This week I'm featuring Apprentice (Collective Underground #1) by Kristen Young, an exciting and thought-provoking YA dystopia.
Apprentice Flick remembers everything, except the first five years of her life. And for as long as she can remember, Flick has wanted to enter the Elite Academy - home to the best, brightest, and most loyal members of the Love Collective government.
Flick's uncanny memory might get her there, too … even if it is the very thing that marks her as a freak. But frightening hallucinations start intruding into her days and threaten to bring down all she has worked so hard to accomplish. Why is she being hijacked by a stranger's nightmare over and over again?
Moving to the Elite Academy could give Flick the future she's always wanted. But her search for truth may lead to a danger she cannot escape.
Some things should never be forgotten - at least, that's what they tell me. I can't forget anything. Not what I had for breakfast last week (regulation protein cereal). Not the Collective News broadcast from last month (Supreme Lover Midgate wanted to wish us all "a very happy Triumph of Love season".) Not even my first Hater Recognition Sign (Haters can't love. Period).
Usually I can block most of it out, but sometimes it bubbles over, and I end up getting in trouble. Like when I recite my Dorm Leader's exact words back to them. Or worse: when I recite what they said four years ago.
Flashes of light fill my vision, like ripples of lightning across the surface of water. Dark clouds roll across a moonlit landscape. My skull throbs in pain.
What have you been reading lately?