A Daring, Character-Driven Dystopian

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The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe sets up this new world with a fascinating main character that is as fierce as she is vulnerable. Her grief over a lost love may have hardened her, but the many layers underneath the pain speak to her compassion and conviction just as strongly. The story built itself well, detailing as much as it should while leaving much to be discovered, and the suspense of its direction was only beginning to gain steam as the excerpt ended. Having never read an Ally Condie novel, I am pleasantly surprised that the stunning cover—a cartographer's map outlined in gold, a fitting cover to depict the story within—matched the words inside. I cannot even begin to say how much I need to know what this last voyage spells for Poe Blythe and her crew as the excerpt's thrilling end opened the story to an unspeakable amount of possible directions.