Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: November 29th 2011 by Putnam Juvenile
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What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.
Why this book is on my radar: Well, let me start off by saying that I have yet to read a dystopian novel that I didn't like yet in the YA genre. So obviously this being a dystopian ya novel it immediately grabbed my attention, but other the obvious; this book just sounds downright kick-ass!!! I can picture myself reading it, and get nothing other then reading this book done. Its been getting nothing but rave reviews and for all the bloggers that got a copy at BEA or for review, just know that i'm extremely jealous!! November seems so far away, and I cannot wait to read this book!!
This book NEEDS to be on your RADAR!!!