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Blurb (from Goodreads):
A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates's world by gender.Women rule the East. Men rule the West.
Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus.
Ever since the death of her mother, Violet's life has been shadowed by bad luck. Already a prisoner to her own nation, after two unfortunate incidents resulting in womanslaughter, now she has been sentenced to death.
But one decision could save her life.
One decision to enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.
Everything about the patriarchy defies Violet's identity, but she must sacrifice many things if she wishes to survive the forbidden kingdom... including forbidden love.
In a world divided by gender, only the strongest survive...
My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars
This was a YA dystopian story, in which different genders ruled in different cities.
Violet was quite unfortunate in this story that she kept finding her way into trouble. At points it even seemed like she was doing it on purpose as she had very little regard for rules and regulations, and just did things that she knew she shouldn’t be doing.
The storyline in this was about a secret mission that Violet was sent on, which involved going to Patrus, marrying a Patrus man as a cover story, and then stealing a special silver egg. The pace in this was just way too slow for me though, and I didn’t really love the forbidden romance either as again it just seemed like Violet inviting trouble in.
The ending to this was the most exciting part of the book, but it left Violet in a very tricky position.
6.5 out of 10