after all. Rory has to figure out where the food is going to come from, and how she is going to defeat the “Seeders” so that her region can get the supplies that they need.

All other land and food has been poisoned, because the “Seeders” want control over everything. It actually kind of freaked me out how controlling this world was, and how there was always this fear of being poisoned. I thought it was really interesting, and a very cool concept on how the future could be for the world. I loved Rory, she’s another one of those kick butt female characters that you see a lot in dystopian books.

I liked that this book was set in Australia, and I also liked the way that the world was shown in the future. I don’t want to give away the plot too much, because it’s better to go in not knowing  a lot about this book. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

3 thoughts on “Poison

  1. Interesting, isn’t it, the vast number of dystopian novels? Are the writers trying to tell us something? Somehow I thing a eutopian story (to coin a phrase) would cause us to doubt the writer’s sanity.


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