Lisa M Stasse
Release Date: August 6, 2013
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Source: ARC from the publisher
In this dystopian sequel to The Forsaken, Alenna has survived the brutality of life on the wheel—and now she’s going back for more.Alenna escaped. It was expected that she would die on the wheel, the island where would-be criminals are sent as directed by the UNA—the totalitarian supercountry that was once the United States, Mexico, and Canada. But Alenna and her boyfriend, Liam, made it to safety. Except safety, they will soon learn, is relative.
In order to bring down the UNA, they must first gain control of the wheel. If the mission succeeds, the wheel will become a base of revolution. But between betrayals, a new Monk leading a more organized army of Drones, and the discovery of a previously unknown contingent, Alenna, Liam, and their allies might be in over their heads. One thing Alenna knows for sure: There will be a reckoning. And not everyone she loves will make it out alive.
I loved The Forsaken so hard and I was really worried that Lisa would not be able to keep up the momentum in The Uprising. Holy crap was I wrong!!!!!! I loved this sequel so much! There was even more action in this one! More than in the first if that’s at all possible. And more Liam which made me a happy girl. Also there were some crazy WTF moments that had me scratching my head; like seriously scratching and, some betrayals that made my heart hurt!
Ooh and we get to meet some new characters some who are pretty awesome and some who are seriously shady. I seriously can’t wait for the third book in this series because the ending was awesome! It wasn’t a cliffie but I need more!!!!!
I chose a scene between Alenna and Liam of course to share with you!
I adjust myself in the dress, trying to get comfortable. It feels too tight in the wrong places. “I look terrible,” I mutter. I push back my hair, trying to flatten it. Shampoo is limited here, like so many other things. “I’m a mess.”
Liam gently takes my elbow and steers me over to a small circular mirror hanging on one of the rock walls. “Look,” he says softly.
I gaze into the mirror and lower my hands.
The girl staring back at me doesn’t look like one I’ve known very much. Not in the UNA, and definitely not on the wheel. The girl in the mirror has surprisingly decent hair, and is wearing a knee-length, flowing blue dress with a beaded neckline. The girl almost looks glamorous. Almost.
“Okay, I’m officially embarrassed,” I mumble, glancing away.
Liam pulls me toward him. “Don’t be. You look fantastic.”
“You better not expect me to always look this good,” I tell him. “Iyt’s not like I’m Meira or something.” I can’t help but think of her right now. Meira was the only girl in our village on the wheel who always looked good—with spotless clothes, perfect skin, and sleek blonde hair.
“You’re way better looking than Meira.” Liam gazes into my eyes. “To me you always look great.”