Cori had been held captive since she was seven. The war had destroyed most of the world, forcing the last civilization to form a new colony. she lived with all the other underage children, separated based on their genders. she only had a few months left before she was to join the adults, serving the colony as a Guard due to her physical capabilities. the problem was, Cori longed for freedom and often broke the laws purposely. she spent her last underage year planning for an escape, however the death of their leather shortened the amount of time, forcing her to put her plan on hold.
I received a free e-book from the author in exchange for a review. the book started out slightly overwhelming, with more than enough information about the colony as well as its history, which I found myself skipping lines just to get to the juicy part. action wise, it was very captivating that I often held my breath following Cori’s encounters. I feared for her although I didn’t appreciate her provoking dangerous people, but it definitely made her tough character more perceivable. after the introduction, the plot started going uphill, which had me flew through the pages easily. since then, Cori became increasingly relatable and soon won my heart. no matter how cheesy it was for her to enjoy touching after being forbidden to do so for so many years, I can’t say I didn’t enjoy every moment of it. with a beautiful twist at the end of the story, the seemingly perfect ending became a huge cliffhanger, which had me grateful to already have my hands on the second installment.
author: E.R. Arroyo
genre: Science Fiction
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