A unique YA dystopian... The Chaos Grid by Lyndsey Lewellen (Review & #Giveaway) #newbook #booktwitter #scifi @celebrate_lit

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The Chaos Grid
(The Chaos Grid #1)
By Lyndsey Lewellen
YA Science Fiction, Dystopian, Christian
Hardcover, Audiobook & eBook, 320 Pages
April 9, 2024 by Enclave Escape


Cross the grid. Survive the storms. Let your destiny burn.

When mankind’s attempts to control nature backfire, Texas descends into a wasteland. Storms rage and ravenous beasts roam the Outer Grid. The only safe havens rest inside the tech-obsessed domed cities. But when her parents are murdered inside the Plex City dome, seventeen-year-old Juniper Conway wants revenge.

Ties to her extended family threaten to pull her back as she runs from city to city. The Plex is endangering its citizens by legalizing a deadly nano drug, and Juniper’s family needs her help to deliver the counteragent. Saving the city who orphaned her goes against everything she stands for. The only way out is to brave the wasteland.

Juniper joins a shipping crew fearless enough to transport food across the Outer Grid. But when a string of bad luck turns lethal, she fears something, or someone, is dragging her back to the Plex. As her world sinks into chaos, Juniper must decide if revenge is worth the lives of the crew she has come to love.

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My Review

THE CHAOS GRID is a story about a teen trying to make her own choices and find some freedom out on her own, and the dystopian world she lives in with its different factions and risks. The characters are likable and the sci-fi world is immersive and creatively amazing. The story is a retelling of Jonah in the Bible but is completely its own story as well. Definitely recommended to sci-fi fans!

It's been a bit since I've read a really good sci-fi. This one definitely filled that void. I found the storybook world intriguing and amazing. It was well drawn with plenty of complexities and different factions. The natural aspects were also unique with the weather and creatures. Then there were the characters who were all unique and easy to connect with. The faith aspect wasn't overly strong although definitely more so towards the end. There was also a bit of romance that I loved. The plot moves at a pretty quick pace with plenty going on to keep readers turning pages. It helped that it was interesting and vastly creative.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was a great read! Highly recommended to sci-fi fans who won't mind or like some faith elements in their stories. I'm happily anticipating book two!

Content: Some innuendo, drug use, violence.
Source: I received a complimentary copy through Celebrate Lit, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Lyndsey Lewellen grew up on a healthy dose of comic books, punk music, and sci-fi. She infuses all three loves into novels written for young adults. Inside her “what if” worlds, her characters take risks, grow, and fight for what matters. When she’s not writing or whittling down her endless TBR, she designs novel covers and paints on shoes. She lives on a small Texas farm with her best friend/husband, five children, and what some might call a zoo of animals (especially after meeting the peacocks).

Tour Schedule

Simple Harvest Reads, May 2 (Author Interview)

Through the Fire Blogs, May 3 (Author Interview)

Artistic Nobody, May 5 (Author Interview)

Splashes of Joy, May 7 (Author Interview)

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, May 11 (Author Interview)

Guild Master, May 13 (Author Interview)

Tour-Wide Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Lyndsey is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and hardcover copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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