This book is the second in the Birthmarked series and it was just as gripping as the first. Gaia’s escape from The Enclave put my heart in my throat and from the very first page you are right back in her world and hoping that she and Maya make it to safety. Once again, Caragh M. O’Brien weaves a tale that takes you to a new world while making you think about the world we live in right now. There is so much about Sylum that is good, but Gaia is challenged by certain aspects of the society that seem far too extreme to her way of thinking. The journey she takes from acquiescing to their rules to speaking her mind is a joy to read. I loved the way the story examines what it means to have freedom and whether certain sacrifices a society makes in order to preserve itself are worth it in the end. This amazing series would make an excellent book club choice. Not only is the story excellent, the discussion topics that could come from it are almost endless. I will definitely put this series on my top ten favorites of all time. I gave this book 5 stars.
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My review of Birthmarked.
I received this book as a galley from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.