Publication date: July 31, 2014
Category: New Adult Post-Apocalytic Romance Series
In 2021 the world as we know it changed. The government collapsed, and the worst characteristics of human nature were shown as the world fell into ruins. Years after The Fall, the Tribes that were established are still at war. They still fight to keep what they pillaged, and most of all, they fight to keep their lies a secret. In a world filled with deception, nothing is as it seems.
I was born into this world.
Hunter Marks was molded into this world; a General— a person cold and harsh. A person meant to kill me.
We were told to just believe.
We were taught to never question.
We’re supposed to be robots, and accept our roles in this altered society.
Too bad Hunter and I don’t follow the rules.
And we’re a hell of a lot stronger than they ever thought possible.
They’ve been searching for the world’s deadliest weapon.
And I’m not following the leader any more.
I loved the concept of this dystopian world. I found it plausible, yet original. Discovering this world through the eyes of Kate, who’s always been lied about, and is desperately seeking the truth about the world she lives in but knows nothing about, was a brilliant way to include the reader in the story.
I feel Cassandra succeeded in giving us just the right amount of details about the life in the Tribes to enjoy and understand fully the story but without giving too much information, which might have drawn attention away from what this book is really about: the pursuit of the truth, and of course the relationship between Kate and Hunter.
“No one has ever told me the truth, Hunet. That’s all I want. I just want to know the truth. I don’t care what it is. I need to know, and you’re the only one who knows it.”
That being said, so much remains to explore in the following installments of the series, that you can’t help but look forward to the second book.
There is no cliffhanger though, which is really appreciable to me… and anyway, you don’t need one to want to know what happens next!
I found the love story between Kate and Hunter incredibly well written. I loved how it started with immediate attraction, but then developed slowly throughout the book, to become something way more important. As usual, Cassandra succeeds in creating characters that you can’t help falling in love with. *insert swoon here*
“I’ve never had a reason to survive-no reason to question the way things were. I lived because I was told to… now I live because I want to. I survive because I want to know what is outside the deception we’re buried in, and I want to experience it with you. You’re the only person I’ve ever trusted, and now you’re the reason I’m going to fight.”
The rhythm of the book was perfect to me, alternating cleverly action scenes, life with the Tribe and scenes with Kate and Hunter alone, and I just couldn’t put it down.
I think this is my favorite book from Cassandra so far, and I do feel that her novels just keep better and better… So, can’t wait for the next one
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About the author
Cassandra doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character’s stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening.
Besides being a writer, Cassandra is a professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.
Cassandra Giovanni is published by Show n’ot Tell Publishing based out of Connecticut, USA.