Series: XVI #2
Author: Julia Karr
Publication date: January 19, 2012
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.
Truth is your typical middle book in a series, building off the first book but leaving us hanging for the conclusion. Nina continues to fight with the Resistance, all while battling some major drama with her grandparents, her sister, and Sal.
What I loved most about Truth was the kick-assery of the Sisterhood, a group of girls including Nina that fight alongside the Resistance. I can’t help but love when girls band together and stand up for themselves and their loved ones. I think because the Sisterhood played a bigger role in this book, the physical romance took a backseat and was slightly less intense. The emotional romance, however, went to a whole new level and kept the heat alive.
Like I said in my review of XVI, I immediately went to the library and picked up Truth after finishing XVI. It’s too bad the third book isn’t released yet because I’d be running to the library again to pick it up right now.