The truth will test you...For fans of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games: high fantasy and dystopia meet in this high-stakes tale of a civilization built on lies and the girl who single-handedly brings it down.
When Eva’s twin brother, Eamon, falls to his death just a few months before he is due to participate in The Testing, no one expects Eva to take his place. She’s a Maiden, slated for embroidery classes, curtseys, and soon a prestigious marriage befitting the daughter of an Aerie ruler. But Eva insists on honoring her brother by becoming a Testor. After all, she wouldn’t be the first Maiden to Test, just the first in 150 years.
Eva knows the Testing is no dance class. Gallant Testors train for their entire lives to search icy wastelands for Relics: artifacts of the corrupt civilization that existed before The Healing drowned the world. Out in the Boundary Lands, Eva must rely on every moment of the lightning-quick training she received from Lukas—her servant, a Boundary native, and her closest friend now that Eamon is gone.
But there are threats in The Testing beyond what Lukas could have prepared her for. And no one could have imagined the danger Eva unleashes when she discovers a Relic that shakes the Aerie to its core.
FANTASTIC!!! I have been waiting for a story like this to come along. It is not the typical YA novel of the day. A very refreshing and unique storyline. I absolutely love the inquisitive, determined & brave personality of the main character. The way she describes her surroundings and trials makes the story just pop right off the page. I don't want to say too much or give things away. I think you should have the delight of discovering this wonderful world for yourself. Just let me say, I can't wait to see how the author will continue this eye opening quest in the future. I'd love to read more along this storyline and follow this young lady on her adventures. Highly recommended book, Happy Reading!
Reviewer Rating: 5 STARS!!!
Reviewed by~MecheleThank you to the publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program in exchange for a honest review!