Book Review: Metaltown by Kristen Simmons


Title: Metaltown
Author: Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Pages: 380
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Dystopian

Metaltown, where factories rule, food is scarce, and hope is in short supply.

The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She’s no longer alone; it’s the two of them against the world. That’s something even a town this brutal can’t take away from her. Until it does.

Lena’s future depends on her family’s factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes if it means finally proving herself to her father. But when a chance encounter with Colin, a dreamer despite his circumstances, exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions, she’ll risk everything to do what’s right.

In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder. Colin sees something more. In a world of disease and war, tragedy and betrayal, allies and enemies, all three of them must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules.

An enthralling story of friendship and rebellion, Metaltown will have you believing in the power of hope.
You guys Metaltown was such a devastating and honest read.

Colin, Ty, and Lena will immediately captivate you; They will make you want to fight back for everything you believe in as well. But to be honest, I do have a favorite out of the three and that's Ty; as soon as I read her first chapter I knew this was someone I would get behind and that's exactly what happened. I ADORE YOU TY!

One of the things I liked about Metaltown is how the workers pressed back; pressed back in this story means protesting and standing up for your rights. In this case the workers pressed back so they could have a better pay and safer work environment. Throughout the story we see these characters start to take action of their lives and realize that they can make a difference; I was cheering for them the whole time while reading this story.

Kristen Simmons is another author who knows how to break my heart, honestly, I lost count of all the times I cried and then there's a scene in the book that made me cry even more and I'm just a blubbering mess right now and I don't think I will ever be okay with it.

Metaltown is definitely a book that will leave an impact on you so whenever you feel like pressing back for anything know that you should go for it with everything you have.


  1. I enjoyed this book, but for some reason I had a hard time getting truly invested in it. I can't figure out exactly why. I kind of saw the sad part coming because of the parallels to Les Mis, so that might have made a difference for me. Glad you loved it, though!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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