Published by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated on November 29th 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, SciFi
Source: Kindle (Amazon)
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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.
This eBook has been in my Kindle for God knows how long, and after a random choosing, it’s finally time for me to read it, so HOORAY. I have heard so many great books about this, and I get really excited when I was about to read this book. A part of me was kinda praying that this book will not disappoint me. And it didn’t, so YAY. HAHAH.
Day and June are really two different people who are on two different sides. They never really had a reason to cross each other’s path, until June’s elder brother was murdered. And that murderer being Day. From that day on, June made a vow to catch Day, through every tricks and means. I’m sure you already know about the political part of this book, because I have absolutely NO idea how to explain it. But you know what completely amazed me about this book (and other similar books)? It’s usually the fact that these revolution happened in between a world, aka Chicago. And they do not know that the rest of the world existed. At least that is how I perceived it to be, so if I’m wrong, do let me know okay?
Okay, I am a little bit biased because I was in love with Day since the first page of this book. So I had this hope throughout the whole book that Day was innocent. So I might have hated on June more than once? HAHAH. Well, I really got mad at some of the events in this book, because trust me, watching the one side of your ship betray the other is NOT cool. No matter how much they forgive each other in the end. I mean, yeah, it’s necessary, but damn it, it breaks my heart every time I see them argue, or glare at each other.
But anyway, this book is so unlike the rest of the book, aka Divergent or The Hunger Games. I believe that I has its own uniqueness in the story, and it really is quite unfair if you compare this book to those others. You need to read this book, to know that it really is awesome. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a whole different world, and even amidst the war and plague, you don’t really wanna leave, as long as Day is there. At least that is how I feel HEHE.