November 28, 2014 by ceresbooksworld
The Union Synopsis :
After global warming and a second civil war devastated the former United States, two different societies rose from the ashes – the Union, a towering high-tech utopia, hugging the perimeter of the continent, and the devastated, untamed midsection knows as the Ruins.
Seventeen-year-old Evan Taylor has an easy, privileged life in the Union. What she doesn’t have is any idea what to do with the rest of her life. She only knows she wants to do something meaningful, to make a difference in the lives of others.
When she’s kidnapped and taken to the Ruins as a pawn in a dispute involving her boyfriend, Bryce, her ideal world is turned upside down. What she learns while in the Ruins shakes her faith in everything she’s ever know, from Bryce, to her family, and even the Union itself.
Now Evan must choose whether to stay with Cyrus, the sexy, resourceful survivor who believes she’s in the Ruins for a reason, or return to the only life she’s ever known. But when she stumbles upon a dangerous plot that threatens both worlds, her decision could tear her apart.
Evan is lost, she doesn’t know what to in her life, after being beaten, she decides to go with her two friends, Colin and Lisa in a L train to see her father.
Some guys kidnapped her and take her to the ruins, at first she doesn’t think she can survive but in the end, you can live in the ruins and The union lie to citizens.
Evan was not a character I like in the beginning, she was weak and she didn’t know what she wants, who she wants to be, who she likes and for me it’s not a good thing. When she took the L Train with Colin and Lisa and met Bryce, Evan is more unattractive to me, she did act like a girl who can leave her boyfriend but she didn’t know if she loves him or not. After being kidnapped if found her more mature and even if her reactions were sometimes totally impulsive she’s a stronger girl. It’s good for her to see other people lives differently than in The Union.
Cyrus is a god guy, he’s protective, kind, sexy and he loves the people who live with him like his family. He doesn’t hesitate to save Evan. I like him because he is constant, he doesn’t always change his mind. He’s trying to give a chance to Evan and accept her in his family and more. The end is so heartbreaking, I did not expect this reaction so strong on behalf of Cyrus and of the blow I really want to read the book two.
Lucien is the leader of the family, is handsome and smart. He’s never cruel and I like him and his way to see Evan.
The rest of the group is great, Sonia, Marcus, Allie, Ben, Will…. I like these characters because they are so different and in the same time so alike. They love each other’s and are unified by their links.
Draya is a character I appreciate even if she’s not happy and kind with Evan. I understand her, who is this girl who come to her house and put her family in danger. I like the way she evolves in the book and I am really sad for her because her life is not what she wants and she doesn’t take it too well.
Lisa and Colin are really Evan’s best friends; they will do absolutely everything to find her.
Bryce is a strange character and even at the end of the book I don’t trust him. Maybe it’s because I definitely love Cyrus.
I like the evolution of the different characters and I can’t wait to read the second book because the author can’t let us with an end so awful for my little heart.
The book is in Evan’s pov and the author’s writing style is really light and fluid. For me this book is an introduction and T.H Hernandez do it very well. I was so much in dumping in the book that I had the impression to be a character. The Union is as good as Divergent and for me really better than Hunger Games. I really look forward to the suite because I want to know what choice Evan will make for her future.
I have one advice, go buy this book and enjoy your reading.
When not visiting the imaginary worlds inside my head, I live in San Diego, California, with one husband, three children, two cats, and one dog. In addition to my day job as a technical writer and editor, I write young adult fiction. I love the intensity of teen emotions and the way they’re still figuring out life.
When I’m not writing, you can find me with my nose in a book, hanging out with family and friends, hiking, or knitting. I’m obsessed with Facebook, young adult novels, bad lip reading videos, pumpkin spice lattes, microbrewed beers, and the San Diego Chargers.