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The Decemites ~ Book Review

Book Title: The Decemites (The Echelon Book #1)
Author: Ramona Finn
Genre: Fantasy
Target Audience: Young Adult
Publication date: 13 Jan 2021
Format: Paperback

What it’s about

No one can survive outside the Dome…

Only the Dome provides a safe haven. Inside, life is split between the rich Sky and the poor Dirt, where 1 in 10 Dirt children are selected to be injected with nanobots to withstand an Earth ravaged by toxic air and violent mutants. They are the Decemites, trained to gather resources from Outside. Their nanobots grant them a chance for a better life—though few will survive long enough to enjoy it.

Dirt Dweller Myla wasn’t chosen to be a Decemite, but she still carries the nanobots in her blood—a secret she guards closely. When Myla’s young sister is turned into a Decemite and disappears after her first mission to the Outside, Myla will have to brave the toxic world to find her.

The golden boy of the Decemites, Lock, becomes Myla’s unlikely companion but as they grow close, Ben, a rebel shows Myla that life Outside is so different than she could have imagined. To find her sister she’ll need to infiltrate Ben’s Outsiders, and if Lock finds out about her secret, only death awaits.

Ramona Finn invites you to immerse yourself in this young adult dystopian fiction with fearless characters who find love in the darkest of places and breakthrough barriers in a merciless post-apocalyptic society.


Ramona Finn writes about courageous characters who fight to live in broken, dystopian worlds. She believes a person’s true characters is often revealed in times of crisis, and there is no greater crisis than the worlds that she drops her characters into!

She grew up sitting cross-legged on her town’s library floor–completely engrossed in science fiction books. It was always the futuristic world or the universe-on-the-brink-of-extinction plotlines that drew her in, but it was the brave characters who chose to fight back that kept her turning the pages.

Her books create deep, intricate worlds with bold characters determined to fight for their survival in their dystopian worlds–with a little help from their friends. And, of course, romance is never out of the question ;).

First Impressions

When I first read the bio the first place my head went to was The Simpson’s movie.

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However, it seems like a very different story with the nanobots. especially when you consider the background of the cover which to me looks a bit like the Wild West you see in films. The description of it sounds very good and I’ve not read anything by this author before so I am hoping I can add another author to my ever-expanding TBR list thanks to NetGalley.

What I Thought

This is an amazing beginning to a new series.

I’ve never read a book by Ramona Flynn before and this one hooked me from the first chapter and I read it in one sitting.

The action is non stop in this book and I love the main character Myla. She is strong views on what’s right and what’s wrong. Including when to keep or spill a secret that could affect the lives of everyone around her.

The writing style of this book was easy to follow and the plot was fantastic.

I am looking forward to reading the next two books in the series.

Star Rating

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