The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
1 August 2013 Templar
I was very excited to read The Testing (thank you so much Templar) as it is marketed as a MUST for Hunger Games fans - a statement that proved to be true. It is a brilliant dystopian YA thriller. Action, adventure, romance - everything is packed into these unputdownable pages!
I was sorry to finish The Testing - its definitely a re-readable book and one of my best books of 2013.
Cia Vale is graduating. More than anything she wants to be chosen for The Testing and win a place at university, like her father, so she can help rebuild the war ravaged world. So when it transpires se has been; through tears and goodbyes, her father tells her the snatches he remembers of his time at The Testing and the nightmares that followed. It's not a lot, but it's all he can do for Cia now and his revelations leave her chilled to the bone.
As she begins The Testing, it soon becomes apparent that a candidate either makes it through or they never make it out alive. The Government must have the strongest, most intelligent practical leaders to re-build the planet. It is an honour to be chosen from your Colony to take part. The process is not optional. Can Cia and her friends survive The Testing?
I could not put this book down, it engaged me on all levels and I felt huge disappointment when I did reach the end - what happens now??? I really can't wait for more. You will adore it.
So, candidates, prepare yourself for The Testing...its coming for YOU 1 August 2013. Remember, attendance is not optional.