Released from the Darkness by Gabrielle ArrowsmithReleased from the Darkness by Gabrielle Arrowsmith

Released from the Darkness

byGabrielle Arrowsmith

Paperback | April 1, 2014

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Two young seeksmen are dead, and Sydney blames herself. The only way to get her sister back from the county's clutches, while also preventing more death, was to offer her own life in exchange for Evvie's freedom. She expected a dreadful end, but nothing like the prison in which she wakes. Agonizing county life is redefined in Neo-Necropolis, new city of the dead, which lies beneath the earth. Worse than being allegedly deceased, is the false identity Sydney is forced to assume where Evvie, Sheridan's captain, and Crewe never existed. Sydney alone knows the magnitude of the county's evildoings inside, outside, and now below. At only eighteen, the responsibility to defend freedom falls solely on her tried and tested shoulders--a burden that requires desperate action when a catastrophic revelation upends the world as she knew it. The people Sydney cares for are more vulnerable than ever. Though she's buried underground and monitored by county agents, she must escape this new captivity. Maybe it's time to fight fire with fire. Sydney has proven her courage in facing their weapons, but can she trigger her own?
Gabrielle Arrowsmith was born to her loving parents on August 16th, 1988. She grew up in the small town of Ham Lake, MN enjoying soccer, school, and adventuresome play with her brother and cousins. As she grew older, her desire to write led her to fill many diaries and notebooks with her thoughts, poems, stories, and scripts. Her othe...
Title:Released from the DarknessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:342 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.71 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:Clean Teen PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940534550

ISBN - 13:9781940534558


Editorial Reviews

How do I even start? I would love to glow about all of my favorite parts but there is no way I want to give away even a moment of the story. This one has so many twists, details, and surprises that I'd be far too at risk of a spoiler, so I'll simply say that the book will grab you and hold you to the very end.Arrowsmith did a fantastic job in developing very real and likable characters, not an easy task when telling a tale from a first person, present tense perspective (which is challenging enough in its own right!). Her attention to the detail, technology, and politics of the worldframe makes for a very realistic read, as does her utilization of real world environs.I will, however, mention my favorite part: the ultimate reveal of why the government came to be the way it is in this novel. A truly unique approach to setting up a dystopian storyline that, while not really stated until toward the end of the book, had me grinning and nodding evilly because it was so simple and perfect.This is the first book in a series, and I cannot wait to read the next one, especially with the cliffhanger that CitS leaves the reader with. No matter how fast it comes out, it will feel like a very long wait!