ENDLESS CARNAGE. ENDLESS QUESTIONS.
Mara is a 16-year-old soldier who's spent years fighting a war that's lasted generations. Wide-eyed children, some just turned thirteen, rarely survive their first fights, despite her best efforts to train and lead them. What she thinks she wants is to uncover the root causes of the war between the Protectors and the masked Gaishan, maybe find a way to end it. But what she really wants is a future—for herself and the others—beyond the battlefield.
Then she's injured in combat, and when an enemy fighter not only heals her wounds but reveals his face, she sees the promise of all she desires. This cunning teen Gaishan has answers to her questions, but first she must commit treason and travel beyond the boundaries of her world. She must brave a place where everything rests on the point of a blade: her loyalties, her friends, her heart.
This was a really awesome book! I really enjoyed the world, and the details that were slowly given or gathered, that just grew and grew, and in turn affected so much of this book, it was just fantastic to read all of that!
I really enjoyed reading about Mara, because she's been fighting this war, and she's still around, and even has a leadership position. But she's connected to things that are happening, more than she knows, because there's secrecy surrounding her that she pulls back as the book goes on!
Then there's how everything turned out, with the seeds and the Tree, and territories, and the lies told, seeing as there were no Gaishan, that was just made up for the fight. Which is pretty horrible-a lot of kids died fighting this war. But the good guys won in the end!
With that ending, one of hope, of things happening, well, this could bee a stand alone book. But the bad guys as it turned out, weren't taken off the map, so they're still a threat, so yeah, it could go either way!
Really fantastic book! So enjoyable, and I hope you guys check it out!
Author: Jenna Lincoln
Read: September 30th, 2015
Source: YA Bound Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a 2015 Dystopia Book, DAC Book and a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Published: July 15th 2015
Jenna Lincoln loves to read, write, and talk about reading and writing. She spent many happy years as a language arts teacher doing just those things. After dabbling in Firefly and Supernatural fan fiction,
Jenna got serious about building her own imaginary world, big enough to get lost in for a long, long time.
When she comes back to reality, Jenna enjoys her home in beautiful Colorado with her husband and two daughters.
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