Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Book review: Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien

for my very first book review on this blog I thought I would start with a book I could not put down.

This is one of the very few books that i bought on my kindle with the intentions of getting around to reading it at some point, that I started to read that morning and failed to do anything else that day because I couldn't put this book down!

Goodreads sums the plot up so well:
 In the future, in a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the walled Enclave and those, like sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone, who live outside. Following in her mother’s footsteps Gaia has become a midwife, delivering babies in the world outside the wall and handing a quota over to be "advanced" into the privileged society of the Enclave. Gaia has always believed this is her duty, until the night her mother and father are arrested by the very people they so loyally serve.

Now Gaia is forced to question everything she has been taught, but her choice is simple: enter the world of the Enclave to rescue her parents, or die trying.

A stunning adventure brought to life by a memorable heroine, this dystopian debut will have readers racing all the way to the dramatic finish.

This is a young adult book with a strong dystopian theme running through it although i would not suggest it for younger readers. 

I fell in love with Gaia at the start of the book because of how likable she is and how sweet and innocent she seems but I found myself loving her more the deeper into the book I got. She has to deal with alot of life changing things which make her such a good main character in this book. 

I found this book very well written and easy to sink into. I would reccomendthis book to anyone who liked the hunger games trilogy, divergent or the forest of hands and teeth.

This book is currently retailing for £5.19 here 

If you have a any books that you would like me to read and review let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to read them. =]

1 comment:

  1. I have been wanting to read this one! I think I have it on the shelf!