Sometimes you have to lose everything to find what you’ve really been looking for.
Katherine Zova spends her days patching up soldiers in the Alliance’s army while praying for time to heal the wounds on her own broken heart. Crushing loss numbs her waking hours and nightmares threaten her sanity when she closes her eyes. All she wants is to be free, but instead she’s forced to trade one cage for another.
Reynan Caverly wears his uniform only out of loyalty to his father, who in his quest to build a new America has little time to spend with his only son. Indifferent to his sensational Las Vegas lifestyle, all he wants is to feel a connection with someone. A seemingly impossible request—until the day he finds a girl with haunting eyes in a group of captured Alliance soldiers.
Some wounds cut too deep to deal with alone. Sometimes only love can heal. But in a country torn apart by civil war, nothing comes without a price. And for Kat and Reynan, falling in love may cost more than they’re willing to pay.
Sometimes you read a book that grabs you by the neck and barely lets go the entire time you read it; your heart is in your throat and you just have to do whatever it takes to finish reading this book, though you’re afraid of ending up with your own heart breaking for the characters in which you’ve become so invested. Finding North is one of those books. You keep thinking you’ve figured things out and BAM! you’re smacked in the face by a clever twist or intriguing incident. Furthermore, Gottlieb manages to write a dystopian that doesn’t feel the need to remind you every 5 minutes that you’re reading dystopian fiction. You feel so immersed in the setting from her lush descriptions, which never become tedious.
And let’s just talk about our two main characters for a second. Kathering Zova is not your typical broken down female needing a male to save her, in fact she’s stronger than many heroines while still needing reassurance and companionship in the wake of tragedy. Enter Reynan Caverly an unexpectedly pleasant surprise in a war-torn world full of difficult choices and hellish circumstances. He too has his share of tragedy to deal with, so they complement each other nicely. And though he constantly feels this odd sense of protectiveness, Reynan never becomes overly jerk-wad-ish. Mostly.
It’s been quite some time since I’ve read a fresh voice in ya fiction that wasn’t paranormal, and this was just the treat I needed after an epic book hangover (more on that in a later post.) For now, I’ve got to say I highly recommend Finding North at a well deserved 5 stars!
About the Author:
Growing up, Allyson was always the girl with a big imagination and even bigger dreams. A California girl by birth, she currently lives in Boston while attending Emerson College. She has a slight addiction to Starbucks, eyeliner, and chocolate—and, of course, books.
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