(Sugar Coated Triology: Book One)
Shannen Crane Camp
Published September 5, 2013
Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Available on Amazon
An unhealthy addiction to sugar cubes, a deep-seated fear of water, and universal luxury—they were the simple things that made up 18-year-old Brynn’s Utopian existence. Why, then, was her perfect life also plagued with unanswered questions?
Sugar Coated introduces us to Brynn, an average young woman who asks some extraordinary questions. While her friends are busy redecorating and creating new clothing, Brynn is taking dangerous dips in the ocean. Her friends can’t understand why Brynn questions their easy existence. Brynn can’t understand why everything in life is easy and free. Things seem to be too good to be true–and they are. There’s a price for perfection–freedom.
Brynn isn’t the only one asking questions. Jonah, a young man Brynn meets in the library, is also curious. His bravery and intelligence is just what Brynn needs if she’s going to discover the secrets hidden beyond the city’s walls. Ty, Brynn’s longtime friend, is the voice of caution. He doesn’t trust Jonah and is eager to protect Brynn even if it means risking his own life. The dynamics between Ty, Jonah, and Brynn create a new level of tension that kept me turning the pages long into the night. Mystery and danger kept me reading, but the questions that arose from this novel kept me thinking about it long after I finished reading. This story will make you wonder how a society could become so complacent and it will give you a renewed appreciation for the struggles in your life that facilitate learning and growth.
Overall, Sugar Coated is a fast-faced, action-packed, thought-provoking story I would recommend to everyone. I am breathlessly awaiting the sequel!