One Breath One Bullet

One Breath One Bullet - S.A. McAuley 4.5 Stars

So the first thing you need to know about 'The Border War' series is that according to the author, add some scars and tattoos and this is what Armise looks like:
*For those of you who care that is model Franco Noriega.

So there is that.

But there is also a pretty great dystopian happening here as well. I love new worlds and one of the things that I actually enjoy most of all is that feeling of being dropped into the middle of a world I know nothing about and figuring it out as I go. This can be confusing and sometimes you can feel a little lost but I much prefer this method of world building over pages and pages and pages of explanations. [b:One Breath One Bullet|17258549|One Breath One Bullet (The Borders War, #1)|S.A. McAuley||23853178] feels very much like a prequel, setting us up for what is to come. There are times where I was confused and hadn't a clue what was going on and it actually made me like it all the more. I loved the world building and the intrigue. Nobody is what they seem and I can already tell that there is so much more to come.

"Armise and I had met through the scope of our rifles and sometimes I wondered if that was also where we'd end."

I am very excited about what is to come from Merq and Armise. These two are going to cause mayhem I can tell. I also can't bloody wait!!

Tiny, tiny little thing and the reason it doesn't get 5 stars from me. There was some discrepancy with timelines. Mainly the amount of time between the Olympic Games. It's 300 years but there is at least one place where it says that it was 200 years. I'm really anal about my timelines. It's just something that always catches my attention, it's only small and is most likely just an editing issue but timelines are important and timelines in new worlds especially so.

Update: Hmmmm it actually seems on reading [b:Dominant Predator|17402451|Dominant Predator (The Borders War, #2)|S.A. McAuley||24237319] that I might of gotten the timelines wrong. I think the time since the last actual bullet being fired and the Olympic games is 200 years. Hence why both 200 and 300 would have been mentioned. I'm going to look into timelines again once I'm finished the second book and adjust my rating if I am indeed wrong.