Young Adult Dystopian Romance (The Relevance Series Book 1)

Fiction - Dystopia
316 Pages
Reviewed on 05/18/2019
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Reviewed by Stephen Fisher for Readers' Favorite

Irrelevant (The Relevance Series Book 1) by Sarah Addison-Fox takes place in the distant future, where in the year 2129 in New Gallathia City, upon reaching the age of 18 citizens are tested to see if they will be productive members of society. When Mallory is tested, her worst fears happen when she fails her test and is banished from the city and sent to live in a community with all of the other irrelevant rejects. As the newest arrival, she meets Cristan. The two share an immediate attraction for each other. When she falls prey to a virus, Cristan stays with her. Shortly afterward, Cristan turns 18 and celebration ensues. There are always jealous rivals vying for Cristan's attention. When a pod is delivered to Mallory from New Gallathia with a huge amount of credits, Cristan whisks her away from the other residents who are accusing her of being a spy.

Addison-Fox does an outstanding job of creating a society of irrelevant young adults that rely on the "G" government for their survival. She cleverly tells this amazing story through her two main characters, Mallory and Cristan. It is obvious right from the start that Cristan and Mallory are meant for each other. When the government throws the proverbial spanner into the works, Cristan and Mallory escape into no man's land. There they met Kit and Trey who tell them the truth about the society they just escaped. The author's diverse characters in this well-written story are all perfectly developed to help them adjust to the harsh desert life. I was thoroughly entertained on all levels of this fast-paced novel. Irrelevant, Sarah Addison-Fox's first book in this series, leaves you wanting more at the end with a cliffhanger that reminded me of Terry Brooks. I'm hooked. Brava!