Birthmarked (Birthmarked Trilogy (Quality))
In the future, in a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the wall and those, like sixteen-year-old midwife, Gaia Stone, who live outside. Gaia has always believed it is her duty, with her mother, to hand over a small quota of babies to the Enclave. But when Gaia’s... show more
In the future, in a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the wall and those, like sixteen-year-old midwife, Gaia Stone, who live outside. Gaia has always believed it is her duty, with her mother, to hand over a small quota of babies to the Enclave. But when Gaia’s mother and father are arrested by the very people they so dutifully serve, Gaia is forced to question everything she has been taught to believe. Gaia’s choice is now simple: enter the world of the Enclave to rescue her parents, or die trying.
Publish date: 2011-10-11
Publisher: Square Fish
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
This book was totally amazing. The main character is Gaia, a young midwife that is an outcast for her scar. She knows that she will never find anyone to love her, as she's considered a freak, but she's gotten over it. She knows what she has to do in life and just wants to do her job. That is until h...
Full disclosure: I listened to the audiobook and hated the reader, so I'm sure that influenced my feelings about Birthmarked. Note to all readers: constantly pausing at incredibly awkward points in a sentence is ANNOYING. I had to listen to the whole thing on 1.5x speed and there were still insanely...
http://divainpyjamas.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/birthmarked-by-caragh-m-obrian.htmlBirthmarked is the story of Gaia, who lives within a society that is rebuilding under the watchful eye of the Protectorat, who rules with an iron fist. She lives in the sector slums, due to being scarred as a child, when...
I freaking loved this book! Off to order book 2!!
11/2011 Re-read, since the sequel's out. I liked it just as well the second time through.6/2010 One can't help but be powerfully reminded in some ways of Atwood's masterpiece The Handmaid's Tale by this dystopian midwife's tale. It's a very gripping and exciting read, tautly plotted and involving. ...