2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Michael has read 1 book toward his goal of 50 books.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Novel's Court (8)

Hey Chroniclers! Welcome to today's second post! A lot of books are being released today and I'm so sad I'm in Portugal and can't buy them. At least not until I get back. The Novel's Court is a weekly meme hosted by me where I put a debut novel through a trial to see whether it is Guilty (worth reading) or Not Guilty (not worth reading). In this case, we want them to be Guilty. So, let us begin!

Gated by Amy Christine Parker!

She thought the evil lived outside the walls.

She was wrong.

In the Community, life seems perfect. The members of this isolated suburban development have thrived under Pioneer, the charismatic leader who saved them from their sad, damaged lives.

Lyla Hamilton and her parents moved here following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, looking to escape the evil in the world. Now seventeen, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned:

Pioneer is her leader.
Will is her Intended.
The end of the world is near.

Like Noah before him, Pioneer has been told of the imminent destruction of humanity. He says his chosen must arm themselves and prepare to fight off the unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the compound's underground fortress--the Silo.

Lyla loves her family and friends, but given the choice, she prefers painting to target practice. And lately she'd rather think about a certain boy outside the development than plan for married life in the Silo with Will. But as the end of days draws near, she will have to pick up a gun, take a side, and let everyone know where she stands.

Time for Court!

The Story: It sounds like a good dystopian type novel that ties in with our world. I'm kind of interested in it but something about it just isn't really calling me. Especially knowing there's romance in it. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Do not include the romance plot line in the synopsis! Surprise us with it so that it's too late to return it. 

The Cover: The cover is alright. The girl's blue eye is what really stands out to me but everything else sort of just blends in. I'm also not a fan of the font so... 

The Verdict: Not Guilty! I'm not a fan of the overall book and will just check out the reviews online to see what other people think.

What are your thoughts on the story and cover? Have you read it yet or want to read it? Leave your thoughts down in the comments below!

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