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Monday, November 28, 2011

Review: Truth

Synopsis: Nina Oberon’s life has changed enormously in the last few months. When her mother was killed, Nina discovered the truth about her father, the leader of the Resistance. And now she sports the same Governing Council–ordered tattoo of XVI on her wrist that all sixteen-year-old girls have. The one that announces to the world that she is easy prey to predators. But Nina won’t be anyone’s stereotype. And when she joins an organization of girls working within the Resistance, she knows that they can put an end to one of the most terrifying secret programs the GC has ever conceived. Because the truth always comes out...and the consequences can be deadly.

My Review:Truth pretty much picks up where XVI left off.  If Nina had a tough time before, Truth turned out to be just a total shit storm.  Sooo much happens and it is sooo hard to not give away spoilers.  Forgive me if this review turns out to be super vague.

After certain spoilery stuff happens *cough*Nina and Dee go to live with Wei and her family.  Meanwhile Nina's starting to have doubts about her relationship with Sal.  She loves him, but he keeps doing and saying things that Nina has a hard time forgiving.  Sal just wants to protect her, but Nina feels stifled and feels as though Sal thinks that she is incapable of contributing to the resistance. Then there's the fact that Sal is almost always gone on NonCon work.  Nina can't help but compare their relationship to that of her parents, where her mother ended up alone.  After a particularly bad fight, Sal stops communicating with her.  She calls and apologizes and yet still no answer. 

In the meantime Wei's brother, Chris, is making his own feelings known.  I think this is the first time that I didn't mind a little bit of a love triangle.  And truthfully, I liked Chris a lot more.  He believes in Nina and shows his support.  He's there for Nina when she just needs to talk to someone, and is an amazing guy for Dee.  He was really sweet and I just loved his character.  I honestly don't remember much of him in the first book, but he far outshines Sal in my opinion. 

Nina is confused of course.  She thinks she loves Sal, but at the same time she can't deny her feelings for Chris.  During all of this emotional turmoil, Nina is welcomed into a secret group of the Resistance made up of women.  Most of the Resistance has the same views as Sal, wanting to keep women out of danger and behind the scenes, but these women (or rather girls) are putting themselves on the line to make a difference.  Nina wants to help Joan get off the streets and find a place for her to start rehabilitation.  This becomes the Sisterhoods own small mission. 

Through it all, Nina is going through her own family troubles and is just trying to do right by her sister.  The ending was a total whirlwind of events.  The thing I love about these books is that so much happens in such a short amount of time.  Nina is successful in rescuing  Joan and also exposes a slimeball of a guy to the entire world.  It was pretty epic to say the least.  In the end she is reunited with her dad, but things are far from perfect in the world.  The GC is still running strong and they still need to fight against their regime of terror. 

I can't wait for the next one.  I really really really hope that Nina ends  up with Chris.  Don't get me wrong.  I still like Sal and think he's a good guy, but he just doesn't cut it.  He wont' be there for Nina when she needs him most and Chris will.  I have a feeling I am not going to get my wish, but hey, I can hope. 

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