Chemical warfare has obliterated most of the world, including America, and the survivors have turned into feral beasts, save one colony, Antius, the last remnant of civilization. Seventeen-year-old Cori (aka Citizen 1206) only longs for wide open spaces and freedom. But Antius has no use for such things, just mindless drones to serve in a place with walls, fences, and laws. A lot of laws, which Cori constantly breaks. So she’s spent years plotting her escape, which is the only thing that will save her from the colony’s deranged leader, Nathan. She isn’t looking to be a hero, and she certainly isn’t looking to fall in love, but she just might do both.
I was sucked in from the start. Loved it! Can't wait to read the second book!
I'll admit it. I found this to be a really fun, light read. It's remarkably creative and absolutely bang up work for a first time novelist. It has just enough character development and detail to provide a vivid fast paced experience. Yes, there are a few passages that fall a little flat. You may also have to suspend disbelief here and there. And the "Twilight"-ifide romance can be a bit distracting. But over all, it's a really great read that shouldn't be missed... especially if you're a fan a post-apocalypse dystopian fiction!