Series: XVI #1
Author: Julia Karr
Publication date: January 6, 2011
Every girl gets one.
An XVI tattoo on the wrist–sixteen.
Some girls can’t wait to be sixteen, to be legal. Nina is not one of them. Even though she has no choice in the matter, she knows that so long as her life continues as normal, everything will be okay.
Then, with one brutal strike, Nina’s normal is shattered; and she discovers that nothing that she believed about her life is true. But there’s one boy who can help–and he just may hold the key to her past.
But with the line between attraction and danger as thin as a whisper, one thing is for sure…
For Nina, turning sixteen promises to be anything but sweet.
XVI is one of those books that sat on my shelf for over a year, just patiently waiting to be read. And yet again, I kicked myself after I finished with the normal “Why did you wait this long to read this Tara?!?!”
Here are the things I loved about XVI:
- It’s set in Chicago. You KNOW I’m a huge sucker for this, especially when authors build a Chicago world in the future.
- The story revolves around unearthing a government conspiracy. Yes, yes, and YES. I will read any book that has a government conspiracy involved.
- The main character thinks for herself and challenges social norms. She doesn’t conform to what others expect of her once she turns “sex-teen” and fights for what she believes in. Hell yeah for strong woman!
- A cute boy. Surprise But to make it even better, a cute boy with a secret. Dun dun dun….
If you haven’t already figured it out, I immediately went to the library after finishing XVI and picked up Truth. I’m pumped to see where Julia Karr takes Nina’s story and find out more about the world’s history.