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Publisher's Summary

Striking out into the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone survives only to be captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where women rule the men who drastically outnumber them, and a kiss is a crime.  In order to see her sister again, Gaia must submit to their strict social code, but how can she deny her sense of justice, her curiosity, and everything in her heart that makes her whole?
©2011, 2012 Caragh O'Brien (P)2013 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"Reminiscent of James's Children of Men and Atwood's A Handmaid's Tale, this series practically begs to be a book club selection." (VOYA)
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By Jennifer on 03-20-13

The BEST book I've ever read!

Where does Prized rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

#1

What did you like best about this story?

It's realism- the characters were just perfect and believable

Have you listened to any of Carla Mercer-Meyer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I have not but I definately will

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Oh geez! Um..... "Could you relinquish your child to your government?"

Any additional comments?

This is the kind I book that you never want to end and then book two and three and I really have prayed for a fourth. It's just that good! And they could not have selected a better narrator.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful


By Kendall on 01-14-17

Can't wait to hear what's next!

What did you like best about this story?

I like how parts from the first book tie into this book and how little things become big parts of the story!

Any additional comments?

The way the landscape is described you can actually see what she's explaining in your head. VERY well written!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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