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Penguin, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 295 pages
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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.

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User Review  - MinDea - LibraryThing

I actually thought this book was OK. I was a little hesitant about this book as the last few young adult series I have read were a little too young adult for me so wasn't expecting too much. I found ... Read full review

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User Review  - MrNattania - LibraryThing

I have been putting this book aside, due to so many others that I wanted to read. but now that I feel I am well read, I see the typical YA pattern of writing. I will give it this: for a Dystopian tale, it was pretty imaginable and vivid in details. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Marie Lu received an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked for Disney Interactive Studios as a flash artist. Her works include the Legend Trilogy and the Young Elites series. Book 1 of her Young Elites (same name) series made the New York Times bestseller list.

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