I liked the cover, and I liked the fact that the story was told in verse and prose.
By 2054 in India, things have turned around due to gender selection, and the ratio of boys to girls is 5 to 1. When the Prime Minister does nothing to stop this decline, women take control of the problem and create their own country called Koyanagar (protected by a wall, and guarded by boys and men) where a series of tests determines which boy gets to wed the very valuable girls who become available at 17. Sudasa has come of age and is asked to watch the trials and pick her match. Once she recognizes that one of the contestants is her second cousin and realizes that the supposedly fair trial is fixed, she is determined not to go along with what her grandmother wants. Ironically one of the contestants, Kiran, who Sudasa starts to help just so her cousin won't win, is determined NOT to win the trial because he doesn't wish to marry. He and his father have other plans. Interesting idea.
Middle School former Teacher Librarian - then MYP math and science. Update... VERY recently retired! Still adjusting that I'm not just on summer vacation!!!
Just didn't enjoy it as much as Shadow and Bone. I just felt like the author was really trying a bit too hard to draw this story out. I was able to put it down several times and I couldn't put Shadow and Bone down so there's the differen...
The Grisha triology is a fantasy series that I really enjoyed. I reread the last book because I thought I wasn't remembering something. I'm a bit confused because I've started King of Scars and Nikolai isn't as I remembered. Don't want...
by Tahereh Mafi
I’m not usually someone who enjoys a story that is predominantly about the attraction between two people BUT I did like this one. The setting is one year after 9/11 and 16 year old Shirin, an American born Muslim whose family moves freq...
I love a good mystery, and although I correctly guessed the murderer in the first chapter, I still thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns.