While the other girls in the walled city-state of Baalboden learn to sew and dance, Rachel Adams learns to track and hunt. While they bend like reeds to the will of their male protectors, she uses hers for sparring practice.
When Rachel's father fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the city's brutal commander assigns Rachel a new protector: her father's apprentice, Logan - the boy she declared her love to and who turned her down two years before. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father's survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself.
As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the wasteland, stalked by a monster that can't be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.
©2012 C. J. Redwine (P)2015 Tantor
"A well-paced, heart-wrenching tale of loyalty, courage and love set in a ravaged dystopian world and featuring convincing characters, potent prose and palpable emotion." (RT Book Reviews)
I feel like if I read the book rather than listened, it would be better. I couldn't get past the narrators voice and the way she would say things.
Ok, 1st this has potential but I just can't get over Rachel. She is supposed to be this strong independent person but honestly comes across as a self centered, hotheaded brat who is all "gung ho" about getting in trouble but almost wets her pants every time she gets caught. She doesn't think, just jumps ahead without thinking. How is it that most "strong independent" women in some books are just written as complete idiots who sound smart but act dumb. I mean obvious dumb. Not even a subtle.
Logan. Ok, for whatever reason people are writing about him like he is so mean. I don't think he is mean enough. He is her protector and she does everything to try to get him and her killed. He only thinks about locking her up and never does...he doesn't call her out on any of the dumb things she does and he ends up getting in serious trouble of over stupidity and independent thinking, aka "jump before leaping and forget about consequences".
This book may be ok for other people but it is not for me. I want may money back.
I was honestly so bored that I didn't even continue to the second book. On top of that, the love story has absolutely no foundation.
No, it's hit and miss with this genre.
The narrator was fine, just the story was a bore.
I would have spent a lot more time on back story. Everything kind of just starts out and there's no real foundation to help you connect with the characters.
Not worth your time.
had the character really do some thing instead of crying to her self 1000 time oh daddy
I like story like this so some thing like this but better written
Rebecca , Logan Oliver and commander
I've five hours left of the book and have serious doubts I'll finish listening to it. I get fanatic to know what happens in books that isn't the greatest and I always read them from cover to cover. That says a lot then that I can't bring myself to listen to the end of this book. On a scale of 1-10, I'd give it a 1!
It seemed to have a good setting and seemed fresh and imaginative. It turned out to be very boring and dry. I get that you need opposition to have a good book however, I also like to see the characters winning small battles along the way. it also seemed like her protagonist couldn't really do anything but seem tough.
CJ Redwine yes but Renee Chambliss is very hard to listen to
No I can't tell the difference between her male and female characters. All voices sound identical.
I listened to the first two books in this series and a few hours of the third book. I couldn't even finish it because I really just didn't care what happened. I very rarely start a series and not finish it because I usually HAVE to know how it ends, even if I don't love it. I literally couldn't even bring myself to do it in this case. The story was rather boring and I wasn't dying to know what happened. It's really just OK. Nothing spectacular.
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