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Publisher Description

Behind the beauty is heartache... unless their love can save them.

Neve Hall has always admired the good works of the civil servants who brought prosperity back to the Nation. She especially respects the Sufferers—empaths who, with the help of technology, anonymously bear others' troubles for them. But when her assigned empath is abruptly retired, she uncovers certain secrets. Like the identity of her new Sufferer, Micah Ward... and the fact that behind his kind smile is a life filled with loneliness and pain.

The closer Neve grows to Micah, the more desperate she becomes to protect him from a cruel and gruesome fate. But in a world where only a few are allowed the luxury of love, saving Micah comes with a price: Neve must choose between her loyalty to the Nation or her heart—a decision that will take them both on a race for their freedom, and their lives.

Young Adult
January 27
Inkspell Publishing
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

kirchersmiles ,


North to Nara (Crimson Sash Book 1) by Amanda Marin

5 Stars

Oh My Goodness..I loved this story, I kept trying to slow myself down so that it would not end quite so fast. Neve and Micah’s story was heartbreaking...their crime? Love and holy moly following them and their story was completely addictive. I want more like right now! LOL

This is a dystopian novel and is told in a way that's a bit different then Im used to. Everything in some parts felt so normal and real then theres the other parts that reminded me there was nothing normal about it.

I've only recently started choosing dystopian themed stories and this one went far and beyond my expectations. The cover is absolutely gorgeous and the story was no different. I loved the family aspect of this story (especially Rafe’s part in it) and the friendship between Neve and Tali which I hope is in future books of this series.

Oh I wish I could go on and on about the storyline but I'm not going to, I just can't wait for the next and to see what lies ahead for these two people.

The writing in this story is absolutely beautiful and the smooth flow will have me watching for anything and everything this author brings us!


Rose Campoli ,

Glued to the pages

Once I started I couldn’t put this book down! Marin has created a very unique dystopian world which she describes so vividly one can’t help but get completely immersed in the imagery... as if you the reader may actually be a citizen of the nation. Micah and Neve are such compelling characters - you can’t help but grow to care about their fate as if they were some long lost friends you once knew. I continue to think about the difficult choices they had to make and what the future holds for them- thank you, Ms. Marin, for a beautifully crafted tale. I eagerly await the next book!

D Dowrite ,

North to Nara

Really enjoyed this book! Can't wait for the next one!

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