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FREE PDF Ò BOOK Birthmarked Ì FEEDMARKFORMULATE ↠ ➽ [Reading] ➿ Birthmarked By Caragh M. O'Brien ➲ – In the future in a world baked dry by the harsh sun there are those who live inside the walled Enclave and those like sixteen year old Gaia Stone who live outside FolloD father are arrested by the very people they so loyally serve Now Gaia is forced to uestion everything she has been taught but her choice is simple enter the world of the Enclave to rescue her parents or die tryi This book and I got on a plane together and if it hadn’t been for the fact that we were both trapped in a small space with little else to do we might have parted ways early on I didn’t step smoothly into the first few chapters of Birthmarked My reading experience sort of tripped stumbled almost face planted At first the writing seemed uite dense and strangely formal? I had some difficulty getting my head into the world – possibly due to some pre conceived ideas I had about the book which turned out to be pretty far off the mark Then I picked myself up dusted myself off and eventually I found myself breaking into a page turning sprint okay maybe of a jog to be honest And I’m not sure that metaphor really works but you know what I meanTranslated this basically means that the book grew on me and I found it got stronger the further I read I wasn’t completely sure for the first third or so but I did end up enjoying this book particularly once the action shifted locations view spoilerfrom outside the wall to within the Enclave hide spoiler

Caragh M. O'Brien Ô Birthmarked EPUB

In the future in a world baked dry by the harsh sun there are those who live inside the walled Enclave and those like sixteen year old Gaia Stone who live outside Following in her mother's footsteps Gaia has becom the fact that i can't think of a single thing to say about this book should be review enough right? and yet that could be misconstrued as one of those if you don't have anything nice to say remarks and that's not it it was a good read i am just having difficulty saying anything interesting tonighti will just sit here and hope the votes pour in without any effort on my partyes??no??okay i will give it a go yes yes it is another YA dystopia half of you have officially tuned out and the idea has potential but it is another construct that collapses if you start to scrutinize it if you play the this is the way it is and just shut up and read it game it is a fine story i have lost half of the remaining halfand it won a rhode island teen book award which is extremely prestigious shhhh them's my people i am just grasping at straws i don't know man it isn't terrible but if you have other things to read i would read those things first some dude let me borrow this and even though he hasn't read it and i shouldn't feel guilty i do thanks for the candy thoughand i am still interested in reading the continuation like i said it has potential and there are at least two major uestions left unanswered and i have curiositiesi think i am probably just not in the review writing mood but a lot of it is how little impression this book left upon me so we are both to blamefincome to my blog

TEXT ↠ Birthmarked Ô Caragh M. O'Brien

BirthmarkedE a midwife delivering babies in the world outside the wall and handing a uota over to be advanced into the privileged society of the Enclave Gaia has always believed this is her duty until the night her mother an An ARC of Birthmarked was gifted to me by my friend so I feel kind of bad for giving this book such a low rating but at the same time I don't want to sugar coat it either The thing is Birthmarked is not one of those horrid books that I despise for awful writing or atrocious characters Ever and Hush Hush come to mind It is not bad but it is simply boring and unremarkable To be honest only a marginally interesting premise kept me skimming last 200 pages of the book instead of giving up on it completelyGaia Stone is a 16 year old midwife in training in a small village near a walled city called Enclave At the beginning of the book Gaia assists in birthing a baby and an hour later advances it meaning she takes the baby from its mother and gives it over to the Enclave guards to be raised inside the city walls Even though the mother of the child is in tears Gaia advances the baby without any hesitation this is a part of her job and she knows it's a right thing to do When later that night Gaia reaches her home she is told that her parents were arrested and are now imprisoned within the city The girl doesn't understand why it happened the only clue to their possible discretion is a hair ribbon covered in mysterious symbols that Gaia'a parents left behind What follows is Gaia's uest to find her parents and uncover the importance of the ribbonI think the first major mistake the publisher of Birthmarked makes is that it markets it as a cross between The Handmaid's Tale and The Hunger Games which happen to be two of my favorites Trust me it not even close to either of these books It lacks the depth and emotional impact of the first and non stop action and hot teenage romance of the second Even both the characters and the dystopian world are not sufficiently developed Gaia is a very flat heroine Her main characteristics are a huge burn scar on her face the emotional implications are explored only superficially her ability to get various people to help her by simply asking even prison guards are always willing to answer her uestions and demands imagine that and naivete akin to that of a 10 year old How this girl ends up getting a mature guy by the end of the story is a mystery to me The world of Enclave misses the mark too I recognized many aspects borrowed from The Handmaid's Tale the colored uniforms based on the professional occupation the titles Masister genetic and ecological problems etc but even that is not enough to create a convincing dystopian reality For a regime that is supposedly totalitarian and oppressive the Enclave comes off as rather nonthreatening and laxAll this combined with the general slowness of the story uninteresting characters lack of convincing action conflict or romance and absence of any kind of emotional impact that dystopias are known and lauded for make Birthmarked a pretty mediocre read I might be in minority in my assessment of this book as there are many 5 star reviews of it but I am uite positive that even though some fans of sci fidystopian YA might enjoy this novel it is definitely not the next big thing PS Almost forgot the book has an ending but it is extremely open for a seuel