Author: Kimberly Derting
Subject: Alternative society
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: November 15th, 2011
Length: 320 pages
I got this book: From the publisher for review
"In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she's spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.
Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can't be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country's only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime."
This was my third and last read during the readathon and it was a good choice. The book is easy enough to follow, yet the plot line still is interesting to keep me reading. The story was sometimes predictable but not to a degree that it became annoying. I liked the character development that was happening but it wasn't pure character based because there was also enough action in the book. It was a nice mix of the two and to me that was what made it interesting. All the events come to a nice wrap up at the end but it also leaves a door open to the next part of this series which I will be happy to read as well when the time comes. This is a really nice book for a Sunday afternoon to read in one sitting.
I liked it!
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