Monday, January 2, 2012

Prized (The Birthmarked Trilogy) by Caragh M. O'Brien

Prized is the second book in the, Birthmark Trilogy. It is imaganative, well written and rather unique.

It is unique in that, the main character, Gaia escapsed from one dystopian society into another. The rules in Gaia's new society are vastly different from those of her previous. She finds adapting to her new society difficult and has to make many sacrifices.

In the Enlcave, Gaia's facial scares made her unattractive but in the Sylum she is considers a beauty and men swoon over her. In the Slyum men outnumber women and there hasn't been a female birth in years. The society is dying out Gaia wants to find a way out that won't result in her death because those who leave the Slyum die within days. Reason unknown.

You will be on the edge of your seat, turning pages faster than you can read. Expect to love this book but please read Birthmaked first so that you can understand the dynamics of the character relationships.

Grade: A+

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