Recruitment by K.a. Riley
THINGS ARE NOT ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM...
After the bombings, the raids, and the loss of many friends and family, Kress still held onto hope that there was light at the end of the tunnel.
They all did.
At the age of seventeen, the children in their closed in town were collected by the military to train for the war on the front lines.
At least, that was what they were told.
I thoroughly enjoyed the first installment of The Resistance Trilogy. From the start, I was pulled in by Kress' background and the state of the world that she lived in. The futuristic setting was what sealed the deal for me.
When Kress and her friends are hauled off to the training grounds, I found myself engaged with each of the tests and training practices that the characters were put through. Because of the authors smooth ability to describe action scenes while introducing the skillset and personalities of the characters, I was able to visualize every moment without confusion.
She even managed to include a growing romance! Something nice and slow to grow, but with the perfect amount of steadiness that I know like-minded readers would love!
The main character Kress, was my favorite, although she lacked in a lot of the skills that her peers flourished in. Good thing she has that secret of hers to give her the one up!
I will be reading the next book in the series soon!
I recommend this book to science fiction lovers of The Hunger Games & The Divergent series. If you've never read those, then I recommend it to those who read futuristic military dystopian books!