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Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite
Hanu, the protagonist of Wake of Deception by Sasha DeVore, has been living in a clinic for people with mental conditions for a few years. There seems to be no improvement in his condition, and no wonder, too, because he's stopped taking his pills! One day, Hanu and some other mental patients are put into a transporter to be taken into the District of Operations. But once they find out the truth about their transport, the world of the teenagers changes drastically. Hanu has to find out that the Ancient Ones, who were responsible for making wars, poverty, and diseases disappear, are not quite what they appear to be - and that the government also is not quite honest about its operations. Hanu gets involved with a group of dissenters and has to fight hard to stay alive in a world that would prefer him to remain blind to the truth.
Hanu's story, as told in Wake of Deception by Sasha DeVore, is an interesting one. The author created some interesting characters - even the side characters come across as rather round instead of flat, typecast characters. The young people in this novel have to face a world full of danger - a world in which truths are hidden, and lies are common (sounds a bit like reality, too, doesn't it?). I enjoyed the pace of the story, and the idea of ancient beings who somehow are superior to human beings was interesting. The writing was well done, the plot well thought through, and I would definitely recommend fans of dystopia to give this book a try.