The Only Thing To Fear // Book Review

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.

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Zara lives in a Post-WWII America, where the Nazi and Axis Powers beat the Allies. Zara has an overwhelming urge to fight with the rebels and take back their country, but all the while learning to control a rare power.

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