The Energy Room by Styna Lane

Posted 28 April, 2014 by Paige in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
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About the Book:
Angela Dawson has been raised in the captivity of a government Facility for as long as she can remember. Though she is able to manipulate elements, The Facility quickly developed a means of preventing her from using her abilities outside of testing, after her first failed escape attempt as a child.

Now almost eighteen years old, Angie seems to have surrendered to her life of testing, poking, and prodding within the thirty-floor underground prison. That is, until a suspicious young psychologist is hired to crack open her deepest darkest secret; the locations of the five others like herself, to whom she is connected in her dreams.

Faced with decisions of who to trust, who to love, who to kill, and whether to have pancakes or waffles for breakfast, Angela’s transformation into an adult (and into a human being) is far more extraordinary than she could have ever imagined within the suffocating walls that raised her.
The Energy Room is the first installment of a Young Adult Urban Fantasy trilogy, with the sequel due to be released in March.
“We are an ancient race, born of and with the earth. We are its children, and its guardians. We co-existed with all living things in peace, until the arrival of the Destructive Ones. Once, we were many. Now, we are few.”
My Thoughts:
I was quite excited to read this book, the synopsis drew me in from the get-go and had me ready to dive headfirst into what promised to be an amazing book. I’m happy to say that the description I listed above doesn’t even begin to do the whole book justice! 

Angie has been trapped in an underground prison her entire life. So, needless to say-she’s had it pretty rough. The book immediately draws you in with this plot and I had the hardest time putting it down to head off to work in the garden the morning I was reading it.

The thing I loved most about this book is also one of the things that terrifies me the most about it: it’s so realistic! Almost every page was believable which is amazing in the way that it really gets you invested in the story and on pins and needles about what’s going to happen next. Styna Lane definitely knew what she was doing with this book and was able to craft it with just the right amount of detail that made the pages sort of come to life. Angie has spent her life in this tiny little space constantly monitored with the mere thought of using her abilities literally causing her pain. I just can’t imagine something like that and yet I was still able to really connect with her character.

I recommend this book for fans of good, fast paced books–ones that really make you think and yet still hold an incredible story. I can’t wait to read more from Styna Lane!
*I received this book for review from the author, but this in no way affected my thoughts expressed in this review.*

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