Title: The Pledge
Author: Kimberly Derting
Book #: 1st of Trilogy
Publisher: Margaret K. McEdlerry
Publish Date: November 15th 2011
Date Read (Throwback): October 9th 2012
Rating: ★★★★★ / out of 5
Words held meaning, but voices held emotion.
In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she's spent her life trying to hide her secret.
As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country's only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)
I loved this!
There were strong characters, romance (but not exactly insta-love), and spine-tingling action that left me wanting more!
Overall, would recommend :)
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