Friday, October 7, 2011

Prized (Birthmark #2)

Prized (Birthmarked #2)Title: Prized (Birthmark #2)
AuthorCaragh M. O'Brien
Rating: 3.8/5
SummaryStriking out into the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone survives only to be captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where women rule the men who drastically outnumber them, and a kiss is a crime.  In order to see her sister again, Gaia must submit to their strict social code, but how can she deny her sense of justice, her curiosity, and everything in her heart that makes her whole?
My Thoughts: In Sylum, where women were outnumbered and treasured, Gaia has found her place. The scar on her cheek was forgotten, unseen by the people. Her beauty inside and her charm radiated, making her catch the eyes of two brothers: Peter and Will. Peter was the one who rescued and brought her to Sylum. He was simple, peaceful and dedicated. Above all, he exuded happiness. Will was the smart, gentle and curious brother. He shared theories and secrets with her. But will the two brothers distract her from what her heart really wanted? Leon, the guy who helped her and grew close to her in Enclave, came back in her life, with marks from the past and the drive to do anything for her. But this kind of Leon was darker, ominous. I loved the complexity of his relationship with Gaia. It was very realistic.

The writing as usual was superb. There was something magical with O’Brien’s writing. She could tell the simplest thing and make it beautiful and unforgettable. Gaia’s voice came out as distinct, sometimes wavering, and sometimes firm. Throughout the novel, it became a crystal clear reflection into Gaia’s psyche and into the struggles of other characters.

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