Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The White List by Nina D'Aleo

Title: The White List
Author: Nina D'Aleo
From: Netgalley
Genre: Sci-fi, Dystopia (mild)
Release Date: 13th March 2013
Challenges: 2016 Blogger Shame, 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, Winter COYER 2015-2016
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

Silver and her partner Dark are front men for Chapter 11, a secretive world wide organisation whose job is to stop Shaman Syndrome from becoming common knowledge. When a person is at risk of going 'green' they are picked up by agents like Silver and Dark and taken in for 'recapping'. But Silver has been asking questions, and the fact that she doesn't like to kill her charges has started to raise eyebrows. With Silver now personally involved things take a turn and she finds herself stuck between two rivals.

When I got to the 'genre' section above I actually found it quite difficult to catagorise The White List. There is plenty of action, some paranormal elements, though with a scientific explanation which could lean towards sci-fi. Chapter 11 also was almost dystopian in nature, though that was just one organisation rather than a state.

I wasn't blown away by The White List, though I did enjoy it. Once it got going there was plenty of action to keep a reader entertained and I didn't figure out the identity of the "bad guy" until a couple of pages before he was revealed (which is a good thing as it kept me guessing).

There was a lot of information given about the background, as well as about the characters. It was clear that a lot of thought and focus had gone into creating the world in which the characters lived and it really showed. It was certainly an interesting concept and it kept me engaged in the book.

This was an enjoyable read, and though it didn't blow me away, I did find it riveting enough to keep my attention!