I found this novel for tenagers fascinating to read but difficult to hold in my head. I was never sure where I was in the story as nothing that happens is what it seems.
Every Saturday I shine the spotlight on an Australian book that I think deserves to be read. The synopsis from Goodreads: The Reckoning destroyed civilisation.
Rising from the ashes, some people have developed unique abilities, and society is scared of them. Guided by the ancient spirits of the land, Ashala Wolf will do anything to keep them safe.
When Ashala is captured, she realises she has been betrayed by someone she trusted. When her interrogator starts digging in her memories for information, she doubts she can protect her people forever.
Will the Tribe survive the interrogation of Ashala Wolf?
I loved it and give it 5 out of 5 stars. Ashala wolf has been captured and taken to a detention centre. Justin Conner is right by her side as her guard, and he is the one who betrayed her. She trusted him, gave him access to the Tribe, just to be caught by him.
Ashala loves him, and hates herself for being so foolish, and I felt the same love-hate for him as she did. Ashala is a great, strong, female lead, with spirit and heart, who puts others before herself.
The novel is from her point of view and she stands on her own without the need of a strong male lead. All the characters are created with strong voices and personalities that make them feel real.
This story was full of twist and turns. I was gripped right from the very start and found it hard to put down. I thought the world building was good, and being Australian I loved that it was a dystopian set in Australia. Well what would have been Australia hundreds of years before the reckoning.
There was one part that had me gasping and crying and shaking my head in disbelief. I highly recommend this to fans of YA dystopian and people who like stories about characters with abilities.
You can add it to your Goodreads here:Description - The Tribe 1: The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina Join the Rebellion! "There will come a day when a thousand Illegals descend on your detention centres.
Can the tribe survive the interrogation of Ashala Wolf? The first in a four part series, this imaginative and engrossing story is a clever spin on the dystopian genre. Drawing on dream and fantasy, the author expertly creates a believable, alternative world featuring a strong, moral heroine.
Book Review: The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina(The Tribe #1) The Reckoning destroyed civilisation. Rising from the ashes, some people have developed unique abilities, and society is scared of them.
Guided by the ancient spirits of the land, Ashala Wolf will do anything to keep them safe. The Tribe: The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina Book Trailer. April ‘We Need Diverse Books Because’: An Indigenous perspective on diversity in young adult and children’s literature in Australia.
Image: Book cover, 'The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf' by Ambelin Kwaymullina. Ashala Wolf has been captured by Chief Administrator Neville Rose. A man who is intent on destroying Ashala's Tribe - the runaway Illegals hiding in the Firstwood. Injured and vulnerable and with her Sleepwalker ability blocked, Ashala is forced to succumb to .
The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf. by Ambelin Kwaymullina. Published: Hardcover: pages. 0 members reading this now 0 club reading this now 1 member has read this book. A compelling debut novel asks what happens when children develop inexplicable abilities—and the government sees them as a threat.