Author: Marie Lu
From Amazon.com, What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths--until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
This book is full of action and suspense. It reminds you of The Hunger Games because the country fell apart and divided. Day has to elude the authorities of the Republic and figure out how to help his family without letting his mother know he is still alive. June, the little sister of Captain Metias has to hunt down Day for the murder of Metias. These teens cross paths and realize what has happened. Unexpected twist and turns on every page. Action in every chapter, this book is definitely a book I would recommend to a reader that loves action and a thriller.