Article Title

The Forsaken


Ariel Woodbury


Cannot Recommend, Young Adult, Dystopia;

Document Type

Book Review


Alenna grew up in an United Northern Alliance (UNA) orphanage. She fails a government test and is sent to Prison Island Alpha. Surrounded by island conflict, Alenna is taken in by a village. Alenna trains so that she can help the village try and escape. Their attempt quickly fails as they are taken prisoner by the Monk who coerces their assistance to help him leave the island as well. Alenna finds flash-frozen bodies of thousands of the island's inhabitants, including their friends, waiting to be shipped off for dissection. When she reaches their destination, Alenna defrosts Liam's pod, but they're forced into the pod as it is transported off the island. To their surprise, they are saved by a UNA rebel group.