Thursday, March 3, 2011

Review: XVI by Julia Karr

Title: XVI
Series: unknown
Author: Julia Karr
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia
Buy it from Amazon: XVI

Synopsis from Goodreads
Nina Oberon's life is pretty normal: she hangs out with her best friend, Sandy, and their crew, goes to school, plays with her little sister, Dee. But Nina is 15. And like all girls she'll receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday. XVI. Those three letters will be branded on her wrist, announcing to all the world—even the most predatory of men—that she is ready for sex. Considered easy prey by some, portrayed by the Media as sluts who ask for attacks, becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear. That is, until right before her birthday, when Nina's mom is brutally attacked. With her dying breaths, she reveals to Nina a shocking truth about her past—one that destroys everything Nina thought she knew. Now, alone but for her sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer.

My Thoughts:

I'm going to keep this short and sweet like I usually do. I liked this BUT I felt the writing could have been better. I'm no pro myself, but I really felt like I could have connected more with the characters. The story is from Nina's point of view, but you don't really get to feel what she's feeling.  I also felt like it ended abruptly. I don't know if there's going to be a sequel, but I'm really disappointed that we don't get to kind out if Nina meets her father, and what happens with the info that she spent all of the book looking for. If there does end up being a sequel, I'll more than likely read it.

My Rating

I won this book giveaway from Logan E. Turner

This counts as book 7 towards:


  1. I'm so lazy. I STILL haven't read this book! I think there is a sequel, possibly even a trilogy.

  2. @Cozy in Texas: You're welcome! I'm from Fort Worth and I'm getting home sick!

    @Logan: I liked it! You should definitely read it. And I hope there's a sequel because I really wanna know what happens next!



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