Today, I'll be reviewing the final book of the ELEVEN TRILOGY: ENDING ELEVEN by Jerri Chisholm. This review was made possible by Turn the Page Tours.
I give ENDING ELEVEN ⭐⭐⭐⭐!
Before I begin, I must admit that I didn't read the first two books. Regardless, this story was filled with action and I was hooked from the beginning.
What I liked about the book:
The world of ENDING ELEVEN is well thought-out and the author did a wonderful job describing the setting I felt like I was there with Eve. This book reminded me of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT but unlike these books, this finale wasn't as slow or political. Chisholm keeps the plot and story moving smoothly.
What I didn't like about the book:
Maybe if I read the first two books I would understand Eve and Wren's relationship better. They were lovers but at times I wondered, particularly about the way Eve acted when Wren lost his memories. Furthermore, the ending was predictable, I guess I was wanting more of a twist like MOCKINGJAY when Katniss shot the general and not President Snow.
Overall, this is a satisfying read and I highly recommend you check it out, or begin with book one, ESCAPING ELEVEN, and onto UNRAVELING ELEVEN to experience the full adventure.
Title: ENDING ELEVEN
Author: Jerri Chisholm
Release Date: February 22, 2023
My name is Eve Hamilton.
Everyone in Compound Eleven thinks I was killed. But they’re dead wrong…
I spent my entire life in Compound Eleven as a fighter. Surviving in an underground city filled with violence, oppression, and tyranny. We were told the world above was scorched, an immediate death sentence. I should have died never knowing the truth. Instead, when I fought Wren—a boy from the top floor, a Preme—I fell for him. And eventually learned that my reality was an insidious lie.
Escaping Compound Eleven nearly killed me and Wren. Now we’re aboveground, where the world is anything but a toxic, burning wasteland. It’s green and lush, filled with sunshine, fresh water…and hope. All of which tastes bitter when I see what it’s cost me. Because something in Wren has changed. He’s broken—along with whatever it was between us.
Now the tides of violence in Compound Eleven are rising, threatening to spill out and shatter this peaceful place with brutality, corruption, and death.
But do I stop them…or join them?
About the Author:
Jerri Chisholm is a YA author, a distance runner, and a chocolate addict. Her childhood was spent largely in solitude with only her imagination and a pet parrot for company. Following that she completed a master's degree in public policy and then became a lawyer, but ultimately decided to leave the profession to focus exclusively on the more imaginative and avian-friendly pursuit of writing. She lives with her husband and three children, but, alas, no parrot. You can find out more about Jerri and the ELEVEN TRILOGY by visiting her website JerriChisholm.com.