Author: Marie Lu
Genre: YA (Dystopian)
In a Snapshot: June, the Republic’s military prodigy, sets out to capture Day, the Republic’s most wanted criminal, and discovers her country (formally western USA) is hiding a dark secret. Her enemy is not who she thinks he is…
Why I picked it up and why I couldn’t put it down: After reading the Hunger Games, I picked this book up as a dystopian replacement. It was one of the fastest YA reads ever! The chapters alternate between June and Day’s point of view.
Who will like this? Matched fans, action-fans, suspense-fans, & those who love quick-paced narratives. Oh, and there’s a nice romance subplot in there too.
A Favorite Quote:
They never found out who did it, and I never came forward. There was, after all, no evidence. I had committed my first perfect crime. My mother used to hope that I would rise up from my humble roots. Become someone successful, or even famous.
I’m famous all right, but I don’t think it’s what she had in mind.