Title: Concealed In The Shadows
Author: Gabrielle Arrowsmith
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Release Date: May 17, 2013
My Copy: FREE FROM AMAZON
Rating: 4 STARS
Sydney Harter has long awaited September 12, 2033, her eighteenth birthday. She can finally apply for guardianship of her sister, who is her only family and entire world. She hopes they will be lawfully reunited, but is prepared to defy authority and risk everything to escape the captivity of Miles County so that they can be together. Escaping will be dangerous. Citizens are bound to their county by sophisticated chip implants that delivers shocks to those who dare to cross the electric barrier. Sydney is very clever, but her trickery is limited against the all seeing eyes of technology. Even if they were to survive the escape, disappearing into the forgotten forests and towns of the past seems an impossible task.
This is a good, dystopian book. It’s hard for me to come across a dystopian that I really like these days. It doesn’t matter if it’s YA or Adult, there is something about a good dystopian. You can’t just throw in a few characters and add in a bunch of rules, places, and actions. Gabrielle Arrowsmith gives you all of that, but with a great world to place it in. I love it! 2033 is near, so she didn’t go very far into the future in this world of hers.
It started off with me already wanting to know more, even though I was just on the first page. Sydney, our MC, is very smart. She has found a way to get the heck out of dodge, so to speak. But, she will not leave without her sister, and she has to wait until she turns 18 to get guardianship. She finds a sort of happiness(?) living on the outside, but that changes fairly quickly, with people after her. She doesn’t know who to trust and with two different organizations after her, she has to make a choice or her sister is dead.
I must say again that this is a good book. If you like YA Dystopia, then this is a good book to act that genre.