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Love. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't. What would you say if you were told that? I don't know about you, but I would look at whoever spoke those words to me like they were on some kind of drug. For Lena though, those words are normal. It's several years into the future, and Lena Haloway is terrified of catching the disease. There are 95 days until her birthday, and then she will be cured; but things can change in only a moment, which Lena soon finds out.

The entire United States is under lock and key. All citizens are registered and monitored, watched like a hawk until their 18th birthday, and their Cure. There is one thing that the government doesn't acknowledge though; the Invalids. The Invalids live in the Wilds. Unmarked territory on the borders of the electrified fences that surround all of the major cities in the US. On the day of Lena Haloway's Evaluation; the test that will determine her future. The Evaluation will tell her what her career path is going to be, who her potential husbands are, and where she is going to live. She's spent her entire life preparing for this day, and when the moment comes, she screws up big time. Luckily, she gets a second chance.

Enter tall, dark, and handsome love interest, who happens to be an Invalid.

In the society led by the Consortium, there is a strict segregation between uncured male and females. It's all to protect the uncured from Amor Deliria Nervosa. Love. Lena is certain that she won't catch the disease, until she meets Alex. Then, everything falls apart, and falls together.

With unexpected twists and turns, Lauren Oliver spins a tale so unique, so intriguing, you won't be able to put it down. I know I couldn't.

Highlights of this Book:

I'm a sucker for romance, and this totally hit the spot. With a new spin on the all familiar concept of forbidden love, I was dying to turn the page and find out what happened next.

There's a sequel!

Sore Spots:

Language. There are a few f-bombs, and some not so nice phrases tossed around.

Violence. While the book is a romance, it's definitely not shy of weapons and gore.

Overall Rating:

7 out of 10 stars!

I definitely recommend this book to any of you readers who love a good romance/drama novel.

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Happy Reading!


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