Thursday, December 26, 2013

Plus One by Elizabeth Fama

Imagine a world divided by day and night:  Day people have more privileges than Night people and are considered smarter.  It's almost impossible to change from a Night to a Day.  Most Day people have no desire to be a Night person, but there are always exceptions.

Macmillan Children's Publishing Group and Net Galley allowed me to read this ebook for review (thank you).  It will be published April 8th, 2014, so make a note on your TBR list.

Sol is a night person and perfectly happy to be.  She has her grandfather who has raised her with love and hugs and her brother.  Life is good until they take her brother away.  Now her grandfather is dying and he wants to see her brother's baby, his great grandchild.  She's determine to make that happen.  And how she goes about it sets the dominoes falling.

Sol smashes the end of her finger to create a reason to visit the hospital.  Once there, she intends to snatch the baby and take it home for her grandfather to see.  His dying wish matters to her more than her finger.  But she didn't expect the physician apprentice to turn her in to the guards...

This is a fascinating story.  Sol ends up meeting all types of people in her journey to grant her grandfather's wish.  She even finds her lost brother but she's not enthused about that.  He's gone to the other side.  The tale is complicated, has lots of nuances and politics plays a part.  The story is busy, fast-paced and there are dysfunctional parents everywhere.  Sol meets the love of her life and must leave him behind because he's a Day person.  But I have hope that there might be a sequel.  I don't see the story as ended yet.  Sol is smarter than that, her brother is no dummy, and her lover wants her back.  If nothing else, Sol can say that she did it her way, hard as that might be.

Happy reading.

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