Monday, August 26, 2013

The Uprising (The Forsaken #2) - Paul's PRE READING

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Title: The Uprising (The Forsaken #2)
Author: Lisa M. Stasse
Year Published: 2013

Ashley's Review of THE FORSAKEN

Synopsis: Alenna escaped. It was expected that she would die on the wheel, the island where would-be criminals are sent as directed by the UNA—the totalitarian supercountry that was once the United States, Mexico, and Canada. But Alenna and her boyfriend, Liam, made it to safety. Except safety, they will soon learn, is relative.

In order to bring down the UNA, they must first gain control of the wheel. If the mission succeeds, the wheel will become a base of revolution. But between betrayals, a new Monk leading a more organized army of Drones, and the discovery of a previously unknown contingent, Alenna, Liam, and their allies might be in over their heads. One thing Alenna knows for sure: There will be a reckoning. And not everyone she loves will make it out alive.

Why?: The Forsaken was a really good Dystopian YA with a female heroine in a long line. Stasse created a believable world with a strong female protagonist. 

Expectations: I don't know if this will follow the mold of Dystopian trilogies in which the protagonists escape the society, only to find more problems in the wild. I imagine a rebellion will begin to form. I hope I am surprised, though. I like the unexpected.

Judging a book by its cover: I really like this cover. It's very similar to the cover of The Forsaken, which I absolutely loved. The colors interest me. The face appears to be of a guy, so maybe Liam will have a big part in this book. I like how the art of The Wheel comes out of the head. 


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