XVI .... Book Of The Week.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Nina Oberon's life is pretty normal: she hangs out with her best friend, Sandy, and their crew, goes to school, plays with her little sister, Dee. But Nina is 15. And like all girls she'll receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday. XVI. Those three letters will be branded on her wrist, announcing to all the world-even the most predatory of men-that she is ready for sex. Considered easy prey by some, portrayed by the Media as sluts who ask for attacks, becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear. That is, until right before her birthday, when Nina's mom is brutally attacked. With her dying breaths, she reveals to Nina a shocking truth about her past-one that destroys everything Nina thought she knew. Now, alone but for her sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer. (summary from goodreads)

I've been on giant dystopian binge lately. I can't help it really. There are so many awesome books in this genre.

This book intrigued me. I'd heard about it awhile ago and when I was at borders, I saw it on the shelf and had to have it.

Personally, I'm a huge fan of books that push boundaries. And I have a feeling that XVI isn't going to disappoint!

Cheers!

3 comments:

  1. khashway said...:

    This does sound amazing. I can't wait to see what you think of it.

  1. Yep, this one's on my long list, too.

  1. Tia said...:

    I love dystopians, and have heard a lot about this one! New follower!

    Tia @ Falling For Books

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