Story: In a distant future, Olive Mensing is raised in the solitude of the forest by her parents, away from Society. For a time, she is happy and content, trusting in everything her parents tell her, and thinking she has the rest of her life ahead of her. But not long after her father?s mysterious death, Olive and her mother are torn from their home and thrown into the very place Olive was raised to fear. There she will discover the brutal truths her parents had tried to keep from her – a Society divided by two classes (Shymers and Futures) based on how many days people have to live, and a government that locks people away for rebellious behaviors. Although everything seems backwards and hopeless in this new world, Olive makes a new friend and develops her first crush on a handsome boy. But even then, things aren?t as easy as they should be. She finds herself in a whirlwind of hatred, sadness and lies that spins out of control, forcing her to choose between what her heart wants and what she knows is right.
Our Rating: 5 out of 5 death defying stars
Review: Amazing!!! Jen does it again, bringing us another story we could not put down from the minute we started to read it. It’s scary to think of living in a world that separates it’s people by the ones who know when they are going to die (the Shymers) and the ones that don’t (the Futures). Please, it’s scary to be a person that knows when there date of death (D.O.D) is. Harrison by far is our favorite character. Our hearts break for him. We just want to rip him right out of the book and safe him. Olive is a strong character that must face a lot of obstacles. There’s something about her strength that we truly enjoyed. When certain secretes are revealed we couldn’t help but feel anger and sadness for Olive. Although, the subject matter in this book could lead you to believe it’s all full of gloom and doom, it is not. There are many precious moments with Olive and her friends. It’s also cute to see how both Olive and Harrison discover things that are part of our everyday life (like a phone) with childlike wonder. The booming romance between Olive and Harrison will surely make your heart melt, and make you fall head over heels in love with Harrison. This is beautiful story that will keep you on the edge of your seat and also maybe shed a couple of tears. We can’t wait for the next installment. Trust us when we say if you are into dystopia or not this is a must read.
So get yourself ready for an amazing story and read Shymers
**We received this book for free by the author. We were not bribed or paid in any way for this review. **