There is a world where gods you’ve never heard of have wound themselves into hearts, and choice has led its history down a different path.
This is a world where France made a small, downtrodden island called England part of its vast and bloated empire.
There are people here who can cross a thousand miles with their minds. There are rarer people still who can move between continents in the blink of an eye.
These people are dangerous.
And wanted. Desperately wanted.
Apprentice hedgewitch Vela Rue knows that she is destined for more. She knows being whisked off from a dull country life to a city full of mystery and intrigue is meant to be. She knows she has something her government wants, a talent so rare and precious and new that they will do anything to train her in it.
But she doesn’t know that she is being lied to. She doesn’t know that the man teaching her about her talent is becoming obsessed by her, and considered by some to be the most dangerous man alive
I've left it too long between finishing this book and reviewing it to do it justice
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and loved the mix between fantasy and dystopian that runs throughout it and found myself wanting to now more about the world and characters. I must admit at times I did find it a bit slow and I got to the end wishing I had book two to go straight into as by the end I really got quite invested in what was happening and where things were going.
I think I really just liked how completely different it was to everything else I've read of late and would definitely recommend it.
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Uglies by Scott Westerfeld