Monday, 2 June 2014

The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse

ISBN: 9781442432666
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 400

Alenna Shawcross is a sixteen-year-old orphan growing up in a police state formed from the ashes of Canada, the US and Mexico after a global economic meltdown. 

But when she unexpectedly fails the test - a government initiative which supposedly identifies teens destined to be criminals - she wakes up alone on a remote island reserved for the criminally insane. 

Terrified and confused, she soon encounters a group of other teen survivors battling to stay alive, including Liam, a boy who will become her love... and her lifeline. 

Soon Alenna makes the terrifying discovery that there’s more to the island (and her past) than she could ever have guessed... But who can she trust? And can she ever escape?

I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse! In parts, it reminded me of Matched by Ally Condie and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, mainly because of the island's setup, but also because of how the futuristic, dystopian world is run and the UK cover. I really enjoyed reading about both parts of the book, before the test and after, when Alenna is on the island (also known as The Wheel). To be honest, I didn't really have a favourite character, but my favourite part of The Forsaken was initially learning about the setup of The Wheel, about it's 8 sectors, the current tribes and both the island's & the tribes' history. I really like both the covers of Forsaken but I prefer the UK one, as it seems to portray the dark, dystopian feel of the book. Overall, I would definitely recommend The Forsaken!

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