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I enjoyed Ms. O’Brien’s Birthmarked so had to pick up this sequel. She does not disappoint. The first page of Prized picks up exactly where Birthmarked ended. No unexplained time lapse to catch up on throughout the story. Gaia Stone is wandering the Wastelands with only her infant sister when she is “rescued” and taken to Sylum, appearing to be a Utopia in the midst of devastation. But Sylum has its own dirty little secret and not everything is as perfect as it seems. Having been drawn to Sylum because of her grandmother Gaia quickly comes to question her decision.

Advertised as a YA book I cannot be too judgmental about some of the writing style, and overly simplistic resolutions to the plot line. However, during other moments I wondered if the subject matter would make sense to the younger end of the YA age range. I did enjoy the book and the characters and the ending definitely lends itself to a continuation. If that happens, I will definitely pick it up.
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  ChristineEllei | Jul 14, 2015 |
This was a wonderful squeal to "Birthmarked." Where book one started slow, Prized was one I could barley put down. There were so many questions I wanted answered from the beginning and O'Brien did a great job of putting the proverbial "carrot" just close enough that you couldn't help but race through the book. I don't want to ruin anything for you if you haven't read it yet, but this is a series I would definitely recommend. There while be some character types you recognize through many YA books, but the change of scenery freshen what would other wise come across as predictable. Can't wait to start the next one. ( )
  shannanwithana | Oct 26, 2014 |
When we last saw sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone, she was fleeing the cruelty of The Enclave with her baby sister Maya. Alone in the wilderness, both are near death when they are rescued and brought to the strange town of Sylum. Read the rest of the review on my blog: http://shouldireaditornot.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/prized-caragh-m-obrien/ ( )
  ShouldIReadIt | Sep 26, 2014 |
Enjoyed this as much as the first one. There were a couple of conversations that confused me a little--the characters were expressing emotions that we were supposed to understand they'd been feeling, when they hadn't been clear at all. But it's a tiny gripe. I really enjoy this series.

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  fefferbooks | May 12, 2014 |
As far as YA fiction goes, this trilogy worked for me. I will admit that I struggled to get through the first one, but that the ending kept me reading the second. And the third! So now I've finished the set. While I liked Prized better than this (ever-so-slightly), I appreciate the social issues covered in all three books. I liked the plot and character development in this last one most. I still think much of the dialogue feels cheesy and contrived, but I get that this is what teens like and want. Overall, a worthwhile read. ( )
  CanadianA | Jan 30, 2014 |
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Sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone is in the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her when she is captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where she must follow a strict social code or never see her sister again.… (more)

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