Title: The Infinity of You & Me
Author: J.Q. Coyle
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: November 8th 2016
Genre: Fantasy,Fiction, YA
My Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Links: GoodReads . Amazon
What if every life-altering choice you made could split your world into infinite worlds?
Almost fifteen, Alicia is smart and funny with a deep connection to the poet Sylvia Plath, but she’s ultimately failing at life. With a laundry list of diagnoses, she hallucinates different worlds—strange, decaying, otherworldly yet undeniably real worlds that are completely unlike her own with her single mom and one true friend. In one particularly vivid hallucination, Alicia is drawn to a boy her own age named Jax who’s trapped in a dying universe. Days later, her long-lost father shows up at her birthday party, telling her that the hallucinations aren’t hallucinations, but real worlds; she and Jax are bound by a strange past and intertwining present. This leads her on a journey to find out who she is while trying to save the people and worlds she loves. J.Q. Coyle’s The Infinity of You & Me is a wild ride through unruly hearts and vivid worlds guaranteed to captivate.
I received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange with an honest review.
A Great concept, with beautiful lines that are 101% quotable.
I absolutely loved the idea behind this book. Alicia is misdiagnosed with many mental illnesses, where she tends hallucinate a lot. Her hallucinations keep her jumping from one world to the next, each of which has a different versions of the main characters.
I want to talk about one of the main characters, Hafiz, who is actually Alicia's best friend. I was really happy to see a Muslim character with an Arabic name in the book, yet I was disappointed. The only scene present in this book was when he was bullied in school and called a terrorist. Now, I am glad to see that author is trying to fight the wrong Stigma that is always thrown at muslims, but that was the only scene that showed me that Hafiz is a muslim.
I am really disappointed because this scene is always present whenever a secondary main muslim character is introduced in a book. I believe that it makes people think of terrorism whenever they hear the words: Muslim/Islam.
I also didn't like how certain things were explained in this book. I have already talked to the author privately about it, and it is a thing that not everyone would sense while reading it. She listened and acknowledged what I had to say, which was great. But I hope that in the future, books with diverse characters would be beta read by at least 5 beta readers who are a part of that diverse characterization.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It will take you places that you will be thrilled to see. I will definitely pick up more books written by J.Q. Coyle.
I give it 3.5/5 stars.
About the Author
Growing up, J.Q. COYLE was a fan of stories. But more than that, a fan of possibilities. So, it only seemed only natural to write a story in which the possibilities are limitless.
Author: Lucy Keating
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: April 12th 2016
Genre: Contemporary, YA, Fantasy
My Rating: 4/5 stars
Links: Goodreads . Amazon
For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.
But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. It turns out, though, that Real Max is nothing like Dream Max, and getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.
When their dreams start to bleed dangerously into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?
This book captured my attention because of its concept, which can obviously be seen from the title. Dreams !!! I believe that dreams are the gates to one's soul and subconscious . I get to discover more about myself through them, and take every theme represented into consideration when observing real life events. That is enough, we are not here to discuss me !!!
In Dreamology, we see Alice and Alex having amazing adventures & falling in love, but that only happens in the dream world. When Alice begins attending a new school, she sees the boy of her (DREAMS!!) sitting right there. But life is complicated, and they thought each one was having a perfect imaginary friend/lover. How do they adjust to this, was Alice the only one having those dreams, why is she having them,etc? Find out by reading this book.
I found myself laughing a lot + enjoying swoon-worthy moments + appreciating such an intriguing plot . Do I need to explain more why I loved this ??? This book will definitely make you SWIGGLE " Swoon+Giggle"
The characters are well built . They doesn't get to be more realistic than than that.
This was a 5 star read up until I reached the last few chapters. I wished that there was more of the story to be told, but that barely affected how much I loved the book .
Lucy did a brilliant job with this debut novel, and I can't wait to see what she writes next.
I give it 4/5 stars.
About the Author:
Lucy lives in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, attended Williams College in the Berkshires, and still misses the East Coast very much.
When she's not writing, Lucy can usually be found obsessing over the latest music, inventing new flavors of ice cream, or having what she feels are perfectly acceptable conversations with her dog, Ernie.
You can follow Lucy on Instagram @lucy.keating, and Ernie The Dog @ernsboberns
Title: Broken Dolls
Author: Tyrolin Puxty
Publisher: Curiosity Quills
Publication Date: December 14th 2015
Genre: YA, Thriller, Fantasy , Sci-Fi
My Rating: 5/5
Links : Goodreads . Amazon
Ella doesn't remember what it's like to be human; after all, she's lived as a doll for thirty years. She forgets what it's like to taste, to breathe...to love.
She watches the professor create other dolls, but they don't seem to hang around for long. His most recent creation is Lisa, a sly goth. Ella doesn't like Lisa. How could she, when Lisa keeps trying to destroy her?
Ella likes the professor's granddaughter though, even if she is dying. It's too bad the professor wants to turn Gabby into a doll, depriving her of an education...depriving her of life.
With time running out and mad dolls on the rampage, Ella questions her very existence as she unearths the secrets buried in her past; secrets that will decide whether Gabby will befall the same fate..
I received a review copy from Curiosity Quills , in exchange with an honest review.
Broken Dolls is not only a book with an intruging plot that urges many readers to pick up the book, but also a story that will keep you questioning the main characters' motives with every page flipped.
If you enjoyed Coraline, then you are probably going to end up Head over Heels for this book!
If I can review this book with only one sentence, then this would be it .
"This book is weird in the best way ever !!"
After finishing this book, all that I wanted to do is send an email to Tim Burton to tell him about this incredible story !! I can see this adapted into a successful,dark stop motion animation .
This book helped me survive my migraine that lasted for more than 12 hours ! When my eyes were closed to escape the dreadful fatigue , I had such a luscious, vivid tale to entertain me.
Some people weren't pleased with how the book ended, but I simply believe that it was perfect.
I absolutely loved Broken Dolls, and I can't wait to read more books by this awesome author.
I give it 5/5 stars.
About the Author:
I'm a Jack, or more accurately, a Tyrolin of all trades.
Broken Dolls, the first in the trilogy, is an international #1 bestseller and appeared on Buzzfeed's Top 24 Best SciFi/Fantasy Books of 2015.
I have been in the Top 25 of the Australian Songwriters Association and Top 25 of the Australian Independent Music Awards, was awarded an Australia Day Award for Music in 2014 and for Arts in 2015. I own a performing arts school, teach creative writing and host a podcast called HooPod, which is part of Felicia Day's Hooman community.
Chocolate, cats and writing take up the majority of my time. Can you blame me?
Title: Gabriel and the Swallows
Author: Esther Dalseno
Publisher: Of Tomes Publication
Publication Date: March 2016
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
My Rating: 4.75/ 5 stars
Links: GoodReads . Amazon
Orvieto, 1957 Gabriel, a peasant boy with a
disabled mother, constructs elaborate fantasy worlds to comfort when life becomes unbearable. The monotonous days of poverty and merciless bullying are interrupted when Gabriel unintentionally attracts the attention of a
mysterious creature, a girl with swallow’s wings.
Navigating life with fellow outsider, the foreigner
Orlando Khan, Gabriel abandons his small town for the grandeurs of Rome.
But Gabriel is now a man and must choose where he
belongs: the imperfect reality, or the dream world that grows stronger and more seductive with each day…
Gabriel and the Swallows is a coming of age book that is not only beautifully written, but also creatively scripted .
It is not another coming of age story; It is a magical story that includes diversity that is well researched, magical realism that is mind-blowing, and a writing style that will haunt you !
I found myself highlighting a lot of quotes !!!! And by a lot , I mean way too much !!
He called everyone “God-damn bastardo salami-eaters, except for you Gabriel .
“I am a human with bird tendencies when I am with you.And I am a bird with human tendencies when I am with them.” - Volatile
“Your subconscious is a place too, as real as any other.” -Volatile
If that doesn't make you want to get and read this book ASAP, I don't know what will.
Gabriel's best friend Orlando, was a Muslim. Once I discovered that, I was dancing around like a fool. Esther started by showing some of the Islamic practices , before using the word Muslim or Islam. Just like any other human, Orlando made mistakes & sinned. She showed how Muslims are flawed, but not the religion itself. She also used some Arabic words with english pronunciation that I liked very much.
Those who disliked this book complained about how foolish Gabriel was, and how it took him way to long to appreciate what he had. How the main characters were hard to LIKE !!! But I have to say that the fact that characters were flowed, made me love the story & the characters even more. This is a story with real characters, in a fictional world !
I only wished that the revelation part was described a bit more, especially that Esther is a wizard with words , when it comes to description.
I absolutely adored GATS; it is a book the left with tears, not only because of the events that shaped the ending, but also because my journey with this book was over.
I give it 4.75/ 5 stars .
About the Author:
Esther Dalseno was born in Australia. After living in both Portland, Oregon and Sydney, New South Wales, she headed off to see the world.
Writing and teaching, she has lived in Laos, Vietnam and South Korea and has traveled the world extensively. She now lives in with her family in Berlin.
Title: Curses & Ash ( Coral & Bones )
Author: Tiffany Daune
Publisher: Jester Ink Press -Self Published
Publication Date: January 2016
Genre: YA , Fantasy , Mermaids, Magic
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Links: Amazon . Goodreads
Discover the spellbinding sequel to Coral & Bone...
A demented twin sister, a demon hijacking her powers, and a mysterious journal filled with more questions than answers—Halen needs her Guardian Dax more than ever. But if she confides in Dax, she fears he will never forgive her, not after all he sacrificed to help her vanquish Asair. Halen drowned Asair in a tornado of wings—at least, she thought she killed him. Why then does his mocking voice snake through her thoughts, enticing her to surrender her power? Maybe she screwed up—big time—but she will never allow Asair to control her magick. And when Etlis' fires threaten the Earth, suspicions surrounding Asair's death rise, igniting restlessness within the realms. Her life in balance, Halen must race time, purge the demon's soul before flames consume the Earth or the Tari strike first.
I received a copy of Curses & Ash from the author in exchange with my honest review .
I really enjoyed reading Coral & Bones , the 1st book in the series. I fell in love with the plot , writing style, and world building . I was expecting the sequel, Curses & Ash, to be like it. It wasn't ; it was much better !! I have no idea Tiffany was able to make a sequel that was so great , compared to the epic start of the series .
Sequels sometimes end up to be a disappointment , but Tiffany was able to break this stereotype.
The story picks from where the 1st book ended, with us wondering if Asair is actually inside Halen. This means that one will be hooked by the story directly.
In this sequel that is filled with surprises, hate, love, and a lot of ( OMG), I found myself unable to put this book down. The book was leaving me torn apart with every chapter I finish !
The book contained a story within a story that left me amazed. It was so creative , like that in Holly Black's The Coldest Girl in Coldtown.
Between the unfolding events, characters' pasts, and their lies&secrets, you will barely be able to put this book down.
As I approached the end, I entered a reading phase that I rarely ever visit; the shuffling between "Having a few pages left ,with events that are going to destroy me emotionally, that I pause with every page to delay it" & " Reading so fast to see how the story ends " !
How does Tiffany have all of this amazing creativity ???? Not only that, but she describes these descriptions and feelings perfectly ! No, perfect doesn't even begin to describe this ."
To sum it all up, this book left me emotionally exhausted , and impatiently waiting for the end of the series !
I give Curses & Ash 5/5 stars .
Click on the image to read my review of Coral & Bones !
Halen knows the sparks igniting under her fingertips are dangerous. She has spent her entire life trying to quell the tingly feelings that make her destroy things, but now that she is back in Rockaway Beach, where she watched her father drown, the flames have become impossible to tame.
Halen is trying to hold on, but when she is thrust into a mysterious new world, the underwater realm of Elosia, she unravels the secrets of her past and can't help but ignite. As she explores Elosia, she realizes her life has been a lie. And when those who have deceived her come to her for help, Halen must choose—walk away or unleash the magick that could destroy them all.
About the Author :
Tiffany Daune writes stories about magick, love and dark creatures lurking in the shadows. She is the author of Surface and the Coral & Bone series. When not lost in Editland, you can find her reading a book from her towering tbr pile or kicking back and watching movies with her family. She lives on an island, in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by mermaids that are much nicer than the ones found in her books.
Website . Twitter
Title: Imaginary Boy
Author: Mark Eldrich
Publication Date: October 4th, 2015
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Links: GoodReads Amazon
Eleven-year-old Benji Saintaubin dreams of becoming a hero like the ones in the books he reads while banished in the dark attic of his family home. But those heroes are all strong and handsome, not like Benji who uses a crutch and hides his disfigured face. When his father dies, leaving behind an unfinished story about an imaginary boy who must defeat a cruel and mighty dragon, Benji’s safe and secluded world is turned upside down. After venturing out of the attic and onto the perilous streets of 19th century London, Benji finds himself separated from his mother in a frightening and unfamiliar world. Nearly trampled to death and sold into slavery, Benji comes to believe his father’s story may be more fact than fiction after his captor reveals a dragon-tail tattoo around his arm and plans that could destroy Benji. If he ever hopes to escape, be reunited with his mother and finish his father’s cryptic story, Benji must trust that a crippled boy can discover the unseen power needed to defeat a brutal and powerful dragon. Join Benji on his treacherous journey in this compelling, edgy and inspiring middle-grade novel by debut author Mark Eldrich.
About the Author:
Mark Eldrich is a midwest children's book author who's debut middle grade novel, Imaginary Boy, was named winner of the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Award for Juvenile Fiction and the 2015 Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award for outstanding contribution to children's literature in a debut novel. His second middle grade book The Shaming Tree will be released in 2018.
Links: Twitter Website
Title: Torn Sky
Author: Tracy Banghart
Publisher : Alloy Entertainment
Publication Date: August 4th 2015
Genre: Dystopia, Retelling, YA, Romance
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Links: GoodReads Amazon
The end is near . . .
When Aris Haan brought down Safara’s biggest war criminal, she’d thought it was a turning point in the war. Victory was on the horizon, as was a peaceful future with her Promised, Milek.
But a deadly new threat has emerged: a Safaran bomb that could wipe out all of Atalanta in one catastrophic blast. Aris is tasked with finding the weapon before it is completed, a mission made more difficult when she starts to suspect that there is a Safaran spy in her unit. Friendships are tested, loyalties are strained, and suddenly Aris no longer knows whom she can trust.
In the epic conclusion to the Rebel Wing series, Atalanta’s fate rests on Aris’s shoulders. Can she find the bomb before it destroys everything—and everyone—she loves?
I was so happy when Alloy Entertainment sent me an ebook copy via NetGalley,in exchange with an honest review.
Before starting the book, I saw how many people were disappointed with this novel, and started doubting if I was really going to enjoy it. Guess what, I LOVED IT !
The first book (Rebel Wing) , and the sequel (Storm Fall) , were beyond amazing! It was no surprise for me to discover how amazing is this series finale !
Did it have a slow beginning, yes! But after 9%, I couldn't stop reading from all of the events and sub plots that just kept on coming back to back.
Torn Sky is the perfect mix of Romance and Action. I got to see Aris's and Milek's relationship develop, and we finally get to see Dysis happy ! ;)
The last 20% of the book left me with lots of emotions rushing through my mind.
One thing that really caught my attention is how this book focuses on Women Strength ; how they can accomplish anything they want, even if the law is against it.
I love how Tracy ended the series, and resolved every single thread of a plot. This Mulan retelling dystopian series is just so amazing. I can't believe that this series is over ! I enjoyed reading this final installment
I will be keeping an eye for what Tracy releases next;I am waiting to be hooked by her next novel.
I give it 4.5/5 stars
Haven't heard about the series ?????
Check out my reviews on Rebel Wing and Storm Fall
About the Author:
Award-winning author, Army wife, and mom Tracy Banghart has an MA in Publishing and an unhealthy affection for cupcakes. Her quiet childhood led to a reading addiction, writing obsession, and several serious book boyfriends.
Title: The YA Prophecy of Shadows ( Elementals #1)
Author: Michelle Madow
Publication Date: January 26 , 2016
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy, Mythology
Pre-order: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks
When Nicole Cassidy moves from sunny Georgia to gloomy New England, the last thing she expects is to learn that her homeroom is a cover for a secret coven of witches. Even more surprisingly … she’s apparently a witch herself. Despite doubts about her newfound abilities, Nicole is welcomed into this ancient circle of witches and is bedazzled by their powers—and, to her dismay, by Blake—the school’s notorious bad-boy.
Girls who get close to Blake wind up hurt. His girlfriend Danielle will do anything to keep them away, even if she must resort to using dark magic. But the chemistry between Blake and Nicole is undeniable, and despite wanting to protect Nicole from Danielle’s wrath, he finds it impossible to keep his distance.
When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole, Blake, Danielle, and two others in their homeroom are gifted with mysterious powers. But the comet has another effect—it opens the portal to the prison world that has contained the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes and attacks Nicole and Blake, it’s up to them and the others to follow the clues from a cryptic prophecy so that they can save their town … and possibly the world.
Enter the giveaway:
About the author:
Michelle Madow grew up in Baltimore, graduated Rollins College in Orlando, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida. She wrote her first book in her junior year of college, and has been writing novels since. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle has toured across America to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.
To chat with Michelle and other fans about her books, join Michelle Madow's Street Team on Facebook!
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Blog tour of Greta and the Glass Kingdom ( Characters Interview+Promo post + Giveaway) by Chloe Jacobs
Title: Greta and the Glass kingdom ( Mylena Chronicles #2)
Author: Chloe Jacobs
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: February 9th, 2015
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Once upon a dark time…
Greta the human bounty hunter never quite fit into the shadowed, icy world of Mylena. Yet she's managed to defeat the demon Agramon and win the love of the darkly intense Goblin King, Isaac. Now Isaac wants her to rule by his side—a human queen. And the very announcement is enough to incite rebellion…
To make matters worse, defeating Agramon left Greta tainted with a dark magick. Its unclean power threatens to destroy her and everything she loves. With the Goblin King's life and the very peace of Mylena at stake, Greta must find a cure and fast.
Her only hope lies with the strange, elusive faeries in the Glass Kingdom…if she can get there before the evil within her destroys everything.
An Interview with the Characters of Greta and the Glass Kingdom
Hi friends! Today I was asked to bring Greta, Isaac, Siona, and Wyatt with me for this visit. That’s a little harder than you might think, especially when it means having to deal with one stubborn human, one arrogant goblin king, one incommunicative bounty hunter, and another wise-ass human.
But I got them here, so let’s get this done with. I don’t know how long I can stay in control of this circus.
Greta: *snort* It won’t be a circus until the moons are full, author lady.
Isaac: *turns to Greta with a raised brow* Are you suggesting that the curse Mylena suffers from is akin to a group of freaks whose purpose is to amuse you?
Greta: *grins* You mean it’s not?
Wyatt: Uh, should you be so cheeky with him?
Siona: *huff* You obviously haven’t spent much time with the two of them.
Wyatt: *glares* Thank goodness for small favors.
Chloe (ie. Me, the author): *worried already* Ahem. Why don’t we focus on the interview questions I’ve been asked to ask you all, okay?
Isaac: *crossing arms* I am not here for the entertainment of the masses.
Wyatt: Sure you are, big guy. Just like the rest of us. Why else did you think you were here?
Isaac: *knowing grin*
Greta: He was bribed. That’s why he’s here.
Wyatt: Bribed with what? *shaking head* Nevermind, I don’t really want to know, do I?
Chloe: Please, let’s get back on topic. The blog host is going to kick us all out before I’ve even asked the first of her questions!
Siona: *throws warning glance at the others* Danem author, we will behave. What is the question you wish to ask? Chloe: *looks down at crumpled sheet of paper* Whose fault was it that Greta and the Glass Kingdom took SO long to be released after the first book? *squirms* Uh, maybe we should skip that one…
Greta: *laughs* Are you getting some flack, author lady?
Isaac: I will take responsibility for this.
Greta: Nope. It’s my fault.
Siona: It’s MY fault.
Chloe: Oh stop, all of you. Of course, it’s my own fault.
Siona: But you had trouble because we weren’t…cooperating.
Greta: *jaw set* I’m not sorry about that. I never wanted this story to be told in the first place.
Wyatt: That’s because it’s a story about you, and you hate being the center of attention.
Greta: What I hate is people getting in the way of my work. How am I supposed to do my job with--
Chloe: *exasperation* How about we just move onto the next question? Book 1 was about Greta’s romance with the goblin king, and their efforts to defeat the demon, Agramon. Can you tell us a little bit about Book 2? *pause* Maybe I should just answer this?
Wyatt: You think just because you wrote it, you know it best? We lived it. I think we’re just as qualified.
Chloe: Oh sure. Go ahead. Who wants to field this one?
Chloe: Oh, come on. *turns to Wyatt* You just said--
Wyatt: I said we were qualified, not that we wanted to do it. *sigh* Okay, I guess the second book is more about the Wyatt character. He’s got to rescue Greta and save everyone from--
Isaac: *chuckle* The second book is about the goblin king. It explores his moral journey to do right by his people, and make Mylena a better place for all to--
Siona: Excuse me, but if weren’t for Siona, there wouldn’t be a second book. It’s because of her challenges, her divided loyalties, her sacrifices that--
Greta: Oh for goodness sake, they don’t call it Greta and the Glass Kindom for NO reason. Book 2 is about Greta’s battle with her…uh…inner demons, and her various failures.
Chloe: *patting Greta’s hand* Don’t be so hard on yourself.
Isaac: *Fierce scowl* She hasn’t had much choice. As the author, that’s your fault, is it not? You are the one who tore her from the human world as a child. *Leans forward, fist clenched on table* You are the one who forced her to learn to kill, who almost got her killed by a demon, who almost lost her to a portal of darkness, who subjected her to an environment of hate. And that wasn’t enough. You continue the torture in your second book, and now I hear that there will also be a third. *growls* I should--
Greta: Damn it, Isaac. You can’t kill the author. She’s only doing her job.
Isaac: You’re too soft-hearted. I can do exactly what I like. Am I not the goblin king?
Greta: Hey! I take exception to that. I am not soft-hearted. I’m a freaking kickass bounty hunter.
Wyatt: You are kind of soft-hearted.
Greta: I’ve got a sword and I know how to use it!
Chloe: *claps hands nervously* That went well, didn’t it? *cough* Is it time to go home yet?
Thank you for inviting us. My apologies if it wasn’t what you expected. Unfortunately, these characters have a way of taking control. Something I ought to know very well by now.
Enter the awesome Giveaway:
About the Author:
Chloe Jacobs is a native of nowhere and everywhere, having jumped around to practically every Province of Canada before finally settling in Ontario where she has now been living for a respectable number of years. Her husband and son are the two best people in the entire world, but they also make her wish she'd at least gotten a female cat. No such luck. And although the day job keeps her busy, she carves out as much time as possible to write. Bringing new characters to life and finding out what makes them tick and how badly she can make them suffer is one of her greatest pleasures, almost better than chocolate and fuzzy pink bunny slippers.
Release Date: 04/07/15
Summary from Goodreads:
A thrilling, futuristic sci-fi novel set in a unique and thought-provoking world, from author Shannon Duffy.
Desiree Six (because she was born on a Friday) believes in everything the Protectorate stands for. She likes the safety and security of having her entire life planned outâher career, her mate, even the date of her death. She doesn't even think to question when Darien, her childhood friend and neighbor, is convicted of murdering his parents. They had seemed like such a loving family. But if he was convicted, then he must have done it.
Then Darien shows up in her room late one night. He has escaped from the Terrorscapeâa nightmare machine used to punish all Noncompliantsâand needs Desiree's help. What he tells her rocks her world to its core and makes her doubt everything she's ever been told. With this new information, will Desiree and Darien be able to escape the Protectorate before it's too late?