The Forsaken (The Forsaken #1), by Lisa M. Stasse
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian, Science-Fiction
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Rating: 3/5 stars
First Line: "At first I think the hammering sound is the noise of waves crashing down on white sand."
Goodreads Summary: "As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.
The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway."
- The beginning was so good, I thought that it would become the next Divergent or Hunger Games. Once Alenna was sent to The Wheel, I began to get so bored and I really didn't like it.
- Alenna began to believe that she was the best and could handle anything. I hate characters like that.
- I didn't like any of the other extra characters. I was upset with the outcome, really.