Welcome to a safe and secure new world, where beauty is bought and sold, and freedom is the ultimate crime.
The Registry saved the country from collapse, but stability has come at a price. In this patriotic new America, girls are raised to be brides, sold at auction to the highest bidder. Boys are raised to be soldiers, trained to fight and never question orders.
Nearly 18, beautiful Mia Morrissey excitedly awaits the beginning of her auction year. But a warning from her married older sister raises dangerous questions. Now, instead of going up on the block, Mia is going to escape to Mexico - and the promise of freedom.
All Mia wants is to control her own destiny - a brave and daring choice that will transform her into an enemy of the state, pursued by powerful government agents, ruthless bounty hunters, and a cunning man determined to own her... a man who will stop at nothing to get her back.
©2013 Shannon Stoker (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
There was just something missing. I can't put my finger on it per say, but compared to other books in the same genre, it just falls short. I really love the concept but I'm not sure I'll continue the series.
This book is phenomenal! It kept me listening right to the end and I was sad when it was over. I wanted to keep listening and even looked for more books by Shannon stoker. Give this book a try. You won't be sorry.
I'm always fascinated by negative Utopias, visions of how, without vigilance, things can go so terribly wrong. This tale began interestingly enough. But as it wore on, it changed from a young girl naively wishing to run away from sexual slavery, to a young girl obsessed with forbidden romance. Some will enjoy it.
I just finished this one and it was a struggle to keep reading to the end. The only thing that kept me going was hoping that that psychopathic "husband" Grant would get his comeuppance; at least he didn't get Mia.
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