Author: Susanne Valenti
Published: October 2015
Number of pages: EBook, 256
About the book:
Terrified of the contamination and the creatures it has created, humanity hides behind The Wall. No one knows what lies beyond the wasteland. Maya has never thought much about what might still be out there, lurking in the forgotten places. But when she’s thrust into the unknown, she is forced to question everything she has ever been told. Not everyone outside died, some of them became something…else. As her heart is torn in two, every choice she makes is harder than the last. What she discovers will change her forever. She knows she will probably die, but Maya has seen enough of death and she won’t let it have her without a fight.
A dystopia with lots of action, suspense, mystery and little bit of love. Maya, plays her character really well. She is strong, confident and determined and her character feels very realistic. In almost every difficult situation, she lands into some trouble, but she never lets her friends down.
A book which shows lots of girl power and it felt really good to read about strong girls like Alicia, Laurie and Maya. I wish every girl in the world is like the three girls of the story. Coal, the hero of the story is a real hero, who is very strong and also very handsome. The plot is very interesting and the second half gets even more interesting. The last few pages are very adventurous and I kept on reading and reading.
But I felt that the Taylor’s character should have been developed a little more. Still, there are many loose ends remaining and now I am waiting for the next part of the book. I am very eager to know about what happened to Maya’s parents. Also, I would love to see some romance blooming between Maya and Coal.
My Rating: 4/5
I would really recommend it to anyone who loves reading adventure, suspense and mystery.