Author: Marie Lu
Summary: Day needs to hide. He needs to get away. from his family, his home, and that wanted poster on every building there is in the city. Day is what you would call a rebel, a criminal, and wanted person. He steals, fights, and kills. Yet he does it for a good reason. he is getting away from the people who experimented with him and used him for their own benefits. People known for being in this so called government of what is called the Republic. June is what you would call a spy. She fights and kills any criminal that comes her way. She believes that the government is the best thing that could ever happen to the Republic, until she meets Day. June is out to kill Day. She is set out to kill him because he is the prime suspect for the murder of June’s brother Metias. Together they uncover the secrets of their home but now that they learned what the government is really up to they are wondering if they should keep calling the Republic their home.
My Review: This series is one of my all time favorite series. Most of the dystopian books that I read, I don’t really fall in love with. This book caught me by surprise though. I actually was recommend this book by one of my friends. She kept telling me how she loved the book, how she loves Day, how I will fall in love with the day. After a couple of weeks I finally told her I would read it. I would have to thank her for that. All the characters are just kick-butt, and plain awesomeness. I never really had a wanted criminal/spy romance in any of the dystopian books I ever read. Let me just say that I enjoyed the story behind this romance. Out of all the characters Day would have to be my favorite (even though I really think he should get a haircut). He is just so witty, humorous, and smart. It wouldn’t be a challenge for him to be your favorite character. June on the other hand can annoy me sometimes. She can just be so stubborn sometimes you know. I think her attitude in the first book is the only reason that I am not giving this series a higher rate (besides what happens in the third book) Overall this is a great read for just starting of readers and fanatic readers. Its a definite favorite and I am sure it is going to become yours too.
“I don’t know if anyone’s ever told you this”, he begins. He doesn’t blush, and his eyes don’t dart away. Instead I find myself staring into a pair of oceans – one perfect, the other blemished by that tiny ripple. “You’re very attractive.”
I’ve been complimented on my appearance before. But never in his tone of voice. Of all the things he’s said, I don’t know why this catches me off guard. But it startles me so much that without thinking I blurt out, “I could say the same about you.” I pause. “In case you didn’t know.”
“You know, sometimes I wonder what things would be like if I just … met you one day. Like normal people do. If I just walked by you on some street one sunny morning and thought you were cute, stopped, shook your hand, and said, “Hi, I’m Daniel.”
― Marie Lu, Prodigy