Author: Bella Forrest
Title: The Gender Secret
Genre(s): Scienct fiction & fantasy; Science fiction; Dystopian; Teens; Literature & fiction
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Review: When I read a series, I usually look for each installment to have its own mini story that can, in a way, stand on its own. The Gender Secret encompasses this trait that I desire in such a profound way. This book helped the series to move along through adventure, romance, and the addition of exciting characters. It also showed character development of both Violet and Vigo, as well as the development of their relationship and what it means to the story. When I first started listening to this audiobook, I became a little bit nervous that I would be able to easily predict the ending of the book. However, there were so many revelations and intriguing turns that I never saw the ending coming. I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 because there was a great amount of the story that took place in the Green and I feel like the setting could have been developed a little bit further. There were some descriptions of different animals and even the forest that I wish would have been more descriptive because it left the intrigue lacking. Other than that, this installment was full of adventure and I am really excited to listen to the next installment!
Book Description: "Gliding over the treacherous Green in a shaky aircraft that she has no idea how to land, Violet Bates is still in shock. The harrowing events of the previous night play over in her mind as she asks herself question after question. Why did Lee Desmond Bertrand behave the way he did? What is the truth about the mysterious silver egg stowed beneath her seat? What happened to Viggo and where is her brother? Is either of them still alive? When Violet manages to reach the toxic ground alive, she has landed in a world of unimaginable danger. She has barely time to catch her breath before she is sucked into a perilous journey at breakneck speed - to uncover secrets guarded for centuries and find the only two people that matter."