Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (November 29, 2011)
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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.
The Republic is a whole character in itself. The Republic had so many rules and regulations. They make their citizens pass what is called a trial, and the score can very... whether you are rich or poor ( they will deny this fact). The commander in the Republic was very sinister, and had a strong agenda, she would stop at nothing to get her own way, even if it meant killing innocent people. There were a lot of shenanigans and lies going on in the Republic, and it is well known, as you read this book! The Republic was evil and full of deceit and had to keep their "citizens" perfect! It didn't matter with the Republic, they will kill, steal and destroy to get their way. Let me just say I was a little stressed out there at the end, it was quite a dramatic ending.
This book could be a stand alone (which I like) however, it could also have a sequel (which I will look forward too!) Anyway, I thought the storyline, romance and action scenes were a great mix. As far as the whole book was concerned, I loved it! As far as Dystopian goes, this will be one of my favorites!
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