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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of “Obernewtyn Chronicles”.

In Isobelle’s book, the Obernewtyn Chronicles, Elspeth is not only a misfit, but she is also the body that the creatures call a Seeker. Though she is not aware of this, she will discover and wreck the weapon machines everywhere. This is a story about a pending worldwide atomic holocaust.

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Author: Isobelle Carmody

Genre: Sci-fi

Pages: 256

Goodreads Rating: 3.96 of 5

My Rating: 3.7 of 5

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Review and Summary of Obernewtyn Chronicles 

***Warning Spoilers Below This Point***

Elspeth Gordie lives with her brother in an orphanage. A tragedy happened a few years after their parents burnt in a fire while they witnessed the event. Subsequently, they were placed in an orphanage. Elspeth, however, is gifted with a peculiar mind. This gives her the ability to communicate to similar minds like hers who speak to animals in the same way. The book is well-known to include beast speaking and coerce. Coercing is forcing people to do something they are not willing to do.

Madame Vega is a representative from Obernewtyn, and she pays a visit to the orphanage that is the home to Elspeth and her brother. Obernewtyn is an area surrounded by horror and suspicion with children disappearing who arrives at the orphanage. Madame Vega orders Elspeth to come to Obernewtyn, therefore Elspeth travels to Sutrium, home of the Councilmen to be destined a misfit. If you declared a misfit you receive two fates that allow you to burn alive or to be taken to Obernewtyn.

Elspeth accepts the journey to Obernewtyn that contains a huge series of buildings surrounded by farms at top of the mountains. Elspeth meets other people who consists of similar abilities. Some of the people she meets are Matthew and Dameon. Forced labour is not a new phenomenon there, and Elspeth is required to work day and night in the kitchen or at the farms. She and her friends decide to plot their escape.

Final Say on Obernewtyn Chronicles

The scenes at Obernewtyn such as the forced labour are disturbing. All in all, I give this book a rating of 3.7. It is definitely a book for the creative mind and it harbours the ability to capture the reader’s perception.  Isobelle Carmody has done a great deal here to bring us to a point of recognition and fascinating reading.

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