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Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Release: Black and White by Nick Wilford

My blog friend, Nick Wilford, has released a new YA dystopian book called Black & White.  Here's the scoop on it:  

Title: Black & White
Author: Nick Wilford
Genre: YA dystopian Series #: 1 of 3
Release date: 18th September 2017
Publisher: Superstar Peanut Publishing
What is the price paid for the creation of a perfect society?

In Whitopolis, a gleamingly white city of the future where illness has been eradicated, shock waves run through the populace when a bedraggled, dirt-stricken boy materialises in the main street. Led by government propaganda, most citizens shun him as a demon, except for Wellesbury Noon – a high school student the same age as the boy.

Upon befriending the boy, Wellesbury feels a connection that he can’t explain – as well as discovering that his new friend comes from a land that is stricken by disease and only has two weeks to live. Why do he and a girl named Ezmerelda Dontible appear to be the only ones who want to help?

As they dig deeper, everything they know is turned on its head – and a race to save one boy becomes a struggle to redeem humanity.

My Review:

Whitopolis is the perfect city. No diseases. No death. No dirt. Everyone is happy. Wellesbury, the protagonist, is a kid who lives there. Life goes along smoothly until a really messed up kid named Mallinger shows up. He's dirty, diseased, and dying. He comes from a city called Fusterberry. Of course the government of Whitopolis can't have such an imperfection living among them, so they lock him away. Only Wellesbury and his friend, Esmerelda want to help. In the process, they challenge the government and learn to think for themselves. They also learn that sometimes things aren't as perfect as they seem.

White and Black is an interesting dystopian tale. The characters are memorable, and there are enough plot turns to keep the reader guessing about what is going to happen next. It's a very good opening to the three-part trilogy. Recommended for young adult readers interested in dystopian novels.

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Meet the author:
Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those early morning times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction, with a little freelance editing and formatting thrown in. When not working he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. He has four short stories published in Writer’s Muse magazine. Nick is also the editor of Overcoming Adversity: An Anthology for Andrew. Visit him at his blog or connect with him on Twitter, GoodreadsFacebook, or Amazon.
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  1. Replies
    1. Yep. It's always great to see your book in print!

  2. Congratulations to Nick.

    Wonderful post.


  3. congrats to the author, the cover definitely does not look dystopian

  4. Huge congratulations to Nick. Wishing you much success.

  5. Congrats to Nick! I read Black & White and it definitely leaves you wanting to know what's going to happen next.

  6. The blurb got me hooked, Nick, and I am sure it will do the same for young adult readers who relish dystopian novels, leaving them yearning for the remaining parts of the trilogy as well. Congratulations!

  7. Cheers and congrats to Nick! Whitopolis sounds like a really interesting setting for a story.

    1. Yes. Definitely a cool idea for a dystopian city.

  8. Pat, Alex, Yvonne - Thanks!

    Dezmond - Thanks. Well, I tried for a stark look.

    Mason, Liz, Romance Reader, Magic Love Crow - Thanks!

    Ellen, Shady - Thanks! The next part will be along soon, with luck.

    A Beer For The Shower - Thanks! Glad it's intriguing.

    Chrys - Thanks!

  9. Congratulations to Nick! And thanks for your review Sherry!

  10. It's fun to read a story about upsetting what is thought to be a perfect society.

  11. It is a good read. I would have loved it in my youth, for sure.

  12. Sweet! I've got Nick on my blog too:)

  13. Congrats to Nick! Glad you liked his book and not many dystopian novels for fans these days.

  14. Congratulations to Nick! Great review. It's up there on my TBR list. :)

  15. Sounds like it has several interesting aspects to it. Thanks for your review Sherry.

  16. Nasreen - Thanks!

    Ratty - It's definitely not so perfect.

    Darla - Great to hear that!

    Mark - It was great to visit!

    Natalie - Thanks, I'm glad to add to the genre.

    Christine - Thanks for adding!

    Tracy - Thanks for your kind comment.

  17. Great review!
    So now I have the book. Can't wait till I get to read it! :-)