Review: Impervious by Heather Letto

Today is rerelease day for Impervious by Heather Letto! I absolutely adore this book. Fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent will fall in love with Fran! 

Happy book birthday, Impervious!

Impervious by Heather Letto

Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian

The residents of Impervious are the remnant —
survivors of the War of Annihilation. And though the
city is chockfull of pleasures to tantalize and entertain, a beast lurks in its corners haunting the residents with its presence. The Beast—a mysterious and terminal illness―has 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 becomes a cultural rage.
But Fran is counter-cultural. And living off the grid in true rebel fashion, her life is far from opulent. Scurrying through dark tunnels, searching for hot meals and ditching the holographic security team encompass most of her day. However, she views it as 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, however, she grasps painfully onto the splintered sliver, until a new hope is born. First through Pete. And then through a miraculous discovery.

But the question still haunts her…

Can she outrun The Beast?
  It's no secret that I love a good dystopian. The Hunger Games ranks pretty high on my list of favorite fandoms, and I'm a bit of a fangirl for JLaw. Whenever I signed on to read and review Impervious, I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew I'd probably like it based solely on it being dystopian. I never realized how much I would love this book, though.

  The world building, y'all. I honestly felt like I was right there in Impervious with Fran. Heather Letto is prolific at building a world up around the reader that completely enthralls them and tosses them into the midst of the story. After I finished reading Impervious, I felt like I had been on a (scary!) vacation to her world. It is definitely unique and stands out on its own. Impervious is absolutely frightening, and I would never want to live in a world like that.

  Fran was my type of heroine. I loved her from the very first page. She had that quality. You know the one I'm talking about. She was strong willed, kick ass, a fighter, a survivor. She's exactly what I like in my dystopians. Pete quickly got onto my good side, and I loved him! I love the dynamic between Fran and Pete. There's no instalove! None!

  It's obvious I'm just fangirling now. I really did enjoy this book. It brought me back to my dystopian roots, and I'm so happy about that! Heather Letto is a flawless writer, and I'm so happy to have read this. Fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent will simply adore Impervious. It's a gritty dystopian with a heroine that you can't help but cheer for!

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.


  1. Oh man...maybe I should actually read my copy of it if it's that good!

  2. This sounds interesting, I am going to be adding it to my TBR pile. It's been so long since I read a good dystopian book, but this one seems to be just the type of book I am looking for. Great review!

  3. Ohh sounds like a good dystopian novel, I do like that cover though. Benish| Feminist Reflections

  4. As soon as you said the world building was great, I was already sold. I think that is important to making a good novel. And I do like a dystopian every now and again, as long as it is unique enough. And this seems to check the boxes :D

    1. It definitely does. I cannot recommend this book enough!


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