Monday, 30 July 2012

Recommend A...First Book In A Series

'Recommend A... ' is the awesome new feature thought up by the amazing Shanyn from Chick Loves Lit. Each week there will be a different, creative prompt for us to recommend books that we sometimes maybe forget how much we love, giving us the chance to share book recommendations of books that might not get recommended as much as they deserve.

This week my recommendation is...

Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien

  "In the future, in a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the walled Enclave and those, like sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone, who live outside. Following in her mother’s footsteps Gaia has become a midwife, delivering babies in the world outside the wall and handing a quota over to be "advanced" into the privileged society of the Enclave. Gaia has always believed this is her duty, until the night her mother and father are arrested by the very people they so loyally serve.

Now Gaia is forced to question everything she has been taught, but her choice is simple: enter the world of the Enclave to rescue her parents, or die trying.

A stunning adventure brought to life by a memorable heroine, this dystopian debut will have readers racing all the way to the dramatic finish."

I love dystopians and I have read A LOT of them. Sometimes they are amazing, sometimes they are a little disappointing. Birthmarked definitely fell into the former category. I absolutely LOVED it! You can read why in my review here :)


  1. Never heard of this one but it sounds interesting :)

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  3. Ahhh I've been wanting to read this! You've made me want to even more! Thanks for the recommendation! Check out my Recommend A...

  4. Ooh, this is a dystopian I haven't heard of before! I love the cover, too. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Nice, I've heard of this one but wasn't sure about it, you definitely make it sound interesting though. :)

  6. I've been experiencing the very beginnings of a YA dystopian craze lately, and this was one of the books I stumbled across recently. Marked as to-read!

  7. This book sounds really intriguing and I'll definitely have to check it out! I'm a new follower and was wondering if you could check out my blog, amatchmadeinyafiction. My friend and I are new to the blogging community and need all the help we can get! Thanks!

  8. Oooh, I need to read this! I have seen this cover around but I haven't really known what it is about. I love dystopians (I've read 3 though...haha :P) so I am sooooo going to get this! Great choice :) xx


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