Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Divided by Ryan Hunter

Remember that author interview I did with Ryan Hunter? Well, her new book, The Divided, is being released today. The tagline, I think, is pretty awesome:

What would you do if you had the power to teach freedom, but such actions could start a war?


This is the sequel to inDIVISBLE. If you haven't read that yet, start with the interview I hyperlinked above to learn more. Honestly, I haven't read The Divided yet--I have it, I just haven't been able to fit it in yet. But I did review inDIVISIBLE about a year ago:

This is one of the better dystopians I've read. Ryan Hunter has dreamed up an amazing future where technology is heavily used to control and manipulate their public, but technology was not ready for teenager Brynn Aberdie who's world crumbles around here after her father is shot and she starts learning the secrets that the One United government fought to keep hidden. With her friend, known as T, their only hope to stopping the government is to find and align themselves with the Freemen after she is armed with knowledge that could be used against One United. What ensues is a wild adventure. You'll find yourself cheering for Brynn and T, especially as romantic feelings for each other begin to surface.

Ryan Hunter does a great job of inventing technologies that take this beyond what George Orwell could imagine when he wrote 1984. There is tension throughout the book, beginning from the first page and only allowing small chances to catch your breath until you reach a satisfying ending. If you are looking for the next great dystopian then look no further, you've found it in inDIVISIBLE.
I'm looking forward to picking this up sometime soon. You can also add it to your Goodread shelves by clicking here.