My Rating 3 1/2 stars
Citizens who report to work on time, obey the Overlord’s laws, and stay off the Synbot’s radar, live long lives. Long, dull, monotonous lives
It’s not a bad plan for someone with a hidden, emotion-based ability to trigger earthquakes. In a world pitted against her, sixteen-year-old Rena Moon strives for a life beyond working herself to death at the factory. Seeing an alternative, she risks selling relics from the forbidden lands at Market. It becomes the worst decision she ever made. Someone kidnaps her best friend in exchange for the one thing that would end her oppression.
Driven by loyalty, Rena and seventeen-year-old Nevan Jelani, soulful composer, green thumb extraordinaire, and the secret love of her life, plot to rescue her friend and reclaim her salvage. Still, the thought lingers whether Nevan is a true hero or another thief waiting for his chance at her loot. Events spin wildly, deepening Rena’s suspicions and pushing her limit of control. With more than her chance for freedom at stake, she must decide if she’s willing to kill to protect what’s precious to her. For once, the Overlord isn’t holding all the power, but can Rena live with being reduced to what she’s trying so hard to escape?
I love dystopian fiction. This one is different from others that I have read.
Rena Moon is a 16 year old, who can’t help but to get into trouble at every turn. She is one of those characters who, thinks that there has to be more then just following the rules and staying under the radar. She is rebellious, and is always trying to figure out a way to make her life better. Rena and her best friend, escape one day to the forbidden land and after a triggered earth quake, they find a cave full of things that Rena thinks she can sell to try and escape her life. This goes well for her until her friend is taken for the one thing Rena wants really badly. She is faced with a decision to give up what she has to save her best friend. I really liked Rena, she is a little weird but with what she has to deal with I don’t blame her. I wish it had explained a little more about her and what she can do. It had a good engaging story line, and was very interesting. It’s hard to imagine living a life like Rena’s. I also didn’t believe the Instant connection between her and Nevan but he is full of his own secrets, which makes him an interesting Bad boy sort of type.
Overall this one is a good read. This one has an expected publication of June 2013.
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