Sunday, December 15, 2013


by Marie Lu

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian Fiction

Synopsis:  What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. 

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. 

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills. 
From GoodReads

Review:  Here's yet another young adult dystopian fiction trilogy.  This one would be 3rd on my list of the ones I've read so far-third to Divergent and Hunger Games.  This book starts a little slow but does pick up after a while.  It's not full of action like other dystopian fiction books but it has major character development.  We really get to know both of the characters, June and Day, very well.  I think you know the characters so well because the book is written from dual points of view-June's and Day's. The chapters alternated between the two narrators and many times would end with a cliff hanger.  You couldn't help to read the next chapter so you could get back to the other narrator.  The action does pick up towards the end.  The author wrote this book very well and kept the reader engaged!

Rating: 4 stars

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