I received this ARC from Entangled Teen in conjunction with YA Reads Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review. This is a stop on the YA Reads Blog Tour for “True North”!
SYNOPSIS: Abandoned by her family in Plague-ridden Dominion City, eighteen-year-old Lucy Fox has no choice but to rely upon the kindness of the True Borns, a renegade group of genetically enhanced humans, to save her twin sister, Margot. But Nolan Storm, their mysterious leader, has his own agenda. When Storm backtracks on his promise to rescue Margot, Lucy takes her fate into her own hands and sets off for Russia with her True Born bodyguard and maybe-something-more, the lethal yet beautiful Jared Price. In Russia, there’s been whispered rumors of Plague Cure.
While Lucy fights her magnetic attraction to Jared, anxious that his loyalty to Storm will hurt her chances of finding her sister, they quickly discover that not all is as it appears…and discovering the secrets contained in the Fox sisters’ blood before they wind up dead is just the beginning.
As they say in Dominion, sometimes it’s not you…it’s your DNA.
REVIEW: Lucy’s twin sister, Margot, is gone. She vanished with their parents and the mysterious Russian aristocrat when the Laster’s attacked their home during their reveal. Since then she’s spent all of her waking moments (and then some) worrying about her sister and focusing on finding a solution to the plurality of problems she and her True Born friends face.
I learned my lesson that day as my raging grief clawed back the tides of death-that the only thing worse than feeling my twin’s suffering was the feat of not feeling her at all.
She’s relying on Nolan Storm to help her find her sister and her frustration is mounting.
It’s not that I don’t trust Storm to help me get my sister, exactly. I expect he’ll live up to his side of our bargain. Eventually.
For the first time in her short and pampered life Lucy must make a choice completely on her own, a choice that leads her far from home. In a world where it’s survive or die, she takes the ultimate risk in searching for her sister.
Lets not forget the mysterious Jared Price, he’s still in play. It seems these two can’t or won’t escape each other even when the world around them is collapsing. With the introduction of a new friend, Alastair, we have a ragtag trio on our hands.
As Lucy moves beyond the Upper Circle into the world of the Gilt, those with more money than all of Dominion combined, things are’t what they seem.
The Gilt don’t play by the same rules. They’re above rules…
I really liked that this story saw Lucy and her friends leaving Dominion. One of the most interesting aspects of this world is that it’s divided up in very different ways than our own world. The references to different nations/regions compared to what we call them today was one of my favorite little bits. That and the Watchers who seem dead set on claiming Lucy and Margot for their own twisted reasons.
Who pulls the Watchers’ strings?
I enjoyed this more than the first book, possibly because I had more information. To say more would fall into the realm of spoilers, so I won’t. I will say, pick this one up! It’s the perfect read for a sunny Sunday in the park.
Publication Date: April 4. 2017
Pick it up here: True North