Taken Trilogy by Erin Bowman

Taken, Book One There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys, but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The villagers call it the Heist. Gray Weathersby is prepared to meet his fate. But when he finds a strange note from his mother, he begins questioning everything he's been told … Continue reading Taken Trilogy by Erin Bowman

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Graduation Day (The Testing #3) by Joelle Charbonneau

With the United Commonwealth teetering on the brink of all-out civil-war, this is the moment to lead that gifted student and Testing survivor Cia Vale has trained for. Having discovered the brutal truth behind The Testing, she has vowed to end it once and for all. As Cia plunges through layers of deception and danger, … Continue reading Graduation Day (The Testing #3) by Joelle Charbonneau

Independent Study (The Testing #2) by Joelle Charbonneau

With her brutal Testing experience forgotten thanks to a government-issued memory wipe, seventeen-year-old Cia Vale is eager to begin her studies at the Commonwealth's elite University, as is Tomas, the boy she loves. Their bright futures are threatened by the past, however, when violent nightmares that feel more like memories force Cia to question reality … Continue reading Independent Study (The Testing #2) by Joelle Charbonneau

The Testing (#1) by Joelle Charbonneau

The United Commonwealth reviews the achievements of yearly graduates in all of its eighteen colonies. Top students are brought to Tosu City for testing to attend the University and become future leaders of the Commonwealth. Question One: What makes an ideal testing candidate? Cia vale, of the Five Lakes Colony, is an exemplar of the … Continue reading The Testing (#1) by Joelle Charbonneau

The List by Patricia Forde

In the city of Ark, speech is constrained to five hundred sanctioned words. Speak outside the approved lexicon and face banishment. The exceptions are the Wordsmith and his apprentice Letta, the keepers and archivists of all language in their post-apocalyptic, neo-medieval world.  On the death of her master, Letta is suddenly promoted to Wordsmith, charged … Continue reading The List by Patricia Forde