Author: Marie Lu
Published: February 2nd 2012
Genre: Teen/YA, Dystopian
Rating: 5 out of 5
The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts. North America’s two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point. In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history....
Born into the slums of Los Angeles, fifteen-year old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. A mysterious boy with no recorded image or fingerprints. A boy who should no longer exist. A boy who watches over his family until one evening, when the plague patrols mark his family’s door with an X—the sign of plague infection. A death sentence for any family too poor to afford the antidote. Desperate, Day has no choice; he must steal it.
Born to an elite family in Los Angeles’ wealthy Ruby sector, fifteen-year old June is the Republic’s most promising prodigy. A superintelligent girl destined for great things in the country’s highest military circles. Obedient, passionate, and committed to her country—until the day her brother Metias is murdered while on patrol during a break-in at the plague hospital.
Only one person could be responsible.Day.
And now it’s June’s mission to hunt him down.
The truth they’ll uncover will become legend.
My Review: I can not express how much love I feel about this book. Since the first page it has blown my mind, and made me read and read and read. Seriosly, this is one of the best books ever.
What can I say about it? Marie Lu's writing style is amazing. I love how the chapters are one from June's point of view, and other from Day's. That way we get to see, what both main characters are thinking and doing.
What about the story? It was FULL-OF-ACTION! That's what I loved the most about this book. In almost every chapter we get to see something exiting, something moving happening.
The dystopian world is amazing. I mean, I wouldn't leave in it and the things the govermeant do to this people are just awful. I enjoied in the parts where they were explaining about their experience with the Trial, the test they take when they are 10. And I'm telling you, you'll be suprised about this thing.
And the characters? Damn, June is the bravest girl I had read in any book. She is tough, smart and let's say caring. I loved her!
Day. Boy, Daniel is strong for a 15-16 year old. I loved his stories about his past, the time he has spent with his borthers and his mother. His story were touching also. And I think he has hidden a lot of feelings inside him. Well, that's what boys do. haha
I'm so happy I read it. This deffinetly makes Marie Lu on the top list of my favorite authors. It has great characters and good world building. I can not wait for the second book Prodigy.
This is one of the best YA dystopian novels.