Friday, January 20

Truth (XVI #2) by Julia Karr

Truth (XVI #2) by Julia Karr
Release Date: January 19, 2012
Publisher: Speak
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 320

Summary: Nina Oberon’s life has changed enormously in the last few months. When her mother was killed, Nina discovered the truth about her father, the leader of the Resistance. And now she sports the same Governing Council–ordered tattoo of XVI on her wrist that all sixteen-year-old girls have. The one that announces to the world that she is easy prey to predators. But Nina won’t be anyone’s stereotype. And when she joins an organization of girls working within the Resistance, she knows that they can put an end to one of the most terrifying secret programs the GC has ever conceived. Because the truth always comes out...and the consequences can be deadly.

My Thoughts: Nina has so much more to deal with in Truth than XVI! Her grandfather has committed a crime (is it really), her grandma is in the hospital, Dee is almost a teenager, her boyfriend Sal is never around, she might have feelings for another guy, and on top of that she still has to deal with the FELS and the never ending problems there.

Nina has quite the hectic life going on. She finally has her tattoo and boys think she is now available and can be taken to their liking.  

Nina is much more stronger in Truth. She's grown into a nice, caring, strong, empowered women who will fight for what she believes in. She can easily stand on her two feet and not let others take advantage or persuade her.  

Nina starts to find out more about how corrupt the government really is. She has to keep her motivation going strong and keep her friends and family safe. She must do the right thing, even if it doesn't always feel right and sometimes seems wrong.

The twists and turns keep me entertained. The ending, gah. I really want another book right now!

Overall: I really enjoyed Truth. It wasn't quite a favorite of mine (no 5 cupcake) but it was definitely up there on the good factor. I really thought Nina grew up and finally had her head on completely straight. She is such an intelligent girl. She understands things can't be sugarcoated and she gets it, meaning life.

I really liked Truth and can't wait until Karr's next book!

Cover: I think I like the cover of this one more than of XVI.  I like the white slants going through her face. These covers are pretty cool!

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Emily said...

I'm so glad you liked it! I've been waiting to get my hands on a copy - I loved XVI. Thanks for your awesome review!

Simply_Megan said...

I thought that XVI was okay, so hopefully this one will be better. Thanks for the review!

Gaby G said...

I loved XVI and I can't wait to buy this one!

Alexa said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. I have the first book on my shelf and now I must try to get to it sooner because a smart girl who is figuring out the hard points in life is my type of character.

Thanks for the great review.

Vivien said...

It's so good to hear you think that Nina grew up some. That's one of the main issues I had with her in the first book.

Alexia561 said...

Great review! So excited about this one, as I really liked XVI!

ansindt said...

I have the first one...I just need to read it=)

Unknown said...

I need to read XVI


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