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.So I’ve decided to try a little experiment with the review of Birthmarked. Every so often, a couple of friends and I get together on Skype to chat, and occasionally to discuss books that we’ve all read. This time, we decided to record it. Thus we have an extremely amateur podcast (we even forgot to introduce ourselves D:), in which Ollie, of Olivia’s Secret Reading Room, Robin Connelly, and I (Cyna), discuss our thoughts on Birthmarked, in lieu of a written review.
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.
Hope you guys enjoy! We’re thinking about making this a regular thing, so please feel free to let loose with any thoughts/suggestions 🙂