What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until
the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime
suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race
for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death.
But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has
really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country
will go to keep its secrets. @goodreads
This book was a re-read for me so that I could finally finish out the
trilogy. I pretty much feel the same way I did back in 2015. I enjoyed
the book and the characters.
I love Day so much and I love Tess and June.
love that even though Day and June were enemies at first because of
what June thought happened to her brother, they came together and found
out the truth. It seems like there are some jerks running around lying.
BUT, they always are right?
The Republic and The Colonies are at
war, they are always at war. Can't anyone just get along? And there is a
plague that is killing people. Supposedly they are giving people a cure
and if you make it you do and if you don't you don't. June and Day find
out some revelations behind that too and ewwww.
really hope to love the next two books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I
better love the next two books because I'm losing the battle of
trilogies lately. Damn it!
*****Old Review From 2015*****
can't believe I waited this long to read this book! I didn't think I
would like it but I was so wrong. I loved it! The characters of June,
Day and Tess were awesome!
I'm going to try to write this
without any spoilers! So, there are the rich people and the poor people
and there is a plague going around, but it seems to only be in the poor
parts of town. Go figure right?
Day is a sort of Robin Hood,
steal from the rich and give to the poor. He's awesome and I love him!
He took Tess on as a sort of sister when he found her some time ago all
alone on the streets. He's a really good guy.
When he finds out
his families house is marked for the plague he feels he has to break
into the hospital and steal the cure. They only let the rich people in,
the jerks. He is almost caught and in his escape he injures a soldier
named Metia in the shoulder. This turns out to be the brother of June,
who is automatically brought in as a soldier of sorts to hunt down and
bring Day to justice.
They end up meeting in a weird way and when she finds out he is Day, she has him caught.
all of these things happen that are not what they seem forcing Day and
June to come together as a team. This does not bother them at all as
they have fallen for each other.
It is a very good storyline
with some messed up people doing some messed up things, but isn't that
always the cause with people in government :)
I look forward to the rest of the trilogy!