BIRTHMARKED by Caragh O’brien

In the future, in a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the wall and those, like sixteen-year-old midwife, Gaia Stone, who live outside. Gaia has always believed it is her duty, with her mother, to hand over a small quota of babies to the Enclave. But when Gaia’s mother and father are arrested by the very people they so dutifully serve, Gaia is forced to question everything she has been taught to believe. Gaia’s choice is now simple: enter the world of the Enclave to rescue her parents, or die trying.




The only stand out for me was the violence in this book.




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Comments: I have so much to say in regards to this book, but that kind of monologuing is not my purpose here. So… though I really loved this book as is, I feel like this book as a series starter was not well thought out. I wanted so badly to like Gaia enough to continue on. So badly! And I did admire her bravery at times but mostly her bravery was really stupidity. I have no interest in reading the next book because this one has an end and I don't feel like there was enough forethought to warrant more.

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