Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Testing Independent Study

The Testing: Independent Study
Joelle Chambonneau

Summary: In the series debut The Testing, sixteen-year-old Cia Vale was chosen by the United Commonwealth government as one of the best and brightest graduates of all the colonies . . . a promising leader in the effort to revitalize postwar civilization. In Independent Study, Cia is a freshman at the University in Tosu City with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas—and though the government has tried to erase her memory of the brutal horrors of The Testing, Cia remembers. Her attempts to expose the ugly truth behind the government’s murderous programs put her—and her loved ones—in a world of danger. But the future of the Commonwealth depends on her. (via Goodreads)

How do I describe my feelings for this book? The first book is this series was the first book I ever saw get promoted; Get ads, see multiple reviews for at once, etc. yet it’s not different then the other 65784396579 dystopian series out there. The story is there. The concept is not that original yet still interesting. But the part that I feel is missing is the humor. I love a book that is super funny and this book and this book has a joke every 100 pages (more or less).

Cia: surviving, Tomas, the testing Cia was one part of the book I really liked. She has a love interest (that sucks fyi) but she is still very independent, smart, headstrong, and stubborn. An aspect of her character that bugged me is that she had a massive amount of knowledge she learned in Five Lakes that she used frequently. At times this was fine but at others it just seemed like a quick way to solve problems without a back-story or explanation.


2 stars

 if you really want a dystopian book to read pick it up but Even then there’s better books.

1 comment:

  1. Aww...I'm so sorry you didn't like this one as much as you hoped you would Aby! I completely understand where you're coming from though...the entire series just doesn't have that originality or that spunk that it needs. Anyways, thanks so much for sharing, and as always, brilliant review! :D

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf


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