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Caelin is a survivor. It's been 11 years since a nuclear disaster drove much of the population underground. Caelin and her young sister Mardy were left topside, and Caelin uses salvage to trade for shelter until she gets stabbed, and a handsome stranger named Jate must save her life.

Jate brings the sisters to rebel turf where plans are being hatched to conquer the Undercity. The rebels preach good life for the masses, and both Caelin and Mardy are hooked on the dream. But as Caelin is drawn deeper into the rebel's inner circle, passion ignites between Caelin and Jate, and he suddenly seems determined to push her away.

Then she discovers the harsh price of loyalty. The rebel's dream becomes a nightmare that puts her sister on a dangerous mission to the Undercity. Caelin must determine who to trust before Mardy and the population of the Undercity are wiped out.

©2017 Shauna E. Black (P)2018 Shauna E. Black

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Perfect for the YA in your life

As a fan of YA, I've come to realize that some YA books are meant for adults and teens while others are for just teens. This one falls into the later category. I don't want that to sound as a knock on the book because it is an enjoyable story which I could see my younger cousins loving. If you're looking for a gift for a teenage bookworm, then you're on the right page.

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What a world

Dystopian books is such an interesting genre because authors have a lot of option about how they can create their world. Yet at the same time most books have lots of similarities and reading a lot in this genre can start to feel repetitive. But this book is anything but... it comes across as new and interesting.

The character are fantastic, very well crafted from the good, to the self-serving, to the bad all of them are vivid and feel like they could walk off the page. Caelin makes a great lead character, she's complex and yet is motivated only by looking after her sister.

I don't want to give away the plot but I will say that over the book as new information comes to light it causes you to see actions and motivations in new lights and this makes for a very exciting story.

Great character voices for both genders and the delivery is smooth and lows well.

I loved it! Highly recommended.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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wonderful

a great and wonderful book a little bit of everything in a very nice wrap I love this very much the story was extremely well region very interesting the narrator did a good job as well
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Who can you trust?

I thought this book was done very well. It was a great listen. Mystery, intrigue, and drama. This book reminded me very much of Divergent. Well worth the credit even though it is shorter than some books. It will keep you listening until the very end. I am hoping for a sequel to this book. I need to know what happens to all these characters. Well written and well narrated. Courtney Parker gave a great performance.


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interesting

I am looking forward to listening to more from this author! Original story and characters with a variety of personalities in a dystopian future. Enough twists to keep you interested wothout getting confused.

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Undercity vs. Scavs

Caelin is a young woman just trying to survive in the aftermath of a nuclear disaster. She scavenges what she can in order to buy a place for her and her younger sister, Mardy, in one of the city's shelters. Trusting the wrong person leaves her injured and she finds herself indebted to a young man named Jate when he comes to her rescue.

Caelin is distrustful of the circumstances in Dupont and wants to go back topside, but Mardy seems to love her new life. Soon, Caelin finds herself caught up in the promises of the leader, Lucian. After swearing her loyalty to him and the Impartialists, she begins to wonder if she has done the right thing.

The story was well well-written and the characters were believable, but a little under developed. I think this might be an early effort by the author and I am sure with experience, her writing will be amazing. My main complaint with the book is that I found myself a little bored at times. If you enjoy books like Divergent and the Hunger Games, you will enjoy this book.

The narrator does a very good job in her performance and really makes the story come alive. This book is geared to the YA crowd, but those of us who are way past the YA stage of life will enjoy it too.

I was given the chance to listen to this book by the author and chose to review it.