By Krista McGee
Thomas Nelson
Retail Price $9.99
PB & N Price: $8.45

Book Description: 

Thalli thought escaping to the surface would mean freedom. But is she any less of an anomaly aboveground?After escaping an underground annihilation chamber, Thalli, Berk, Rhen, and John find themselves fleeing across the former United States, aboveground for the first time. As the defectors cross the for gotten landscape, the three youths see things the y had only read about on screens: horses, rain, real books—and a colony of unsanctioned survivors living the ancient way in a town called New Hope.When the citizens of New Hope reveal the truth of what happened years ago, Thalli is left unsettled and skeptical of everything she’s ever been told. Can she trust anything from the State, including her own feelings for Berk? When she volunteers for a peace mission to New Hope’s violent neighbor, Athens, her confusion mounts as the supposedly ruthless Prince Ale x turns out to be kind and charming. Although everyone in New Hope warned her not to, she can’t help but fall for him.Meanwhile, John’s unwavering faith in the goodness of the Designer begins to make its mark on Thalli’s heart. But can Thalli really come to trust in a generous, protective Designer who rules over all things? Would that not be setting herself up for another betrayal?

The time for her to decide is now . . . because the State is closing in.


This book is the second book in a series by Krista McGee that is set in a post-apocalyptic, dystopian world.  The characters from the first book really evolved over the time that has lapsed.  I really loved Thalli and in this book she grew, not just physically but emotionally and mentally.  The plot of this story was very intriguing and there was plenty of adventure as well as hint of blossoming love.  If you are looking for a clean, Christian, dystopian novel, this series is for you.

~Reviewed by Josh M.


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