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A beautifully tense dystopian read where deception and intrigue lurk at every corner. The author builds her story slowly but surely, settling you in to this very different world of an underwater city and allowing you to understand the processes and mechanisms that keep it alive. The city of Atlantia, protecting its inhabitants, actually feels as though it is one of the central characters. Then there’s the valiant, determined Rio, on finding herself alone she is drawn to her aunt, but will Maire help or hinder her? There is more at stake here than personal feelings and as Atlantia starts to reveal its troubles, an unsettling fog of foreboding begins to prevail. Enjoyably unsettling yet engaging reading, this original story is well worth a read. ~ Liz Robinson
Set within a civilization that lives deep beneath the sea, twin sisters, Rio and Bay, are about to make the most important decision of their lives. Will they choose to stay Below, sacrificing their soul but living in happiness, or to go Above, keeping their soul but living in weakness and misery. No one could have predicted their choice.
|Publication date:||6th November 2014|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical|
Ally Condie is the author of the international bestseller MATCHED, and its sequel, CROSSED. MATCHED was chosen as one of YALSA’s 2011 Teens’ Top Ten, named as one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2010, selected as the #1 Pick on the Winter Kid’s Indie Next List, and received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly. In a starred review for the sequel, CROSSED, Kirkus called the Matched series an “addictive, layered dystopic trilogy.” A former English teacher (who still keeps her license current, just in case!), ...More About Ally Condie