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Striking out into the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone survives only to be captured by the people of Sylym, a dystopian society where women rule the men who drastically outnumber then, and a kiss is a crime. In order to see her sister again, Gaia must submit to their strict social code, but how can she deny her sense of justice, her curiosity, and everything in her heart that makes her whole?
Publisher: [New York] : Roaring Brook Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9781466802698
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 electronic text.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Jan 07, 2014

AMAZING BOOK waiting on second one and WOW blown away by excellent writing and story line- I can barely wait!!!!!!

Sep 16, 2012

good book

Jun 15, 2012

O'Brien's distopia is fascinating and well-realized. She's fearless in tackling some tough issues, including state and individual rights, reproductive rights and disenfranchisement.

Jun 10, 2012

Not nearly as good as the first book, this book gets bogged down by a love triangle (square actually) and a plot resolution that is entirely too pat. However, it was just good enough to keep reading, and I will be checking out the next in the series.

mulberrystreet May 28, 2012

I thought this was a solid follow up to the first. I'm not in love with the series, because Gaia kind of annoys me. The plot is interesting though, so I will definitely be reading the 3rd book when it comes out.

Feb 28, 2012

Not as good as the first book. I'd almost have rather the brother show up in the village, than the maybe boyfriend who helped her escape (although, admittedly less romantic). Furthermore, the hatred he feels towards her and the relatively quick reconciliation doesn't seem right somehow. It will be interesting to see what happens to their relationship in the third book (likely nothing to deviate from a happy ending for them). I don't like that they're returning to their original city, we'll see how the author tackles it.

Jan 29, 2012

Another wonderful read by this author

Dec 17, 2011

can't wait for next book!!!!

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