LOVE LOVE LOVE! I think that’s the only way i can respond to this book. This debut YA Dystopian Novel met my expectations and then some!

Seriously guys, this book had everything I love. Romance, Action, Star-cross aspect, strong heroine, strong hero with a good sense on morale on his shoulders.

The story starts out with Lexi trying to kill her self, only to be captured and branded by the blue color and thrown into the hole. Unfortunately, blue branded people are also the people with least amount of lifespan. Because they are labelled for the sin of Lust.

Good thing that Lexi gets assigned a guard, our hero Cole, who’s dutiful and will do anything to keep his assignment alive. I really enjoyed the dynamics between the two characters. The slow development of their feelings was a huge hit. But what set me to LOVE this story even more is the ending!

I’m a complete sucker for action and this book had plenty of that! The descriptions were great and the ending answers ALL of our questions. It is definitely not a cliff-hanger. *hugs Abby and Missy* However, it opens a great door for the next installment.

Overall, this book is a 5-dazzling-stars for my book hangover brain and heart.


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Now that I’m done rambling, here’s the blurb, written by the fingers of the authors.

Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.

Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.

The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.