Friday, 30 January 2015
Graduations Day by Joelle Charbonneau
In a scarred and brutal future, The United Commonwealth teeters on the brink of all-out civil war. The rebel resistance plots against a government that rules with cruelty and cunning. Gifted student and Testing survivor Cia Vale vows to fight. But she can't do it alone. This is the chance to lead that Cia has trained for - but who will follow? Plunging through layers of danger and deception, Cia must risk the lives of those she loves - and gamble on the loyalty of her lethal classmates.
Lisa's Review - 4 out of 5 stars
Graduation Day is the final instalment of The Testing series and it doesn't disappoint. We have seen Cia fight to keep herself alive through many tests and now she has an internship from the President. What Cia wasn't banking on was that the President was going to turn to Cia to now pretty much save the future of the future leaders and to see that the process of The Testing is ended.
Along with Tomas, Cia now has to try and decide who she can cannot trust, and that in itself is a real task. Once that decision has been made Cia then needs to try and convince them that they can trust her enough to help her go and do the unthinkable and commit murder to try and save future generations.
I really enjoyed the final chapter to Cia's story. There was so much action, and very fast paced which I loved. There was constant action and excitement in every page. I also loved the conflict on the pages, although we knew that The Testing was wrong and corrupt, there were the emotions you go through with Cia trying to figure out if the what the President wanted her to do was right or not. An array of fabulous characters help make this a real page turner, especially as we try to figure out which ones are going to be on Cia's side or on the other side, it gives the book an air of mystery with it.
As much as I really enjoyed Graduation Day, and the whole Testing series, I actually hope that after finishing the trilogy, that Joelle will continue on with this series and write at least one more instalment as I think that the ending was a real disappointment. I spent the last few chapters enjoying the story so much my heart was pounding with wanting to know what was coming next, and the way the ending panned out was great, but then all of a sudden it seemed to end and there were several unanswered questions that left me frustrated and much more I wanted to see happen or be dealt with.
All in all a good ending to a series that I have really enjoyed but I do wish there was another book coming!
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