Terrified of the contamination and the creatures it has created, humanity hides behind The Wall. No one knows what lies beyond the wasteland. Maya has never thought much about what might still be out there, lurking in the forgotten places. But when she’s thrust into the unknown, she is forced to question everything she has ever been told. Not everyone outside died, some of them became something… else. As her heart is torn in two, every choice she makes is harder than the last. What she discovers will change her forever. She knows she will probably die, but Maya has seen enough of death and she won’t let it have her without a fight.
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Maya has lived within the city walls all her life and was raised and taught to believe that the area outside the wall is contaminated and that the Guardians are working in the best interests of the population. Maya comes across circumstances that lead her to the conclusion that her whole life- the lives of all the people on the inside has been a lie.
This book was amazing in every sense of the word. To be honest it felt like this book was written to suit my all my reading requirements. It had action, an amazing female main character, great side characters, just enough romance not to make me throw up and an awesome writing style. This book was unpredictable and that’s what I loved about it.
Susanne Valenti did a great job with this book and I think she deserves all the awards for writing such a terrific novel.
I can honestly say that there was nothing I disliked about the book. I’d think something would go a certain way but then it wouldn’t and the surprise would be welcomed with open arms.
I read this book while I was in a bit of a reading slump but I’m glad I pushed through it. It was one of the better books of 2015 for me.
I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHERE THIS SERIES GOES!!
Read: 1 October 2015
Publication Date: 1 October 2015
Link to Author’s Goodreads Page: Susanne Valenti