Rating: Worth Reading
Originally Released: March 4th, 2014
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin
Page Amount: 209 pages, US Hardcover
For the teens at The Haven, the outside world, just beyond the towering stone wall that surrounds the premises, is a dangerous unknown. It has always been this way, ever since the hospital was established in the year 2020. But The Haven is more than just a hospital; it is their home. It is all they know. Everything is strictly monitored: education, exercise, food, and rest. The rules must be followed to keep the children healthy, to help control the Disease that has cast them as Terminals, the Disease that claims limbs and lungs—and memories.
But Shiloh is different; she remembers everything. Gideon is different, too. He dreams of a cure, of rebellion against the status quo. What if everything they’ve been told is a lie? What if The Haven is not the safe place it claims to be? And what will happen if Shiloh starts asking dangerous questions?
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This book has such a cool concept. I'd like to say I saw it coming, but in truth I didn't fully expect what was going on until it was made clear to the main character. It was so fun to read about, and the ending wrapped up really well but still left enough for there to be a sequel. It was developed very well the whole time. Nothing felt forced or like it was happening for the sake of the book, it was just all of these things transpiring all at once. One thing I liked was that it didn't follow the pattern a lot of YA books do, where something special has to happen for the book to transpire; like a new kid moving to town or suddenly developing powers. It is all something you could actually see happening.
I felt like the characters were a little immature in this book though. For some reason I just pictured them as 13-14 year-olds, which they may have been, instead of older teenagers like most YA books center around. It didn't hinder the book in any way, but I really wish I had known how old they actually were.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book. It was a fun read that really hit the spot in my reading adventure. I recommend it to anyone looking for something that isn't too serious and is a quick easily read novel.
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Disclaimer: This book was given to me in trade for an honest review. My opinions in this review are honest and my own after reading the book myself.