A Girl Undone
PUBLISHER: ST MARTIN’S PRESS | IMPRINT: GRIFFIN
GENRE: TEEN/YA | YA ROMANCE | YA SCI-FI | YA DYSTOPIAN | YA MYSTERY/THRILLER
SERIES: A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS
Having survived a violent confrontation with the US government, Avie is not out of danger. Both she and the young man she loves, Yates, have been declared terrorists, and Yates is hospitalized in critical condition, leaving Avie with the perilous task of carrying information that can bring down the Paternalist party, if she can get it into the right hands.
Forced on the run with handsome, enigmatic woodsman Luke, Avie struggles when every turn becomes a choice between keeping the two of them alive or completing their mission. With her face on every news channel and a quarter million dollar reward from the man who still owns her marriage Contract, Avie’s worst fears are about to come true.
Equal parts thrilling and romantic, A Girl Undone is sure to keep your heart racing right until the very end.
* ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review *
A Girl Undone is the second book and final book in Catherine Linka’s A Girl Called Fearless series and the first book I’ve read by the author. From what I can tell, this book picks up directly after the events of the first book, so this starts in the aftermath of previous trouble and just before more trouble starts. The book is extremely engaging and magnetic, with a heroine who is fighting with all she has, and all she is, to do what’s right and to survive in a male dominated new world.
I enjoyed this book a lot. Despite not having read A Girl Called Fearless, I was able to follow along and enjoy A Girl Undone, though I will admit that I do want to go back and read the first book just so I can get the full scope of what the characters have experienced previously. Overall, though, I found this story to be both compelling and entertaining. It’s easy to follow, steadily-paced, and the characters are both dynamic and likable, which makes it almost impossible for readers not to become invested in them or their story’s journey.
If you haven’t read A Girl Undone and you love YA dystopian and YA mystery-thrillers, I highly recommend checking this book out. It’s a great read, an excellent thriller, and has an important message for all those who feel as if their voice isn’t being heard or that we, as a society, are losing more and more of our rights to speak, and to live.
CATHERINE LINKA is the author of A Girl Called Fearless, which is a finalist for the SCIBA Young Adult Book Award, an ABA Summer Kids Indie Next Selection, and nominee for the ALA’s Amelia Bloomer Project. With an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, Catherine is the children’s and young adult fiction buyer for an independent bookstore in Los Angeles, and a frequent speaker at book fests and writing conferences.