When Riley heads off to boarding school for a summer work-study program, she knows it'll be demanding. What she doesn't expect? To be thrust into an intense physical training program described as special, exclusive and worst of all--top-secret. She signed up for tuition assistance, not to be held in a secret government facility for boot camp... Welcome to The Division, the government agency that's so classified, most United States senators have never heard of it. The Division wants Riley bad, but she can't figure out why. Skeptical of what she's being told, Riley's determined to uncover the truth. Boot camp is intense, physically and mentally draining. The upside? One of her new teammates is the cutest boy ever. Watching Finn hit the gym wearing a tank top doesn't suck--although sometimes his brooding attitude does. But when training forces Riley to confront her tragic past, even Finn's big biceps aren't enough to make her want to stay... Beware: The Division isn't something you just walk away from. You better run. Riley realizes her capabilities and strengths are greater than she'd ever imagined. But she also learns she wasn't just chosen for this special program... She was made for it.
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With a drunk for a mother, Riley can’t wait to begin her summer work-study program at the local college. She shouldn’t be concerned that three people who know each other are part of her team or that they’ll be working off-campus at a mysterious location together, right?
Set in a present-day Earth where a secret supernatural division exists. These supernaturals have a variety of powers and must train together as a team in readiness to fight forces threatening national security.
Riley immediately gains our empathy with a glimpse at her tough family life. We feel her yearning for an escape to normalcy, and then her wariness as various revelations are made. Riley is a great balance of intelligence, emotion, and grit.
The rest of the team members we meet throughout each possess a unique personality.
The love interest, witty dialogue, and training scenes easily hold the reader’s attention. The world building is interesting and fresh. There is the feeling of being guided along until the right moment for the major reveal to drop, with the secondary characters refusing to answer questions throughout. Particularly enjoyable are the extra layers we glimpse in the mother’s character and past. The changing bonds between team members hook us until the last word.
An exciting and fun supernatural dystopian read for young adults aged thirteen years and up.
“After our walk, Emma headed to the dormitory. I headed to the kitchen, because. . .cake.”