By: Marie Lu
Release Date: November 29, 2011
Source: ARC given for review
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' 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. -Goodreads-
I am a sucker for dystopians... I think there are the best thing since slice bread. And this book is no exception for that. This book was pure amazingness and epicness all wrapped up in one. In my opinion the book was a little slow in the beginning. But don't worry, it doesn't stay that way long.
The book is told in two characters point of views. You have June and Day. June is the rich girl who is extremely smart and is training to become a soldier for the Republic. And Day is the Republic's most wanted criminal. They should never ever come across each other, except for if June catches Day and arrests him. Well their paths do across in a unexpecting way. When June's brother is murdered and Day badge is at the scene of the crime, Day claims he only hurt her brother and he was alive when he left him. June is put to the test. Should she trust the people that she has known all her life, or a Day the guy that seems to be what she needs right now?
This book was not what I expected. Usually half way through the book I can pretty much figure out what is going on and in the book was not like that. And I loved it! I seriously can not wait for the second book to come out! I need to know what happens with June and Day. I need to know! ugh.....well I guess I will have to because this past week I went to the Breathless Tour in Naperville, Illinois and Marie was there signing her book. And she isn't giving any details about book 2....>.<
I am giving this book a 5 out 5 stars! I would totally recommend this book to anyone that wants to escape reality and read a book that is beyond breathtaking!