AUTHOR = MARIE LU
GENRE = DYSTOPIAN FUTURE, ACTION, THRILLER, ROMANCE
INTEREST LEVEL = YEARS 8 – 10
June has lost her parents so when her sole surviving relative (her beloved brother Metias) is brutally killed, she is keen for revenge. As a prodigy in her republic she is a well-trained soldier, perceptive and courageous, a good match for the prime suspect in her brother’s death: fugitive and wanted criminal, Day. He is also a prodigy of sorts, having escaped capture for so long. Can June bring him to justice or will her search for revenge also lead her to more questions than she bargained for??
Action packed from the opening scene, with a strong female lead and an equally endearing male opponent, this novel is sure to be enthusiastically received by lovers of dystopian fiction and thrillers. The story is told in alternating chapters by the 2 main protagonists which readers will find very satisfying. Fans of “The Hunger Games” and the “Gone” series will love this book and be especially pleased that it is the first in a trilogy.
Recommended (dma) ****