Author: Ally Condie
Published: 28th October 2014
By: Penguin Young Readers Group
Synopsis: Can you hear Atlantia breathing?
For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.
Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.
What can I say? 42 pages and I was totally hooked! There are already characters I like, characters I intensely dislike (although my gut reaction may be wrong – it rarely is…) and characters I am totally intrigued by. With a short passage I already feel as if I know the world that Condie has created and I can’t wait to see what happens to Rio next.
If you liked the Matched series and Ally Condie’s style of writing then this is definitely for you. I’ll be popping off and pre-ordering my now so bye bye then!