Monday, January 16, 2012

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she's spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can't be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country's only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.

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Kathryn's Review  
HOLY CRAP this book is FANTASTIC!! I was sucked in from the very beginning and could not put it down. I was so mesmerized with the world and characters that Kimberly Derting created in The Pledge. Everything moved smoothly and questions were answered at exactly the right time while still leaving you with intrigue as what is going to happen next...
I enjoyed meeting Charlaina and all of her family, even her little sister Angelina. Living in a world where a class system rules and language is a huge barrier that shows the differences between those classes, each class knows their own language and none above their class... But what happens when there is a secret the Charlaina(Charlie) and her family knows that can change everything? What happens when the mysterious handsome stranger, Max, comes in to Charlie's life and makes her question all of her self imposed restrictions?
The Pledge captures your breath from page 1 and throughout the whole book you are holding it, scared to release one wisp of air because the air is so thick with anticipation of what is to come!! A definite MUST READ!! 



  1. nice review Kathryn i've had my eye on this book for while now i guess it's time buy it. <3, Terri

  2. heck yeah! I read this one next :) thanks for sharing, can't wait to dig in!