By: Marie Lu
Published By: Putnam JuvenilePublished Date: November 29th 2011Pages: Hardcover 336Read: August 2011
Tags: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance, Fantasy Fiction, Apocalypitc, AdventureBook Cover Rating: 4
Why the Mad Scientist read this book: Signed ARC from BEA 2011. It sounded like a wonderful fun adventure.
First Lines: My mother thinks I'm dead.
When the Republic is not busy being corrupt they are off at war with the Colonies.
The inky goodness here alternates between June & Day. I admit the Mad Scientist loved the gold lettering.
Day had the Mad Scientist from the very beginning. Poor, caring, blue eyes, and well, just too interesting to not enjoy reading about him. Darn my little heart swooned for him & felt sad when the worst was going on. Why Day? *tear*
He was from the poor area of the Republic where things just were not kind. Illegal fights, starvation and plague was to be had on the streets. Yet, our handsome 15 year old endeared without carrying one of those ugly chips on his shoulders.
He was very found of his family even if they thought he was dead. He tried to protect them in every way possible... one day it meant doing the most incredible thing!
Tess was a poor girl that he ended up befriending. She was medical wonder as well. Strong yet vulnerable at the same time made her a wonderful side character. I adored her greatly. Day protected her and she looked after him just the same.
June was wondering about in the poor sector doing undercover work, looking for the murderer. Just so happens everyone thinks it is Day. She ended up getting into an unfortunate predicament when protective Day swooped in and saved her even though she was a stranger. He fell for her and she... You will just have to read to find out *wink wink*
From then on their lives are woven together. From opposite sides of society and trying to make it in the world.
I also admit that I loved the second half of the book!! I'm so glad I did not forget to finish this one.