Sevara: Dawn of Hope by Damian Wampler

Rating: 5 stars
Genre: Contemporary Romance
File size: 934 KB
ISBN-10: 1514236249
ISBN-13: 978-1514236246
Print length: 268 pages

Though written for teens, Sevara: Dawn of Hope by Damian Wampler appeals to readers of any age. The universal themes of taking responsibility for one’s actions, fighting for justice for as long as it takes, and remaining true to your heart are exemplified by Sevara, the  strong-willed protagonist.

In Plexus, female babies are left in orphanages where they are cared for only to be auctioned off as wives. Those who are not purchased are cast out once they reach childbearing age or max out at 16. Males who do not have wives by age 16 must join the army.

Sevara is auctioned only once, but when her buyer is unable to handle her strong will and independent thinking, he does not finalize the sale. At age 15, she leaves the orphanage to fend for herself in a world of corruption, political unrest, and severe social strata.

In the orphanage, Sevara learned to fight for herself and her sisters, to which she remains committed. In Plexus, she extends her protectiveness to the unwanted and the Uncertified and continues to fight for Justice. Her steadfastness catches the eye of the Immortals, who help her in her cause.

Remaining true to her heart, Sevara’s character reminds me of Katniss Everdeen of the Hunger Games, and the book is just as well-written. The storyline is tight, the characters well-developed, and the descriptions detailed. Using his skills as a graphic artist, Mr. Wampler creates elaborate scenes of Plexus and the war front, which I could easily visualize.

Thumbs up to Damian Wampler for creating this exciting tale.