The Sowing - Steven Dos Santos

The Sowing is a novel that intrigued me, especially after reading the first in the proposed trilogy. I love the mix of action, thrills, intrigue and queer romance. Dos Santos is quite adept at working queerness into the text without much intrusion into the politics of homosexuality. As an educator and a student of queer theory and sexuality within YA literature, I can say with all honesty that this is a fantastic addition to the slowly growing body of queer dystopian literature. Another much appreciated aspect of the novel is the pacing throughout--there are no lagging moments at all, from the first chapter--and even the secondary characters are very well-rounded and fully realized. Definitely a must-read for those who have already picked up the first part of the Torchbearer trilogy, The Culling.

Highly Recommended

(Note: This Review is from an Advanced Reading Copy - Out March 8, 2014)


  1. Thanks for taking the time to read and review THE SOWING! :-)


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Black Chuck - Regan McDonell

Althea & Oliver - Cristina Moracho

A List of Cages - Robin Roe