by Ruth silver
In the future dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government’s match in marriage and “The Day of the Chosen”, a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn’t existed in generations. Following her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life when it all comes abruptly to an end as she’s arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime committed, her existence. Olivia is unlike the rest of the world born not from “The Day of the Chosen.” The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as one simple fact would destroy the perfect system.
With Joshua’s help, Olivia breaks free of prison and is forced on the run. Together they set out to find the promised rebel town in search of a new home and new life together. Their situation seems less than promising as they reach the town of Haven. New rules and customs must be adhered to in order to stay. Leaving would mean most certain death in the large expanse of the Gravelands. Time is running out as the government mounts an attack to destroy Olivia and bury her secret with her. Thrown into a world unlike their own, they must quickly adapt to survive.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I have to say that Ruth Silver had made me fall in love with Olivia she is a strong female lead. Your brought into a world that seems to be fair and just but then your left wondering if it really is. When Olivia turns eighteen she gets to marry her best friend but that happiness is short-lived when Olivia is arrested. This brings Olivia and her new husband on a crazy adventure. I have to say this story keeps you entertained the whole time your reading. Ruth Silver where you think that all of the mains problems will finally be over then you find that’s not the case. As the story unfolds your brought into a world that leaves you wanting more. You have a million questions and slowly you begin to learn the answers only to be left with more questions.
My over all thoughts about this novel are that it is worth the read. I love seeing Oliva go from being a scared little girl to a courageous woman. She learns that she’s strong enough to do what she needs to do for the ones she loves and to possible give the world something they thought was lost forever. This is a novel that shows you can over come almost anything and when in a tough place you will do what ever it takes to protect the person or people you love. I loved every moment reading this book. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good book.