I was lucky enough to be included in Teen Book Scene's book tour for XVI by Julia Karr. I have two stops on the book tour. Today I will be posting a review and tomorrow make sure you come back for the interview with Julia Karr. So, here's the review:
XVI by Julia Karr
Publication Date: January 6, 2011
Versions: paperback, kindle
Summary (from goodreads):
Nina Oberon's life is pretty normal: she hangs out with her best friend, Sandy, and their crew, goes to school, plays with her little sister, Dee. But Nina is 15. And like all girls she'll receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday. XVI. Those three letters will be branded on her wrist, announcing to all the world-even the most predatory of men-that she is ready for sex. Considered easy prey by some, portrayed by the Media as sluts who ask for attacks, becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear. That is, until right before her birthday, when Nina's mom is brutally attacked. With her dying breaths, she reveals to Nina a shocking truth about her past-one that destroys everything Nina thought she knew. Now, alone but for her sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer.
When I first read the summary for this book-I was pulled in. I wanted to immediately get my hands on the book because the plot line is so unique. And after reading XVI by Julia Karr-it was just that, a very thrilling and exciting book with many twists and turns. I was pleasantly surprised. Nina is one of my favorite main characters because she is strong and has a great personality that most people will be able to relate to. I would definitely give this one a try!