In this bleak future, set in what's left of the southern United States, the trainees must compete in three Trials to earn their position amongst the strongest Exalted. In these Trials, female is pitted against female and male against male in demonstrations of weaponry, fighting and survival skills. The outcome: the United Ceremony, pairing trainees together for life based on how they place. The ultimate hope is to breed stronger Exalted and even better protectors.
Upon learning from Ryker that the supplement she's taken her entire life is actually an emotion-blocking drug, her path takes an unexpected shift. Without the veil of "The Pump" blocking her emotions, Mena struggles with competing in the Trials and with her new, confusing love life. She's experiencing new feelings with not one but two different guys, will Mena choose to leave with Ryker and be free or stay with her childhood friend, Ethan, and be United?
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)|
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Novels By Tara Elizabeth:
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Not the best book I've ever read but it does have captivating moments. Beware it does end on a cliffhanger. Not a HEA kind of book. I am not sure if I'll pick up the next book or not. I kind of want to find out what happens but not driven to find out right now. Overall it's an ok book.
Good first book. Reminds me a lot of Hunger Games. I have a problem with how quickly the characters fell in “love” with barely a setup.
Good concept, well written.
Great book! I loved the characters as well as the story line. Every page had my full attention and I could hardly put it down. Looking forward to a 2nd book!
Yes, this book does start out slow, but I applaud the author for making the reader experience what Mena is feeling until she stops taking The Pump. If the author had been too flowery with her writing then it wouldn't have made sense. As Mena starts to feel and see the world differently, so does the reader. There is a love triangle with two deserving guys, but it's not annoying of cheaply done. This book has some great action/fighting scenes. I'm a sucker for a good action scene - 2nd Trial was awesome! The 3rd Trial was huge in the sense of self-discovery for Mena. And then there was the end. Holy cow, what a cliffhanger! It will definitely make me buy the next book as soon as it's available. One Word to Describe This Book: Strong Stars: 5 out of 5 (Because it kept me reading)