Kaida grew up in two worlds--a child in the Manor raised by Sabah before she was granted Citzenship. But the only place she has ever felt like she's belonged is with Cedric and Guin, the boys she grew up with.
When Cedric's involvement in a rebel faction goes wrong, the Commission exiles her and holds Guin hostage. Now, she's on her own for the first time, and searching for the sister who left her behind and a princess who was stolen from the City--and then she stumbles across a face from the past.
Hawke has been an outcast since his Tribe died. When he finds Sabah's sister on the road, he agrees to help her. But as they search the wilds and grow closer, his disdain for her is slowly replaced by a deep attraction for the girl who faces every challenge so bravely.
And as the City's deadline dwindles, and the boy she loves hangs in the balance, Hawke is left to wonder if he is protecting her, or if he the biggest threat she will face.
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review. The beginning of the book was a bit confusing for me. I was not sure what was going on, but once I got a few chapters in, I was hooked. Great story and characters. Each chapter or two is from a different perspective and that made for a fun read. Between Kaida and Hawke each seeing or hearing what they want to, it was a fun read. I particularly enjoyed the way society functions in the books. The dystopian society theme is popular now and this one is intriguing. The different tribes that exist and their rules that seemed to create themselves out of necessity left me thinking long after I finished reading the book.
A good book should do that for me as a reader. It should resonate with me and give me something to think about. This one did that and I am going to go back and read the first book to see how they all ended up where they were in the first place. Based on this book, I'd say the series is worth the read.
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