Prized

Caragh M. O'Brien
Striking out into the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone survives only to be captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where women rule the men who drastically outnumber them, and a kiss is a crime. In order to see her sister again, Gaia must submit to their strict social code, but how can she deny her sense of justice, her curiosity, and everything in her heart that makes her whole?
Usually the second book in a trilogy is a bit of a disappointment. This is NOT the case with Prized. Although we are introduced to a dystopian world in Birthmarked, O'Brien manages to still find new twists and turns to make this second book just as much as a page turner. Gaia is not your typical heroine, she just wants to try to be the best person she can be and do what is right. She is a totally relatable character even if the world she lives in is so different. This is an amazing book and a definite read for someone who loves books like The Hunger Games. I would suggest that you read the first book in this trilogy, Birthmarked, before you read Prized.
Review by Gina