After thousands of years, male after male, finally - a female COMPIS is chosen. The peace of a nation seems secure, yet beneath the facade turmoil boils among its leaders. The innocent children, raised in ignorance all their lives until the Initiation of their seventeenth year, have no idea of the true face behind their High Council.
Why has a girl been chosen? Why is she special? Will she be able to do what no other Compis has done and bring the hypocrisy to an end?
©2011 Kate Copeseeley (P)2013 Kate Copeseeley
Inventive, engaging, thoughtful.
Headed down the path of Robin McKinley's books. I think this author has a lot of potential.
Excellent reading voice, enjoyable to listen to. A really different experience than reading it myself.
This was an audio re-read of a Kindle book. I rated it 4/5 the first time through, but now I have read one of the sequels as well, and on this re-read I decided that it is really good enough for 5 stars--in other words, I will be adding it to my must read over again pile of books.
I really enjoyed the creativity of Compis. So many YA books have a standard set of themes in them, but I find the concept behind the Five Tribes series to be very original. I first read the Kindle version of the book... I found myself going to bed much later than I should so that I could finish the book!
Even as an adult reader, I found myself drawn into the story. I'm keeping an eye out for the next book of the series!
Em Eldridge helped to bring the book to life. Very good narration.
I recommend this to anyone who enjoys YA books...adults and teens alike.
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