Giveaway: The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse




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When the world has given up on you, who will you become?

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, a mysterious island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.


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199 thoughts on “Giveaway: The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse”

  1. Sandra Salinas says:

    I would limit who I associated with, become a farmer to become as independent as I could, or a fisherman. Something in the woods.

  2. Lilibeth says:

    I would stay the same; being a new person too much of a hassle.

  3. Amanda Pitts says:

    I think I would stay the same. I like who am I right now.

  4. Bradi says:

    Stay the same. I like where life is taking me now, so I want it to stay that way.

  5. Holly says:

    I think I would become a new person, being around your family somewhat shapes us and makes us the way we are.

  6. Molly Nudo Frenzel says:

    If I had to start my life over I wouldn’t change myself too much. I think I’d try to overcome some faults, but I would remain true to myself.

  7. Christine Simons says:

    If I had to start over, I’d definitely see it as an opportunity to make any changes that I’d previously been too scared to make or that I couldn’t make, but other than that I’d choose to stay basically the same. I wouldn’t feel comfortable changing too much about who I am.

  8. Felicia says:

    I’m not sure what’d I’d do. Probably run to my best friend and try to figure things out. I think with something that drastic, It’d probably be forced on me to have to become someone different.

    Thanks for an opportunity to win 🙂

  9. JennyC says:

    I guess i would try to rebuild a life for myself:) And yes i would become a new person:)

  10. toniann toscano says:

    stay the same and if the opportunity was right maybe change if it was in my favor 🙂

  11. Sam says:

    Of course anyone would be a different person! You no longer have your family with at all times for good or bad. Anyone would change to some degree after that. I would be worried about my little brother b/c i wouldnt be able to see him again. I would miss my parents and grandparents; I might end up not wanting to get close to anyone so I wouldnt have to go thourgh the same loss again.

  12. Marni says:

    I would become a new person. To stay the same would be to not learn from my mistakes and therefore repeat them, which is something I wouldn’t want to do.

  13. Aleksandra Dee says:

    I would miss my family for sure, but still I’m not so attached to them as majority of people even though we have normal relationships and my childhood was happy. I guess I would turn a new leaf given a new chance, I have no idea what would I do or who would I be, but I would at least TRY to embrace this opportunity.

  14. Adriane Marshall says:

    I would be the same… 🙂

  15. Emily Savant says:

    I’d most likely stay the same.

  16. Leanne COnnery says:

    Well if somehow the lifting of the banishment was an option, I would do that; if not, I’d pretty much stay me except I’d travel around the world, specifically Europe and Asia

  17. Rose Bennett says:

    I would stay the same, I got banished for a reason and they don’t like it. If I could get back to my family and friends I would ask them to leave with me so that they would be safe, because if they banish people then what else are they capable of? But if i couldn’t return I would travel the world and find somewhere else to call home.

  18. ana says:

    I would stay the same forget about everybody else.

  19. Amber McKinney says:

    I would be pretty dang upset if I was banished from my home and family, but I think I would travel a lot, probably wherever I felt like. I’d go all Mary Poppins (minus the kid-sitting) and let the wind lead me. I’d definitely become a new person, on some level. I’m extremely close to my family, and I love my home, so I’m certain that losing both would become a defining moment in my life. I hope I’d become stronger but not bitter, and that I could embrace my new life even though the pain of losing the old one would probably always be there.

  20. rogier c says:

    I would stay the same to a degree

  21. Sarah says:

    I think you’d have to become a little bit of a different person, because being banished from your home and family would definitely impact your life, but for the most part I think I’d try and stay the same person :0)

  22. Kirstyn says:

    I would be really unhappy, but I think I would stay the same and try to survive!

  23. Sydney says:

    I’d like to think I would stay the same, but in reality, who knows how circumstances and desperation will affect you? Also, if your family was gone, you would be a different person already from the loss of your loved ones.

  24. Casog says:

    I would change but stay the same. I would adapted myself to suit what I has happened in my life, but try to keep that one piece of my past life so that I am still me.

  25. Robyn Adams says:

    If I got banished from my family I would likely move to the woods, away from the big city. I would try my best to live off the land and put my archery skills to the test, grow an organic farm, and spend as much time as I could in the water. I would become a new person in the sense that I would be living more of a life geared towards my desires. So I would still be the same Robyn but I would be living a different lifestyle, the lifestyle I cannot live while being connected to my family.

  26. Alexus Upton says:

    I would try my hardest to stay who I am. I would like to think that I’m strong enough to do that.

  27. Alicia Lojewski says:

    If I still remembered/knew about my experiences from my past life then yes I would start over because I wou;d already know what was going to happen. If I didn’t know, then how would I know to change it? I wouldt have a choice

  28. maidenveil says:

    I think I would start new, but would still retain a few pieces of myself.

  29. Jasmina says:

    I’d probably change myself for the better, I would travel around the world to experience new cultures and meet new people, I’d work for my living and I would make the best of what I have.

  30. Jennifer McCoy says:

    I would probably be a similar person–maybe a bit morre wild after the shock of banishment!

  31. Lauren Matsey says:

    I would become a new person. Only because it really goes with starting over. Being a new person, I would make choices that I was afriad to before and become more confident. I would try to look at life on a more positive note rather than how I have a bad habit now of looking at my glass as half empty. I love new beginnings because it gives you another chance and becoming a whole new person is like getting another chance at life. As the new me, I’d surrouund myself with a small group if postive people and be the real me because at times I’m afraid to show people how I really am, in fear of rejection.

  32. ryan snyder says:

    I would like to stay i would stay the same. But you never really know. I would like to say I would be the same person. But I am who I am because of my family.

  33. Sylvia says:

    Of course I would stay the same 🙂

  34. Katie Robertson says:

    I would still be the same me mostly, however I would be a lot more secretive.

  35. Christina Franke says:

    I would probably stay the same for the most part, barring any necessary changes to stay alive. I tried to change my personality when I went to college and discovered that that is not an easy thing to do.

  36. Stacy says:

    I would probably stay the same, or at least similar. I really changed once I moved out of my parent’s house, so I would think that if I was gone earlier I would’ve just changed sooner.

  37. Sandra says:

    I would like to stay the same, ’cause I like who I am now. But also, would try not to repeat the same mistakes I did ’till then.

  38. Katie says:

    It would depend on why I had been banished in the first place. If it was for something ridiculous, then no, I would not. If it was for something horrible, like I had killed someone, it would depend on WHY I had killed that person. But overall, most likely I would remain the same. I’m already a strong-minded person (according to my family…:p)

  39. Becky L says:

    I think I would stay pretty much the same. I like how I am. Although I would like to be slightly more confident with trying new things. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  40. Iffath says:

    I’d become a new person on the outside, but probably still be the same on the inside.

  41. Paige says:

    I would have to stay the same. I’m not a stickler for change I hate change most of the time except when I know it’s best for me. But being a totally new person would be too hard!

  42. Elizabeth Trujillo says:

    i would probably stay the same. great giveaway by the way!

  43. Jane says:

    Well depending on why I was banished, I might want to become someone different in order to put my past behind me, but I don’t think I would change my moral core? I guess? Like what I really believe in.

  44. Jocie says:

    I think I would become someone else. You’re shaped and become the person who you are through who you interact with. So, in turn, when you surround yourself with people who are nowhere near similar to people you have in the past, you will undoubtably become someone else.

  45. Michelle Sedeño says:

    I’d stay as a person. If not, I’d like to be a flower.

  46. Ellie says:

    Be the same. Lol. I’m too lazy to think up another personality 😛

  47. Holly Bryan says:

    I would try to keep the core of “me,” what makes me who I am, but at the same time change a lot of things that maybe I could actually change if being kicked out/banished was the catalyst! (ie, being banished would be a kick in the pants to really change those things about me that I want to change but can’t seem to get motivated to do…) I definitely would try to be more self-sufficient – growing vegetables/fruit, catching fish, that kind of thing. Think I’d want to live in the woods on my own 🙂

  48. I would probably stay the same. I’m very quiet and I have already tried to be more social, but I like being alone. Plus, change is very hard for me. I strongly dislike change. Also, being away from my friends and family would kill me. For me, one of the worst changes that would happen because of my banishment would be not having my friends and family with me.

  49. Desiree Thompson says:

    I think that I would stay myself but maybe enhance the qualities that I would like to have more of. It would be an interesting situation to be in and I would have to decide based on the actual situation.

  50. Samantha says:

    I don’t thinks it’s possible to [i]not[/i] change from an experience like that. I’d be pretty jaded and hard, but I wouldn’t change completely. I know it’s cliche, but I’d really be as soft and gooey on the inside as I am now, despite the hard exterior.

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