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Review: Birthmarked

Title: Birthmarked
Author: Caragh M. O'Brien
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Release Date: March 30, 2010
Review Date: June 2013
Publisher: Square Fish
Source: Audiobook
Narrator: Carla Mercer-Meyer
Genre: Young Adult, Action-Adventure, Dystopian, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Awards: Georgia Peach Book Award Nom., Cybils Award Nom., Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nom., Beehive Award Nom., Junior Library Guild Selection, TAYSHAS High School Reading List, YALSA Best Fiction for YA, Arkansas Teen Book Award Nom., Amelia Bloomer Book List

SUMMARY: 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.


Loved the story -- sweet and clean, but kind of slow at first. Strong, admirable heroine who must make tough decisions in a cruel society.

Full review to come.


Sexuality: Very Mild (kissing)

Violence: Moderate (intense, disturbing images of death, birth, government violence and rebellion, weapons)


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Brailynne Corr

Brailynne graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Molecular Biology and Microbiology. She is currently in school in Mississippi for Medical Laboratory Technology. Proud nerdfighter, hopeless science geek, aspiring writer, and, of course, AVID READER. Loves Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Contemporary -- and any and all things Young Adult!

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