In the future there is no disease. There is no war. There is no discontent. All citizens are complacent members of the Global Governance. But one summer is about to change everything. Keeva Tee just turned 15. She's about to make the trip to Monarch Camp to be imprinted with her intended life partner. But in her happy, carefree life in the Ocean Community, she hears whispers about "anomalies" - citizens who can't be imprinted. When Keeva arrives at Monarch Camp, her worst nightmare becomes a reality - she is an anomaly. She begins to doubt everything she's ever believed. What if freedom and individuality have been sacrificed for security? When Keeva finds a warning carved under a bunk bed she begins to understand: nonconformity will be punished, dissent is not an option, insurgents will be destroyed.
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- Lilly's Book World
Gotta love those cliffhangers!
Lucinda Clare did a wonderful job, and I was able to rely on her changes in tone and depiction for character reference. This is the first audio-book of this style I've listened to, and I wasn't disappointed.
Overall, this story is somewhat unoriginal, in the sense that it has themes and plot lines you find in many Young Adult Dystopian Adventures. The parts that are unique, however, are ones I haven't seen in any other book thus far. I can't think of any specific books to compare it to.
This was my first audio-book experience, and I'm glad Lucinda Clare was the narrator, as I've been quite pleased with her performance. I haven't listened to any of her other narrations, but she is someone who would enhance my likelihood to purchase and listen to other audio-books, if she's the voice behind it.
Many - far too many to list here.
The characters are all unique, and while the names took a few chapters to get straight, the originality of each one was refreshing. The authors placed great attention and detail on character development, and each character introduced grew quite a bit during the course of the story - even the random side characters.
- Desert Rose Reviews