AUTHOR: Josin L. McQuein
PUBLISHER: Greenwillow Books
PUBLICATION DATE: 4/23/2013
SUMMARY (From Goodreads): No one crosses the wall of light...except for one girl who doesn't remember who she is, where she came from, or how she survived. A harrowing, powerful debut thriller about finding yourself and protecting your future--no matter how short and uncertain it may be.
The Arclight is the last defense. The Fade can't get in. Outside the Arclight's border of high-powered beams is the Dark. And between the Light and the Dark is the Grey, a narrow, barren no-man's-land. That's where the rescue team finds Marina, a lone teenage girl with no memory of the horrors she faced or the family she lost. Marina is the only person who has ever survived an encounter with the Fade. She's the first hope humanity has had in generations, but she could also be the catalyst for their final destruction. Because the Fade will stop at nothing to get her back. Marina knows it. Tobin, who's determined to take his revenge on the Fade, knows it. Anne-Marie, who just wishes it were all over, knows it.
When one of the Fade infiltrates the Arclight and Marina recognizes it, she will begin to unlock secrets she didn't even know she had. Who will Marina become? Who can she never be again?
OVERALL IMPRESSION: This was a pretty good book. It was really intense right from the very beginning. I really enjoyed learning right along with Marina. At times I felt like I was next to her, taking everything in with her. I predicted a major plot point, but it didn't diminish the story at all.
CHARACTERS: My favorite character in this book is Tobin. I just love his determination. Rue was also an interesting character to learn about throughout the story.
COVER: I really like the cover. It gives off that creepy vibe that is found in the book.
**I received an ARC of this book for review from Amazon Vine.