Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Set in a world sometime in the not so distant future where America and the rest of the world has survived a major war and is dealing with by creating unity through people taking on "the mark". Logan Langly is approaching his 13th birthday, the day that kids go in to take a test and become citizens through receiving the mark. It is also the age he last saw his older sister, Lily, alive. Some kids who go in to get their mark wind up meeting unfortunate accidents. Through losing his sister, Logan has realized just how precious life is, and yet has also become hyper sensitive about his surroundings. His friends are convinced that he is wrapped up in conspiracy theories that have little truth in them, but the new girl is convinced he might be onto something. Together, Logan and Erin start down a path from whence there is no return. This is an excellent debut novel! I thought the story was compelling and unique, once with fun characters (though I did notice that some of the adult characters lacked depth) and plenty of twists in the story. If you are a fan of dystopian fiction, or enjoy a story with unpredictable twists to it, then this is the book for you!

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