Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Age Recommended: 14 and up
This book was well-written but haunting. I would definitely recommend this to people who enjoy reading fantasy novels because the story was unique from the cliche plots of many other books of this genre. All in all, my expectations were high for this book, and it did not disappoint.
Luke has just been pulled out of school to start his ten years of government service. He’s pleased that at least his family will be together while working, but he’s torn away from that fantasy and pushed into a harsh reality when he is taken away from his parents and siblings and sent to another place.
Luke’s family goes on to work at the house of one of the most prestigious bloodlines, who are known for their special abilities, while Luke is made to work in a hard labor camp. He is allowed no contact with the rest of his family and ultimately joins a rebel force that helps him survive in the labor camp.
However, he finds out that the rebel force that offered him an escape is working against the very people his family is serving. Moreover, his sisters seem to be enchanted by this family and acting against the family might put them at risk as well.
Will he choose his family or his future?
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