by Katherine Barger
While her classmates prepare for elite careers across America, Nyssa Ardelone trains for her secret job as the president’s dream interpreter. But when her mentor lies to the president about the prophecy in his latest dream, Nyssa must figure out why before the lie unravels. What she learns could destroy her own future. Fearful of a rumored rebellion, the president has launched a gas attack on Nyssa’s hometown, and her mentor lied about the dream to protect the survivors from more harm. When Nyssa learns her parents were injured in the attack, she flees with a stranger sent to steal the antidote—a stranger who claims to know her. Together, they race to deliver the cure as well as an interpretation of another prophetic dream only Nyssa can provide. But a devastating loss dulls her caution, and she learns too late that not everyone is trustworthy. To survive the president’s deadly pursuit, Nyssa must break every rule she’s ever followed, learning along the way that faith is the only thing that can save her
This book was not what I was expecting! This is one that I’ve had on my shelf for several months, and actually almost forgot about it…and then I saw it and remembered that I had promised to read and review it.
This book was a pleasant surprise…it’s not really one of my preferred genres, so I wasn’t sure how much I’d like it…but I’m here to tell you—I was hooked! From the first chapter to the last—I read the entire book in a day!
This is a futuristic story, and it’s loosely based on the story of Daniel… children taken to a strange land, exiled, far away from home… Nyssa knows no other world besides the one she’s in, and she’s always believed herself an orphan. Then she discovers that she has family alive in a far off land, and that much of what she believes is not even true. So she begins the long journey to an unknown place, her main goal being to save her family.
Captivating, action packed, and some surprising events. Parts of it I did have figured out ahead, but then other things were revealed that completely surprised me.
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