Friday, January 28, 2011

Fiction Friday: XVI by Juila Karr

Plot without spoilers...Nina Oberon lives in an austere future world where citizens are closely monitored and futures determined by the Governing Council.  Perhaps scariest of all is the tattoo she will receive on her next birthday--the number sixteen that tells the world she is ready for sex.  Not long before this fateful event, however, Nina loses her mother and begins to uncover many secrets about her family that make turning sixteen the least of her worries. 

Literary highlights...Karr builds an amazingly complete and accessible vocabulary of futuristic words, including DZ, NonCon, sexteen, that makes the world of XVI feel edgy yet authentic.

Finally, just gotta say...This is one of my favorite covers of the year!

3 comments:

Sylvie said...

That sounds like a good one. And I agree, awesome cover. Thanks for the recommendation. Off to add it to my seemingly endless "to-read" list at Goodreads...

Ron Smith said...

I'm looking forward to reading this. Nice blog you have.

Stasia said...

Thanks for stopping by, Sylvie & Ron. Happy reading!