Critically-Acclaimed Author to Give Away New Book in August

I received a media copy of Impervious for review.  Affiliate links are used in this post.
Heather Letto, author of the new young adult fiction book entitled Impervious  (Bookfish), is offering readers a chance to download her entire book for free, one chapter each day, during the month of August.

Just by reading the synopsis on the back cover I was pretty sure this would be something I would enjoy.  It shares a  popular dystopian theme with books like The Hunger Games and Divergent, which are popular in young adult fiction.

The residents of Impervious are the remnant – the survivors of the War of Annihilation.  And though the city is chockfull of pleasures to tantalize and entertain, a beast lurks in the corners, haunting the residents with its presence.

The Beast – a mysterious and terminal illness killed off most of Generations One, Two, and Three.  And as Gen-Four prepares to take the stage, a provocative, yet questionable, new method to avoid an untimely death incites a cultural rage.

But Fran lives counter-culture, off the grid in true rebel fashion.  With a life far from opulent, she scurries through dark tunnels, searching for hot meals with Pete while ditching the holographic security team.  To her, it’s a healthy trade-off.  Unaccountability means The Council can’t steal her sliver of hope – a belief that she’ll see The Epoch arrive before The Beast can pull her into its fetid embrace.

After losing her mother and then her Rebel mentor, Fran stumbles upon a miraculous discovery that may save the residents of Impervious.

That is, if she can outrun The Beast…

Letto actually wrote Impervious as an outrageous, yet allegoric picture of Heaven and Earth meant to grab the attention of the reader.

There are a number of subtle themes in the book.  Is death as we know it really the end or could it possibly be a wonderful new beginning?  Young adults often struggle with fitting in, another theme, “Is it better go with the crowd or seek the truth?” is also woven into the pages.  The theme of perseverance and bravery are found in the main character of Fran.  Also believing in what you can’t see (faith) is another theme.

I thought the book on its own was a good read.  I read it with the press release in my inbox and a Q&A pamphlet from the author, so I had the background to know what Letto intended.  Without that information, I can honestly say that the reader might pick up on the themes – or they might not.  The book is entertaining and takes you on a futuristic ride, but had I not known there was a ‘Christian’ element to the book prior to picking it up, I’m unsure of whether I would have extrapolated that from the story itself.  So in other words – it’s not preachy.  At all.  So if you enjoy dystopian stories written for young adults, you might want to give this one a try.

For those of you looking to explore more about the story revolving around the faith based aspect, Letto has created a Bible study that is also available for free.  The study guide expands on the topic of Heaven that the fictional tale of the city of Impervious represents.

Check it out! To access the free downloadable content, visit

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