Title: The Separation
Author: Stormy Corrin Russell
In a world where men and women live on separate sides of a massive wall, seventeen-year-old misfit Eroyn Fairchild has always been too busy with her broken family to wonder why they live the way they do.
When a man from the other side breaks through, Ero holds him hostage, hoping for a ransom large enough to pay for her Elder Grace’s treatment. Things get more complicated as the man is followed by two others who make Ero question everything she’s ever known about her life.
As Ero searches for the truth, the lines between right and wrong blur, leaving her to choose between saving her city and saving herself.
I gave this book 5 stars, but I wish with all my heart that I could rate it even higher! This book deserves to be a movie, and I can’t wait to see it when it comes out. This sci-fi/thriller takes us into Ero’s world, a world where men and women are segregated, living in compounds separated by a wall for 80 years after the end of a gender war. When a man slips into the women’s half of the compound, Ero’s world is turned upside down. All her life she’s been taught men are the enemy, when really, the men are plagued by the same demons that she is.
The Separation is a story of strength, bravery, and snap decisions. I absolutely loved the book. It’s one of my new favorites. All the characters are well-rounded and the world created in this story left me craving more. I immediately began reading book two nearly as soon as the first one was finished.
Amazing job, Stormy! I look forward to reading more of your work!