Auria was the last nation in Europe to be occupied by the Global Defence Organisation, the same organisation that promised to bring peace when riots spread rapidly across the continent. Now governing all of Old Europe, the GDO’s control over Auria begins to increase and their tactics to dominate the population become more violent; 17-year-old Cassia Fortis decides that she’s had enough of being repressed and chooses to take matters into her own hands.
After having this on my TBR for waaayy too long, I have finally read this book. Why did I wait so long?!?! This book not only has an amazing plot but also a brilliant narrative from such a strong, independent character. Cassia’s persevering attitude and will power are admirable in a time where the GDO rule Auria with violence and fear. This dystopian world is chilling and becomes more so as we discover more about the GDO.
I loved (and hated as obviously the GDO are terrifying and seemed way to real with recent events) the premise of the story. Throughout the book, more details are revealed about the GDO yet it’s still not enough and I’m gasping for more. I was worried for Cassia the entire time (though I didn’t need to be as she’s kick-ass) and was gripped.
As for the other characters, Kholer is an absolute knob (that is my polite word 😀 ). He was so easy to dislike and he’s just disgusting and arghhhh – I hate him so much! On the other hand, I love Luca so much, he’s amazing. However, despite his circumstances, I found Jake really hard to like because of his explosive nature.
After all the action and hostility, I was so glad of the good ending but I now can’t wait to see what happens to Cassia and co in the sequel, Resistance.
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