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Giften by Leyla Suzan – Blog Tour

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Giften by Leyla Suzan

Genre: Action, Young Adult
Rating: 4’5/5
Publisher: Pushkin Children’s Books

About The Book

Ever since The Darkening, survival has been a struggle. The people of the Field toil on parched earth, trying to forge a life amid dwindling resources.
As one of the Giften, Ruthie is a saviour to her isolated community: her hands hold the rare ability to raise food from dead soil. But she is also its greatest danger.
In the City lurks a dark army, intent on hunting Giften to harness their power, destroying all who stand in their way. With the threat growing ever stronger, Ruthie and her friends must leave behind all they have ever known and embark on a quest that will pitch them towards the City, and unknowable danger. One way or another, a battle is coming.

My Thoughts


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I’ll say from the beginning that I loved this book; it was interesting, addictive and with a human touch that made you feel part of the story from the first page.
Giften is about a dystopian world, where people live in small communities and controlled by some dark men called Mags who dominate them with fear and stealing their food. The story is told by a teenage girl living at the Field, Ruthie, who will see her life changed when one of her friends is kidnapped from the Field because is Giften.
The story will show us a society that needs to survive without food and that is afraid every day that the “men in black” will return to kill them or kidnap their children. Let’s be honest, this is not a way to live and when Ruthie discovers that is a Giften too, she knows that her life and the ones surrounding her is in danger; so she decides to leave the community but not alone, surrounded with people that loves her. This trip will show her that in any fight there’s a good and a bad side, but that nothing is ever totally black or white, we live in a grey world.
I think this is really good adventure book, it will keep any reader, young or adult, invested in the story, also I would love to know more about the characters and how everything will change for them!
Are you ready to discover the “Giften”?

About The Author

Leyla Suzan is an editor who has worked in publishing for many years, editing some of our most beloved authors. Now a freelancer, while she’s not writing or editing books, she can be found in her studio making woodcut prints. Giften is her debut novel.


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