3 S.R. Johannes: Bookanista Buzz - The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Bookanista Buzz - The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

Okay, I love this book! And yay! It was just announced that 2 more are coming.....

I will go out on a limp and say I even love it more than The Body Finder!

And I stayed up all night in 2 nights to finish that one.

In the violent country of Ludania, the language you speak determines what class you are, and there are harsh punishments if you forget your place—looking a member of a higher class in the eye can result in immediate execution. 

Seventeen-year-old Charlaina (Charlie for short) can understand all languages, a dangerous ability she’s been hiding her whole life. Her only place of release is the drug-filled underground club scene, where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. There, she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy who speaks a language she’s never heard, and her secret is almost exposed. 

Through a series of violent upheavals, it becomes clear that Charlie herself is the key to forcing out the oppressive power structure of her kingdom….

What I loved about this book:

1) A fresh take on dystopia and fantasy all rolled into one.
2) It's creepy!
3) I love that the ruler is a woman - finally!
4) Max's little note - so sweet - love him.
5) The unexpected twists and reveals!
6) I loved Charlie (MC) from the start. Felt sorry for her. Can't imagine hiding a gift so powerful it could cause your death.
7) The queen was nasty and it was scary what was going on in her head/thoughts. 
8) Did I mention Max is hot?!
9) It's so pacy!!!! I read it in like a day.
10) The implication of language and hot it can bring together or break up society. (yeah a little heavy But I'm not as dumb as I might look :)
11) I love the cover!
12) I adore Kimberly too :)

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Shannon O'Donnell said...

This one's on my wish list. I can't wait to read it!! :-)

E. Arroyo said...

I loved The Body Finder. THis one will go on my TBR list. Thanks,

Jemi Fraser said...

I LOVED the Body Finder!! Can't wait for this one! :)

Paula said...

BETTER than The Body Finder? I am so reading this book. Thanks for the recommendations.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I loved The Body Finder. And I love fantasy and dystopian so I must read this. Thanks.

Katie Anderson said...

This one sounds SO good. Can't wait!

Jennie Englund said...

Went all those good places!

Thanks for pointing us in good directions!