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Author: Sarah Addison-Fox
Series: Allegiance, #1
Genre: Christian Fantasy Adventure
(though I’d say more dystopia but in a fantasy world and with slightly less drama)
Setting: Etraea and Kyraenea, both countries in a made-up world. Non-magical.
Publisher: Sarah Addison-Fox
Source: from author (in exchange for honest review)
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection, #1
Genre: Dystopian Romance?
Source: from library
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins (http://www.suzannecollinsbooks.com/)
Series: The Hunger Games, #1
Age-Range: Young Adult
Setting: Panem, futuristic USA
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Source: loan from friend
Rating: 4/5 stars. Though I loved the book, it wasn’t my favorite ever.
Content: 3/5. Mostly violence. It didn’t bother me (old iron sides …) at all, but it probably would disturb some people … a lot.
Winning will make you famous. Losing means certain death.
The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The ‘tributes’ are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.
When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.