The Forsaken

The Forsaken Review

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.

Title:The Forsaken
Edition Language:English

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    The Forsaken Reviews

  • Itzel

    My reaction to reading the summary of this book. My reaction to finishing this novel.First and foremost, Alenna needs to set her priorities straight. One moment, she's saying that she won't fall in l...

  • Emily May

    Well, what can I say about The Forsaken? Very little that I haven't already said about almost every other dystopian book I've read in the last couple of years. I'll say yet again what I nearly always...

  • Crini

    Most awesome dust cover EVER!...

  • Ellyce

    The Forsaken is a book that I was really looking forward to, as it had a gorgeous cover and an equally intriguing premise. With the dystopian genre as the new à la mode, it's difficult to find a seri...

  • Raeleen Lemay

    This book was awesome, but I just had to dock a star for that TERRIBLE romance. Like seriously, not every YA dystopian book needs a cheesy romance, I really wish authors could get that into their head...

  • Nafiza

    I don’t often read Dystopocalyptic novels willingly but when Lisa approached me for a review and I read the synopsis, I found myself intrigued. I am glad I took a chance because as it turns out, The...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    I really really really enjoyed this book. Video review coming soon. ;) ...

  • TheBookSmugglers

    Originally reviewed on The Book SmugglersIt is the future, and the world is a very different place. Because of the crumbling economy and political tensions, the United States, Mexico, and Canada have ...

  • Lisbeth Avery {Domus Libri}

    This book had so much lost potential that it's almost sad. The plot promises to be the next Lord of the Flies, it promises hints of The Hunger Games and The Giver. Sadly, it does not live up to huge e...

  • Cassi aka Snow White Haggard

    The Forsaken has a great dystopian idea, a prison island where those who fail a behavior test are sent. That has some of the essential ingredients for a great dystopian : 1. Controlling government 2. ...