Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Dark Days by Kate Ormand

Pages: 256
Goodreads rating: 3.52 / 5 stars
My rating: 5 / 5 stars
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia

Summary (goodreads):

The future world has been divided into sectors--each the same as the other. Surrounded by thick steel fences, there is no way in and no way out. Yet a cyborg army penetrates each sector, picking off its citizens one by one, until no one is left. Behind the sectors' thick walls, the citizens wait to die. Few will be chosen to survive what's coming; the rest will be left behind to suffer. A new world has been created, and its rulers are incredibly selective on who will become a citizen. They want only those with important roles in society to help create a more perfect future. 

Sixteen-year-old Sia lives in one of the sectors as part of a family that is far too ordinary to be picked to live. According to the digital clock that towers high above her sector, she has only fifteen days to live. Sia has seen the reports and knows a horrific death is in store for her, but she is determined to make the most of her final days. Sia refuses to mourn her short life, instead promising herself that she'll stay strong, despite being suffocated by her depressed mother and her frightened best friend. Just when Sia feels more alone than ever, she meets Mace, a mysterious boy. There is something that draws Sia to him, despite his dangerousness, and together, they join a group of rebels and embark on an epic journey to destroy the new world and its machines, and to put an end to the slaughter of innocent people.

My review:

What will you do if you only have 15 days to live? 

A world divided according to sectors, but few are chosen to live in the New World. Sia Morgan got 15 days to live. She wants to spend that number of days wisely until she met Mace. A mysterious, attractive boy who teaches her to be brave and fight back against the New World with the rest of the rebels in their sector.

Chances are very minimal since they don't have enough weapons to stand against their opponents: Cyborgs. These machines are beyond ruthless than what she imagined. Is 15 days enough to trained themselves against these machines? Sia's Dark Days have only just begun.

I heard this book from Megan Olivier's channel on YouTube and it piqued my interest. The book isn't available here yet in my place and decided to get an ebook instead. The book was unimaginable, scary and uniquely written. I love the characters and its plot twist. It may be a short read, but it's worth reading. I really enjoy it. Kudos to Kate Ormand for writing this book. I will be looking forward on her future novels.


  1. Oh, wow! So glad you enjoyed this, Bea! It was actually just a so-so read for me, but the death scenes were pretty scary! >_<

  2. If I had 15 days to live, I won't spend it fighting for something. LOL! But if I were living in the real world (not there), I will spend it with my family and friends, traveling somewhere fun!

    I like the premise of this book. I am interested to know what happens in Sia's world, and why people need to fight to be in the New World.

    ~ Dre @ Sporadic Reads