by: Lauren Oliver
5 of 5 stars
Lena's mother, Annabel, has always been a mystery—a ghost in Lena's past. Until now.
Lena Halloway's mother, Annabel, supposedly committed suicide when Lena was only six years old. That's the lie that Lena grew up believing, but the truth is very different. As a rebellious teenager, Annabel ran away from home and straight into the man she knew she was destined to marry. The world was different then—the regulations not as stringent, the cure only a decade old. Fast forward to the present, and Annabel is consigned to a dirty prison cell, where she nurtures her hope of escape and scratches one word over and over into the walls: Love.
But Annabel, like Lena, is a fighter. Through chapters that alternate between her past and present, Annabel reveals the story behind her failed cures, her marriage, the births of her children, her imprisonment, and, ultimately, her daring escape.
Being Annabel must not be easy. In a society where love is a desease, being Annabel was being a criminal. She was full of love, for her daughther and her husband. The society thought that she was contaminating the area with her love, so when she was trying to escape... BAM! They trap her and make everyone think that she commit suicide and died.
The true is other one. She is consigned to a dirty prison cell. Her love don't let her give up hope. He make everything possible to escape that cell, because she is a fighter. She wants to fight for her love ones, she wants to fight for love. Can she win the war? Will she be alone in this journey? Can she go back to her daughters?
As I told you, read this one first. *winks*