26 May 2012

Book Review - The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she's spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can't be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country's only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.

You can find the Goodreads page here

My Review   
(for a more detailed review, please see the video at the bottom of this blog)

Well, this book surprised me so much.  Here I was thinking that this was going to be some kind of supernatural/paranormal YA school romance story and even though I was maybe right about the romance but the story took a very unexpected turn and I loved it!

This story is split into several different points of view but not like every other chapter is another character, the view point change seems to happen at certain points of the story.  For example, Charliana has gone to a club with a friend and meets a character called Xander.  Once Charliana has left, the viewpoint changes to Xander to see what he made of the evening.

What a fantastic book....   

Best wishes

Debs :-)

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