Book UnHaul #2

Whoops! This Unhaul is so old! I’ve gotten rid of these books for sure now.

I’ve read these books, and have kept them on my shelves for a while now; sometimes years at a time. However, I don’t think I’m ever going to re-read them. If I do end up re-reading these books, it will have been via my borrowing the book from the library, or I’d have bought the book in e-format. So the only pliable option is to get rid of them. Yay for shelf space! Continue reading

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau | Book Review #78

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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one and the same?

The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career.

Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies–trust no one.

But surely she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance? Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.

First off, before I say anything about this book, I’m warning you about all the triggering things that happen in this book. There are triggers for: suicide, murder, and attempted murder. This unfortunately comes with the territory of Dystopian novels. Continue reading