Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Review for The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

The Pledge (The Pledge, #1)
In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she's spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can't be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country's only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.

My Review
5 Stars

This book was outstanding! Such an original story in the dystopian genre. I loved Charlie. She was such a pragmatic heroin. Her strength & gentleness were in perfect symmetry. One thing I really appreciated about this book was it's lack of a love triangle. The ever present love triangle in most novels is so over done you can't even stick the proverbial fork in it. The story never lulled and was well paced. The author left enough open for another book but with out leaving you dissatisfied with the ending. I do hope to see a sequel.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! What a great central place for me to come and know what books I want to add to my bookshelf! Fantastic review!


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