Hatred Day by T.S.Pettibone
(Hatred Day #1)
Publication date: January 29, 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
In the year 2052, it’s not love but hate that unites the world. Humanity is unified against the Inborns, an extraterrestrial species with godlike intelligence and abilities whose arrival on earth caused an environmental and biological crisis.
Enslaved and despised even by her own Inbornkind, 18-year-old Snofrid reawakens to the world after having her memories stolen and is certain of only one thing: she will do anything to ensure her freedom. But her resolution is soon tested when the son of a high-ranking human official is murdered and her home city becomes the center of the interspecies war, one that might see the Inborns purged. Desperate to find a way out of the city for herself and her family, Snofrid risks making a deal with the manipulative Inborn Commander, Hadrian, and his brutal cadre of soldiers. Her task is simple: take part in a historic hunt that will bring wealth and fame to all who survive. Unfortunately, Snofrid’s role is one in which survival is rarely seen—the bait.
My rating: 3.5 stars
Hatred Day is a YA dystopian; the world has united but not through love…through hate. Snofrid Yagami, an Inbornkind, reawakens with her memories stolen, she is willing to do anything to ensure her freedom. However, that becomes difficult when the son of a high ranking human official is murdered and her home city becomes the centre of the interspecies war. With not many options Snofrid is forced to make a deal with the Inborn Commander, Hadrian – she has to be bait.
It took me longer than usual to get into reading this, but once I started I could not put the book down. The writing is absolutely beautiful. This may come as a surprise but this is co-written by twins, how cool is that?
While it started off slow, it slowly picked up and boy was it a treat. I haven’t read anything quite like this and I am so glad I didn’t give up on it. Sno is a great protagonist, I really felt for everything she went through. Her journey was my journey.
I found the interspecies war really cool as well. This is my second book (well series…I read all of the Lux books) about aliens living amongst humans. The Inborns and humans have a very fragile relationship that is waiting to be tipped. And, the opportunity presents itself allowing for a war to brew.
This was a really interesting book and I would definitely recommend it.
About the Author
T.S. Pettibone are the authors of The Hatred Day Series. Expected publication for book two, Verdict Day, is 2017.
T.S. Pettibone is the pen name of identical twins, Brittany and Nicole Pettibone. They were born in California, grew up in Kansas, and these days, live and write in California. On the rare occasion that they break from writing, they enjoy taking their dog on night walks, reading books by long deceased authors, drinking too much coffee and tea, traveling the world, making friends out of strangers and trying new things.