June 8, 2013

Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien : Book Review

Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Summary (via goodreads): IN THE ENCLAVE, YOUR SCARS SET YOU APART, and the newly born will change the future.
In the future, in a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the walled Enclave and those, like sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone, who live outside. Following in her mother's footsteps Gaia has become a midwife, delivering babies in the world outside the wall and handing a quota over to be "advanced" into the privileged society of the Enclave. Gaia has always believed this is her duty, until the night her mother and father are arrested by the very people they so loyally serve. Now Gaia is forced to question everything she has been taught, but her choice is simple: enter the world of the Enclave to rescue her parents, or die trying.
A stunning adventure brought to life by a memorable heroine, this dystopian debut will have readers racing all the way to the dramatic finish.
Review: I didn't really think I would like this book but surprisingly I did. The book was not very thrilling but it was interesting to read. The beginning started off a little slow but the ending was good. Unsurprisingly, I loved the love interest in this novel. And for once, I actually liked the main character. She was actually kind of smart. I also liked how throughout the novel, the main character had flashbacks to her childhood. Usually that stuff annoys me but this time I enjoyed it. The flashbacks were well written and interesting (not to mention cute!). Overall, I enjoyed this book and I can't wait to read the next one. 

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