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.
Hi, this is Andrea! I recently read Legend by Marie Lu.
This is the second dystopian book I have ready and I enjoyed reading this book! The struggles both June and Day went through and what they had to do to survive was suspenseful, interesting and thought provoking.
The dystopian genre seems to be about the end times. I thought the government portrayed was very interesting. It knew everything about you and was involved in how and where a person lived, and categorized an individual based on their own design test.
The people had to rely on the government for almost all things as the government did not allow the people their freedom to pursue their own goals and dreams. People who rebelled against the government were hunted down and executed. It was pretty scary to think about this happening.
Even though this book is fiction, it is a good example of how people relying on government to meet their needs is dangerous territory that should be avoided.
Day and June were strong, likable characters. They had to live in such darkness. I loved how Day wanted to pursue the light and get out of the darkness.
I would give this book four out of five flowers.