Title: The Only Thing To Fear
Author: Caroline Tung Richmond
Pub: Sep 2014
Genre: Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction, YA
Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5) – Liked it
80 years have passed and Zara, the main character, lives in a Nazi-controlled America. In a society that favors German-born over all others, Zara must live and overcome the difficulties and oppression placed upon her, all the while, hiding a life-threatening secret and wondering what a certain boy wants from her.
The Only Thing To Fear has a really interesting premise and backstory. What if Nazi Germany won? I think this book gives a great insight into the possibilities.
Although it could have been possible, I was thrown off by the supposed technology available. The Germans won because of genetically engineered super soldiers. I know it’s sci-fi, but it just felt a little too far-fetched.
Also, because of the German’s apparent prowess with super-soldiers, I’m thinking the book should have had a different outcome.
So even though this stumped me, it was an interesting and definitely different kind of read. I liked how it showed the not so pretty side of rebellion and revolution.
Zara is also a nice character to follow along (although sometimes I wish she had just talked to someone or asked questions, geez!).
I think the best part of this book is that it’s a stand-alone.Links/Affiliate Links: Goodreads // Barnes & Noble // Book Depository // Amazon