Monday, April 9, 2012


By Marie Lu

What was once the Western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors.

Day is the most wanted criminal in the Republic. No one knows who he is or what he looks like, and the Republic is desperate for his capture.

June is the Republic’s prodigy, the most gifted soldier they have. She is on the hunt for her brother’s murderer. A criminal she once grudgingly respected and is now determined to kill: Day.

What happens when they face each other will test everything they know to be true, for nothing is as it seems…and the truth is destined to become legend.

This is the coolest Dystopian novel I’ve read so far. It reads like an action movie, but with awesome insights and a mysterious undertone. Day is a great character that is a sort of ‘Everyman’ a reader can relate to; born in the slums, and rejected by the elitists, he becomes a ghost and a criminal inciting chaos wherever he strikes. It helps that he’s cheeky and arrogant and almost instantly likeable. June is a prodigy that scored perfectly on the aptitude tests the Republic gives to every 10-year-old in the country. She comes off as a bit of a rebel in her well-controlled atmosphere, but also misunderstood by all except her big brother; when he is murdered, she sets out to revenge his death, her target: Day.

I won’t go any further than that, I won’t deny you the joy of reading about Day and June’s adventures, and of the mysteries they unlock along the way. Definitely the best story I’ve read in a long while. Read it! Love it! I command you! :)

4 ½ out of 5!

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