From book review by Mary Jane. Read below!
Unparalleled is the first book in what will be a series that follows the story of the main character Natalya, along with two other characters, Jance and Eve. This book plays on the idea of humans and superhumans existing in multiple dimensions, the manipulation of time and the concept of mind over matter. In these dimensions exist superhumans called Ascendants that are ultimately in control of the fourth dimension, where the story begins. We also have Raidens, a group of warriors that can never be harmed in the same place twice, and Remnants, monsters that were once human.
I think that readers who enjoy reading sci-fi will like this novel! This story reminded me of books like divergent and the maze runner. I loved that the main character, Natalya, like the reader, was also new to all of the dimensions and concepts in this book. Whenever I had a question about what was happening, Natalya was right there asking it in the story. This was a fun book, with interesting world building. The ending of the novel also gives an excellent lead off to the next book! I can’t wait to see what other dimensions are brought into the story, and to see how Natalya and her gang of friends continue on in their journey.
At times the emotions of the characters didn’t come across too clearly for me, and communication between the characters was sometimes awkward (this book is definitely full of angst!), but I thoroughly enjoyed the premise of the story that Jenna wrote!
Seventeen-year-old Natalya Wells has one mission—to kill the monsters over the graffiti wall and rescue her best friend, Eve, who is held captive by Ascendants, the rulers of the fourth dimension. A dying land where children become victims of starvation and violence. When the Remnants, evil red-eyed demons, invade the fourth dimension, Natalya is transported to the next world.
The fifth dimension is a place where grass shrivels, dies, and regrows all in a matter of seconds. The heat of the sun cannot be felt because the sky is encamped by a mural of glass. Natalya meets Jance, who belongs to a superhuman race called Raidens, warriors who heal with invincible scars. Jance holds a deadly secret about what the scars on his body truly mean, and why his own father is determined to kill him.
When Eve returns to the fifth dimension and meets Jance’s best friend, Ronan, the three of them bind together to help Natalya become a Raiden. As Natalya endures this grueling transition, she discovers the secrets her friends are hiding, along with the unjust laws and dangerous manipulations that are poisoning this world. After a raging war divides the Raidens against one another, Natalya and her friends must reveal the darkness within themselves and embrace their unique gifts. Natalya's power may not only shatter the glass world but someone she loves.