Sunday, December 30, 2012

Book Review: Prized (Birthmarked #2)

Earlier this year, I reviewed a book called Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien. (You can read that review by clicking here). O'Brien's series turned out to be tough to put down, and I finished both of the other books in the trilogy as well. The second in the series is called Prized, and it was just as entertaining as the first.


When Gaia escapes from the Enclave without Leon, she doesn't know what to do. She has her baby sister, Maya, with her, and together they make it most of the way through the Wasteland. One day, when they probably wouldn't have made it much farther on their own, a man on a horse helps them reach their unknown destination, a place he calls home. That home is known as Sylum, and the rules are strict. Gaia must submit to the authorities, which she finds difficult. There is no hugging/kissing because it is a crime unless you are married to that person. 

Gaia finds the entire place to be a struggle, and then she finds out that Leon has made the trek as well. What does Gaia need to do in order to make things go her way? It turns out that everyone else recognizes her as a strong leader, and they want her to be the Matriarch of the society. Does Gaia want it, though? What happens when she is forced into something she doesn't know if she is ready for? Are her feelings for Leon strong enough, or will she waver and fall for someone else? Find out in this HIGHLY recommended book! Prized is hard to put down, just like Birthmarked was. 


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