Saturday, January 21, 2012

Another good read...

So maybe you're getting sick of dystopians. And maybe your'e not. I--for one--am NOT. End of the world?  

Oh yeah. Bring it on!

If you're still gobbling up dystopians as fast as I am, you should probably put this one on your victim list:

The flooded coast of former Los Angeles. Two warring nations of North America—the Republic and the Colonies.
Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy. Obedient, passionate, and committed to her country, she is being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles.
Born into the slums of the Republic’s Lake Sector, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother is murdered. And Day becomes the prime suspect. Now, caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival while June tries desperately to avenge her brother’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 in order to keep its secrets.
I read it in . . . oh . . . like a day. Maybe two. Granted, it was an audio book, and I have an UNEARTHLY long commute to work (according to my backward Idaho standards, that is), so that may have helped. But seriously? It rocked. Check it out!


Lauren Alissa Hunter said...

Haha I love your "End of the world? Bring it on!"

I feel the same way-- I have been dreaming in dystopia before it was so popular. ha.

I'll have to download this, I listened to the Hunger Games trilogy, and City of Ember on audiobook and loved them.

Julie said...

Lauren: YAY!!! Another dystopian lover!! Yes, you MUST read it. It was fab!

Maggie said...

Woohoo! I bought this yesterday when I went to Tokyo - just because you posted about it. :) I'll have to wait a while to read it but I'm excited!

Christa said...

I've heard so many awesome things about this book.

Julie said...

Maggs: Whoooo!!!! No pressure, right? Haha! Hope you like it!

Christa: I'll second ALL the good things you heard!

Maggie said...

Gee, that book was awesome! ... Until the part where it ended. >.<

Haha. Oh man, these books with sequels that aren't released yet. Why do I do this to myself?

Anyhoo, thanks for the recommendation. I will carry on the work of infecting others with this book's awesomeness. ;)

Julie said...

Maggs: I KNOW, RIGHT!??!?

We really should rethink our game plan about starting series before they're finished.... SEEEERIOUSLY!

But it's so hard NOT to!!

P.s. I'm glad you liked it... I would have felt like an oaf if you'd bought the book on my recommendation then hated it!! Aaaaaawk-ward!

Paws with Iona said...

Love the photos! May have to make that a destination some day, if I ever can get out of the city!