[This post is done as part of GaCoWriMo, my own personal twist to NaNoWriMo. It’s kinda short because I’ve been out all day, have only an hour left to post something, and have apparently never heard of something called writing in advance.]
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.
This week has been reading galore for me. Having spent two weeks labouring over Sabriel (full review coming soon!), I now have only about two weeks left to finish that huge haul I got from library@orchard before I head off for my first overseas holiday in years. I’ve already blown through the (spoiler alert!) riveting Confessions (again, full review coming soon!) and am now working my way through this oft-recommended book.
It’s been a pretty good read so far. I think I’ve had a long enough break from my last dystopian title so I’m not going into this with the dystopian fatigue I had a while back. I’ve finished about a hundred pages in the past day or so (a steady clip for a snailreader like me), which is always a good sign for the book.
Stay tuned for my thoughts on this book (and the previous two)!
Dear reader, have you read this book before? What did you think of it (NO SPOILER ALERTS PLEASE!)?