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Dark Days
Dark Days | Kate Ormand
1 post | 5 read | 2 to read
The future world has been divided into sectorseach the same as the other. Surrounded by thick steel fences, there is no way in and no way out. Yet a cyborg army penetrates each sector, picking off its citizens one by one, until no one is left. Behind the sectors thick walls, the citizens wait to die. Few will be chosen to survive whats coming; the rest will be left behind to suffer. A new world has been created and its rulers are incredibly selective on who will become a citizen. They want only those with important roles in society to help create a more perfect future. Sixteen-year-old Sia lives in one of the sectors as part of a family that is far too ordinary to be picked to live. According to the digital clock that towers high above her sector, she has only fifteen days to live. Sias seen the reports and knows a horrific death is in store for her, but she is determined to make the most of her final days. Sia refuses to mourn her short life, instead promising herself that shell stay strong, despite being suffocated by her depressed mother and her frightened best friend. Just when Sia feels more alone than ever, she meets Mace, a mysterious boy. There is something that draws Sia to him, despite his dangerousness, and together, they join a group of rebels and embark on an epic journey to destroy the new world and its machines, and to put an end to the slaughter of innocent people. Aimed at 13- to 17-year-old readers, both boys and girls, Dark Days has subtle themes of environmentalism, government corruption, and teamwork. In the similar vein of The Hunger Games series, the gravity of Sia's situation with only fifteen days to live, will help bring some common teenage issuesfriendship, self-esteem, budding romanceto the forefront. Sia is a strong female character who becomes a true leader, a good roll model for teenagers.
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Elisa
Dark Days | Kate Ormand
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So frustrating.
This sounded like it could be right up to my dystopia-loving alley: intriguing, dark plot summary; artfully ominous cover; female MC; “fight the establishment” vibes.
Instead, I got insta-love, an MC who keeps putting herself in situations where she needs to be rescued AGAIN AND AGAIN, lets herself be pawed by whomever is rescuing her at the time, then magically turns into Buffy Summers before the end. 🤦🏻‍♀️