The Woodlands by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
Rating: 5 bookmarks
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18283771-the-woodlands
Goodreads Summary: When being unique puts you in danger and speaking your mind can be punishable by death, you might find yourself fighting to survive. Sixteen-year-old Rosa lives in one of the eight enclosed cities of The Woodlands. Where the lone survivors of a devastating race war have settled in the Russian wilderness because it’s the only scrap of land left habitable on the planet. In these circular cities, everyone must abide by the law or face harsh punishment. Rosa’s inability to conform and obey the rules brands her a leper and no one wants to be within two feet of her, until she meets Joseph. He’s blonde, fair-skinned, green-eyed, and the laid-back complete opposite of Rosa. She’s never met anyone quite like him, and she knows that spells danger. But differences weren’t always a bad thing. People used to think being unique was one of the most treasured of traits to have. Now, the Superiors, who ruthlessly control the concrete cities with an iron fist, are obsessed with creating a ‘raceless’ race. They are convinced this is the only way to avoid another war. Any anomalies must be destroyed. The Superiors are unstoppable and can do anything they want. After all, they are considered superheroes by the general public. But not everyone sees them this way. When they continue to abuse their power by collecting young girls for use in their secret, high-tech breeding program, they have no idea that one of those girls has somehow managed to make friends even she didn’t know she had. And one man will stop at nothing to save her.
I absolutely loved this book! I don’t even know how to describe it because this is definitely one of my favorite books ever! It was amazingly written and I had to stop myself from reading just to get things done. Basically, you should read this book! I finished it today and I’m already going to start the sequel tonight! The rest is a spoiler so if you haven’t read the book already, you probably want to stop here!
I got up to do something right after reading the chapter where you think Joseph is dead and the whole time I was up, I was thinking about reading again and I kept thinking ‘he can’t be dead, he can’t be dead…!’ It drove me crazy until I could sit down to read again!