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Truth by Julia Karr
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really liked it

Timely Truth

* ARC read via Around The World ARC Tours
* Book will be released January 19, 2012

4 gnomes out of 5 gnomes

This was a great sequel, I liked it even more then the first book. The characters grow a lot and there are more dire choices made.

Nina has some hard decisions to make and more to learn about the world. She knows that the government is corrupt and full of lies but in this book she finds out how far the corruption goes.

Nina is trying to become more proactive and self-reliant, which is great to see. She's moving forward and wants to make a difference. It's hard to do this though being only sixteen and the known daughter of the person who was probably the biggest threat that the government has known.

I like her sister Dee more in this book. She becomes a much more capable and strong character. Her bad decisions are made mostly due to the fact that no one lets her know the whole truth. That's the part that really drove me crazy, it feels like she could handle the truth but nobody will tell it to her. In this way she's kind of like Nina was in the first book. I don't like how in the end she's still the character who's the most in the dark about their situation. Since the title of the book is Truth, I wish more characters had learned the truth.

This story does have a love triangle but it actually works very well. I don't think I've ever been so happy to have a love triangle in a book. Having one lets Nina explore her feelings more and lets her see all her options. I personally hope she ends up with the new love interest, he just seems more well rounded and better suited to what she's looking for.

There are even more problems for Nina to overcome as she tries to keep what's left of her family together. I figured out one of the mysteries early but it was still a strong twist. The final twist is crazy though, I didn't think it would end like it does. The ending sets up what should be a very promising finale because you're left wondering if this society can truly change for the better.
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