Synopsis: Lily Atwood lives in what used to be called Washington, D.C. Her father is one of the most powerful men in the world, having been a vital part of rebuilding and reuniting humanity after the war that killed over five billion people. Now he’s running to be one of its leaders.
But in the rediscovered peace on Earth, a new enemy has risen. They call themselves the Revealed – a powerful underground organization that has been kidnapping 18 year olds across the globe without reservation. No one knows why they are kidnapping these teens, but it’s clear something is different about these people. They can set fires with a snap of their fingers and create a wind strong enough to barrel over a tree with a flick of their wrist. No one has been able to stop them, and they have targeted Lily as their next victim.
But Lily has waited too long to break free from her father’s shadow to let some rebel organization just ruin everything. Not without a fight.
Review: I was immediately attracted by the cover of the book when I saw it. Oh yes, because it is simply beautiful and I was curious to see how the story would be.
Lily Atwood turned 18 recently, but since the war is over, the young persons of this age are kidnapped by The Revealed, an organization with paranormal powers that nobody really knows about. Unfortunately, no one has ever been seen since. However, the young woman is receiving warning letters since her birthday, threatening to come and take her very soon. This fact became very newsworthy, because Lily is the daughter of a man posing for the presidency, a man who hopes to change the world and to make it better. In an attempt to protect her daughter up, he assigns her to stay locked at home until the age of 19, trying to make her busy. But that does not change the arrival of letters and Lily wants therefore to run away. She makes every effort to escape, to forget the threats, this overprotection she does not support. But whatever she does she is always overtaken by many guards who keep an eye on her. Or at least this is the case until Kai, the son of the enemy of her father and a very old friend. He is back from his military mission and he seems very interested in the young woman. But boy has he really changed or is he just trying to coax her to save his father?
I loved the novel from the first pages, including the Lily’s desire for freedom, her desire to escape and to be more than the daughter of a future president. And all this will change when Kai arrives. I loved the young man, even if it is true that it is very difficult to understand if we can trust him or not. Oh yes, because he is very mysterious … But I was really curious to learn more about him and to see what would happen to the young woman. I must say that we also have some nice twists that I did not see coming and I really liked the ideas of the author. For cons, I have a little less adhered to the second part of the story where we learn more about The Revealed, I do not know why … But one thing is for sure everything was really good and I took lot of fun in discovering this new novel. I’m just very curious to see what will happen thereafter to the young woman, as well as for Kai.
A good story that has surprised me, featuring a heroine in search of freedom and love but who finally finds a new purpose in her life, even if it means being separated from those she loves.