Firstborns rule society. Secondborns are the property of the government. Thirdborns are not tolerated. Long live the Fates Republic.
Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and
forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode’s eighteenth birthday arrives
with harsh realizations: she’s to become a soldier for the Fate of
Swords military arm of the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in
history, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go.
since her early childhood, Roselle’s privileged upbringing has earned
her the resentment of her secondborn peers. Now her decision to spare an
enemy on the battlefield marks her as a traitor to the state.
Roselle finds an ally—and more—in fellow secondborn conscript Hawthorne
Trugrave. As the consequences of her actions ripple throughout the
Fates Republic, can Roselle create a destiny of her own? Or will her
Fate override everything she fights for—even love? @goodreads
This book was my Kindle First pick for July. I picked a good one this time =)
is actually the first book I have read from this author. I do know she
has some other popular books out there that I plan on reading at some
This book is about Roselle. She a second born. Her
brother, Gabriel and is the first born. The first born are the popular
and special ones. And even though Gabriel would have liked to be in the
military so to speak, it's Roselle that has to go and she is fine with
this as she has been training since she was a child. All she knows is
that she is supposed to protect first borns. Seems like a crock to me.
their mother! She is one of the most horrible people on the planet.
They way she treats Roselle, I can't even. And Roselle's family is one
of the elite people so Roselle has to constantly watch her back when
she's sent to be a fighter.
I really loved Roselle's character.
She is so tough, yeah she has some moments where she breaks down but
that just means she's human. She doesn't put up with anything, from
anyone and she gets into trouble that way, as you can imagine.
also love Hawthorne, he helps Roselle out as much as he can and they
form a bond. Actually, Hawthorne has been watching Roselle since she was
little. Yeah, when you're a second born you get watched by the whole
world through a live feed. Uh, no. That's sick people! Well, she did
have some privacy moments, bathroom etc.
And of course there are
more evil people, the one I loath the most and hope someone kills him
is Agent Crow. If you read the book you will know what I mean.
Roselle also has an awesome crew she is a part of and she does whatever it takes to keep some of them safe.
it was a really good book and I think just from this first one (or I'm
hoping) the rest of the series/trilogy is going to be good.