Words are the most dangerous weapon of all…
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.
This book did not disappoint! All the elements in the story were perfectly balanced and the world that Kim created was just amazing, and I feel like it’s just the tip of the iceberg, there’s so much MORE to come. To see, to discover, etc.
I loved the characters, they were well developed and easy to relate to. I didn’t always know what to expect from them (which is a good thing!) and didn’t always know who could be trusted. Although at times I had a good idea of who was who I was still surprised by the way a lot of things turned out or who someone ended up being.
The romance was pretty awesome. It all played out in a way that I just wanted to reach and smoosh their faces together forcing that kiss already. But really, it was perfect.
I could so easily go on and on but this is suppose to be a teeny tiny mini review. It seems it’s a bit of a challenge. I kind of just want to go on and on telling you guys how awesome the book is…
Let’s get on to the interview already!
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