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Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite
In The Kota, Book One in the Kota Series by author Sunshine Somerville, the reader is taken along on an absolutely fantastic journey on an Earth that is very different from the one we know now. The world is being threatened, both by ongoing and seemingly unsolvable wars as well as the DRK virus, one that threatens to kill off life as we know it. A series of prophecies indicate that there will be four children, children who will become Warriors, and they are the world’s only hope. These children, including our protagonist Trok, may not be ready for the responsibility placed upon them, and Trok certainly doesn’t feel ready for the role of leader that he seems to be destined for, but without them, there is no hope.
The Kota was a fantastic, fantastic read. Young adult or not, any lover of fantasy should definitely pick this book up and give it a read. It grabbed me by the throat from the very beginning, and I read it in voracious chunks until I got to the very end. Note: This is not a short read, it’s more of an epic, but it absolutely worth it, and when you get to the end, you’ll be hungry for more. Luckily, The Kota is the first book in a series, and we can look forward to enjoying more of this awesome story in the second installment. Author Sunshine Somerville is a truly emerging talent in this genre, and I can’t wait to see what she has for her readers next!