Review: Folsum by Fisher & Aster
We are so excited for the release of FOLSOM by the dynamic writing duo Fisher & Aster!
Misty's 4 Star Review ~ Good Reads Review Link
"A good hard look at humanity in a unique way that gets the wheels turning." ~Misty, White Hot Reads
I love when authors branch out from their "norm" and write something that may be completely out of their comfort zones. Add in two authors, two of my favorites I might add, with their very unique styles and you get a book I would almost give my my first born for. Man, should I have said that after reading this one?
I have to say that I almost kind of hate this book. Not because the story isn't good because it is really good. Not because the characters suck because they really don't. No, I almost kind of hate this book because the premise is downright terrifying. When you look at the world today and then read this book it makes you really think about where we are headed and that folks is why this book is so terrifying. And so damn important. The plot alone is scary but add in all the ways it makes you look at humanity as a whole and it will make you downright crestfallen in the ways of the world.
But even with those discouraging thoughts you also find hope in this book. Hope that there truly are people out there like Gwen and Folsom who still see that people have feelings. Hope that your one voice out of thousands can and will be heard if you just take the courage to speak up.
Going into this one I thought, probably like so many others reading the blurb, YES! GIRL POWER!!, we win! I should have know the writing of these two authors would pull at my heartstrings for the males in this book, especially Folsom. Having chapters from his point of view made this book in my eyes. Without it I don't think we could or would get the full affect this world has had on people. Nor would we be empathetic to what the males may be feeling in this new world. Empathy is much needed for change to come about and I felt this tenfold reading Folsom's chapters.
I'm anxious to see where this story leads us and see the growth I feel like these characters will have to make to truly overcome the obstacles in their way. This book and it's ending feel ominous in a way and I cannot wait to see what the authors have planned for this series.
Playlist : The End Men: Folsom
The nation as we know it is a thing of the past.
With the male species on the verge of extinction, a society called the End Men is formed to save the world. Folsom Donahue is one of twelve men whose sole purpose is to repopulate the Regions. The endless days spent having sex with strangers leaves Folsom with an emptiness no amount of women, money, or status can fill.
Gwen has wanted a child for as long as she can remember, but when she finally gets a chance to have her own, she uncovers a long hidden truth. The injustice she sees moves her to help save the men whom no one else believes need saving.
A forbidden love, grown in a time of despair, ignites a revolution.
Folsom and Gwen, torn between their love for each other and their sense of duty, must make a choice. But some will stop at nothing to destroy them.
Folsom is book one of the End of Men series. ~ Goodreads Link
If you were to ask me what I would remember most about Gwen ten years from now I’d tell you that it’s not her wild looking hair, or her exotic cat eyes, or her perfect breasts and their rosy nipples which balance perfectly in my hands ... it would be her reckless defiance, which she displays any time she’s angry. And though she doesn’t get angry often, when she does there are always casualties.
Willow Aster is the author of True Love Story, In the Fields, Maybe Maby, Fade to Red, and Lilith. Willow loves nothing more than writing the day away—anywhere will do. Her husband and two children graciously put up with her endless daydreaming and make fun of her for reading while cooking.