Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Length: 344 Pages
Reading Ram Star Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars
The Seven Stages war that has destroyed the world is a thing of the past. The world has been rebuilding for quite some time now, and is at a new stage in society. Cia has been chosen from the Five Lakes Colony for the Testing, along with 3 of her other classmates. They are the first to be selected from the colony in years, and everyone is nervous and quite surprised. It is a great opportunity for all of the candidates, because the winners of the testing get to go to the University, and receive prestigious positions of great importance in the government once they graduate. But Cia's father, a candidate from the Testing warns her that it is not the usual tests she is used to. Cia and her friend from school, Tomas. They each complete the test after test, but if either of them fails, the penalty is death.
I loved this book so much! It was like a combination of The Hunger Games and Divergent. Both books that I love. It was very interesting, and there were so many surprises, I never thought that any of that stuff would happen. I also heard that they were making a movie for it, but if they really are going to, it would be kinda scary and/or creepy. The nasty (in my opinion) parts of the book weren't so bad too read, but they would be icky to actually see. That is why I would recommend this book to 6th grade and up. That is also why I gave it 4.9 instead of 5 Stars. I don't like nasty things. You should definitely try this book out in your free time! If you are okay with a bit of gore.