Monday, July 29, 2013

The Uprising by Lisa M. Stasse

The Uprising (The Forsaken, #2)

The Uprising is the second book in Lisa M. Stasse's Forsaken series.  In this book we find our two main characters Liam and Alenna getting accustomed to life at Destiny Station.  The world the two characters live in has come up with the idea that some people are bad by nature.  At 16 you are tested to figure out if you are a bad seed, if it is deemed that you cannot be a good member of society you are sent to The Wheel, a remote prison for teenagers.  Liam and Alenna have escaped the wheel, only to find out that they are not bad seeds, but that they cannot be controlled by the mind altering drugs pumped out by their society.  They have escaped The Wheel and have landed on rebel ground at Destiny Station, where their parents and other scientists are trying their hardest to create a rebellion.

Destiny Station is attacked in the beginning of the novel, which makes everyone who survives leave Australia (location of Destiny).  They need to reach a top secret rebel base on the coast of Antarctica.  Once at the new base, rebellion sparks, and it is time to take on the UNA once and for all.  This novel is filled with action, crazy double-crossing, and then things do get a little "Lord of the Flies."  With some new characters and the reintroduction of old characters, this book does not disappoint.  I gave the book 3.5/5 stars, because I'm not always a big Alenna person.  She can get annoying and bring down the book sometimes.

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