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Concealed in the Shadows

Concealed in the Shadows - Gabrielle Arrowsmith I came across this book purely by accident and decided to look into it. I am so glad I did as I thoroughly enjoyed it.Sydney lives in a dystopian world where every move you make is monitored by a chip implant. A world where the government has put laws in place to control population growth, with disastrous results. A world where the government decides that at the age of 60, your life ends.Sydney’s main aim in life was to apply for legal guardianship of her sister Evvie who was in foster care. The day she turned 18 she was awarded the guardianship, but before she could get used to having Evvie around, they were separated once again – in the most awful way possible.The story follows Sydney as she tries to come to terms with the fact that she has once again been separated from her sister and how she, and the people who ‘abducted’ her, plan on getting Evvie out of the oppressive County and into the freedom of living outside the county lines.I loved the characters in this story and cried at one point (yeah). I was also fascinated by the world they lived in and how it got to be the way it was. What was also very interesting is how some people are quite happy being sheep and being led, and how others crave freedom and the lengths they will go to, to be free.This was a very, very interesting read, and I could not put this book down – it is a great story.I look forward to the next book by this very talented author.