The Testing Trilogy
- The Testing
- Independent Study
- Graduation Day
Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Summary: It is many years into the future. The earth is in shambles after the war. Now only the smartest, the bravest, the most curious get to go what you call college. Cia is one of those people. She put her studies first and every thing
else second. She wants to go to college. She wants to help her country. She doesn’t want to have a boring life. Her and 4 other of her hometown friends are sent to the ultimate competition. It is either life or death. (yeah I know it has a Hunger Games kind of feel but trust me its very different) Along the way she encounters Tomas who was her friends back in her hometown and is in the Testing as well. He wants to make an alliance with her and thinks she got what it takes to win this competition. With the help of Tomas, Cia risks everything she got for this test. But is it worth it?
My Review: I enjoyed it? I don’t know. I definitely liked reading it and I did read all the other books to see what happened next. When I was done with series I did not look back and thing “great read” when I thought about this series. Most of the characters in this book annoyed me a lot and got on my nerves. I really didn’t trust Tomas, but I had my reasons. All three books could’ve easily have been one. Instead of using book 1, book 2, and book 3. The author could’ve used part 1, part 2, part 3. I was still a little confused after the first three books about what happened to Earth and why did the war happen. This book series has been out already for a year and just now people are starting to talk about. I was over this book series after maybe 2 months after finishing it. I have mixed feeling toward this book as you can tell. I wouldn’t say to you to read it because it just doesn’t seem as a book that one day will become a huge hit. It will have its 15 minutes of fame but it won’t last as long as other great book series. But I don’t really know when it came to this book. Many people seemed to really love this book and how it will be a hit movie some day. I am really indecisive when it came to this. it was a good book there are some friends that I would recommend this book to, but I wouldn’t picture this book as “one of the greatest book of all time”