Sunday, August 14, 2011

Review for 'Perception (book 1 of the Tiger's Eye Trilogy) by Heather Cashman


Your perception will sharpen once you see through a tiger’s eyes.

More than five hundred years after the apocalypse, the survivors of off-grid genetic experimentation have refined their mixed DNA to the point that humans and their animal counterparts share physical and mental links. Varying species have divided into districts, living in a tenuous peace under the President of Calem. Ardana and her tiger ingenium Rijan leave their life of exile and abuse in the Outskirts, setting out with their twin brothers to redeem themselves and become citizens of the Center. But shedding their past isn’t as easy as they had hoped. When the system that shunned them becomes embroiled in political conflict and treachery, their unique abilities and experiences from the Outskirts make them invaluable to every faction. The runaways become pawns to friends as well as enemies, and with every step it becomes more difficult to tell which is which.

Review: 5/5

For first person, this was fantastic. I was blown away by the characters and their sharp image of who they are not only on the outside, but the inside as well. Ana is witty, lovable and an overall intelligent young woman. She has such passion for those she love. She is willing to take risks, but also analyze situations where danger is possible. Kade is her twin brother. He struck me as someone who lacks confidence in himself. The tigers were drawn very well. Ana's tiger Rijan, knew what she was doing. She reminds me of Pan in 'The Golden Compass'. Both knew what to say even if their counterparts didn't care. I had a clear picture of them advising their human companions what to do and not to do. It made me to want someone like that. I wouldn't mind having Rijan. Not just good characters, but the plot made sense. It was easy to read and feel out what their world is like. Every bit from the Outskirts to the Tiger District was detailed enough to 'see'. It showed me what I could do in my own writing. This is an author who allows her characters to shine forth and to take us on an unforgettable journey that will continue in the forecoming novels.

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