Today I'm reading The Testing by Joelle Charboneau.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same?
The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career.
Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies--trust no one.
But surely she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance? Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.
Random.org decided that I should share from page 32.
"That night I started having dreams. I'd wake up sweating, heart racing, not knowing why. Not a night would pass uninterrupted."
"A few minutes later he yells he's found something. Then the world explodes."I know I posted a few sentences more than I was supposed to but I wanted to provide SOME context for the quotes. So far I'm 71 pages in The Testing and I'm enjoying it. I hope to post a review later this week.
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