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Guest Review: Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Why I chose this book:
 Even though the Dystopian craze is dying down, I am still drawn to those stories that sound unique, and do not utilize the same five or six variations of the same popular plots. From the summary this book gave the impression that it would have an unconventional spin on what would happen when one group of people is separated from another, but only by a wall. I found it interesting that the sixteen-year-old lead character is a midwife. This was essentially what hooked me into choosing it. I also have liked almost every book I have read from this imrpint, Square Fish (also known as Feiwel and Friends), which includes the Syrena Legacy Series and The Lunar Chronicles. I actually almost chose this book the first time I participated in Amanda’s Free Books and Cool Opportunities for You, but ended up choosing another because I was in a Fantasy mood rather than a Dystopian one.


Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'brien
Publisher: Square Fish
Release Date: October 11, 2011
Genre: Dystopia, Young Adult
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis:
IN THE ENCLAVE, YOUR SCARS SET YOU APART, and the newly born will change the future.

In the future, in a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the walled Enclave and those, like sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone, who live outside. Following in her mother's footsteps Gaia has become a midwife, delivering babies in the world outside the wall and handing a quota over to be "advanced" into the privileged society of the Enclave. Gaia has always believed this is her duty, until the night her mother and father are arrested by the very people they so loyally serve. Now Gaia is forced to question everything she has been taught, but her choice is simple: enter the world of the Enclave to rescue her parents, or die trying. A stunning adventure brought to life by a memorable heroine, this dystopian debut will have readers racing all the way to the dramatic finish. (Goodreads)

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