Review: Pale by Chris Wooding

Name of book: Pale
Author: Chris Wooding
Publication: September 10th, 2012 - Stoke Books
Genre: Mix between YA Dystopian and YA Paranormal, Science Fiction
Source: Kindly provided by author...

The Lazarus Serum can bring you back from the dead. Only thing is, it turns you into a Pale. Jed can't imagine anything worse, but then the choice is taken out of his hands...

-- My Rating --

-- My Thoughts --

     Now, this is different. I don't know what to name the genre since it's not completely dystopian. There are not many elements of Dystopian novels in this one, I am confused. Aside from that, this book was pretty good.
     The book revolves around a world where there is a medication that brings you back from the dead. But the medication is not for  everyone, you should have the right blood type and you should be given the medication when you die right away, or it won't work. 
     There are many other requirements and it has side effects, the person who is given the medication changes appearance. He turns pale, his irises turn white, etc... The Pales are outcasts and they don't have any rights, since they are considered dead.
     Jed hates Pales and he bullied them all the time, but after an accident. He is the one who is coping with being a pale. This book is a very short story, almost 40 pages, it looks like a base for a dystopian novel, almost like a prequel.
     I liked this book, but it was very short, so I can't base my ideas on the aspects. As I said, the book seems like a base for a story, not an actual story.  The characters are all pretty one-dimensional, they are not developed very much, and Jed makes some stupid choices. But overall, this book is an enjoyable read and I can't wait to know what Chris Wooding has in stock for us. Maybe there will be a novel based on this book, after all.


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