Sooooo... I haven't read a fiction book in - like - 3 months! And I decided to binge read two weeks ago a new - to me - series of YA fiction dystopian books. I enjoyed them, although I'm not sure my family enjoyed fending for themselves for three days. (Yes, I read three books in three days. They are pretty quick reads and fun.)
This dystopian society puts its youth through a testing process in order to make the society stronger as a whole. Unfortunately, the testing is life and death, and many young people are killed or reassigned. Sound familiar? (The Hunger Games?!) It kinda is. But the author was original in some of the testing and the society/government was engrossing and intriguing. I really liked Cia, a 16 year old student who is really kind, brilliant and thoughtful. I am not fond of the first person narrative and Joelle's writing isn't as good as Susanne Collins. But I really did enjoy reading these books and would recommend them to fans of the dystopian society type books. It was a fun break from the non-fiction, more intense reading I've been doing the past few months.