The initiation by Chris babu


As featured on CNN, The NY Post, and Bloomberg!

Everyone is equal. But no one is safe.

In a ruined world, Manhattan is now New America, a walled-in society based on equality. But the perfect facade hides a dark truth.

A timid math geek, sixteen-year-old Drayden watches his life crumble when his beloved mother is exiled. The mystery of her banishment leads him to a sinister secret: New America is in trouble, and every one of its citizens is in jeopardy.

With time running out, he enters the Initiation. It’s a test within the empty subway tunnels—a perilous journey of puzzles and deadly physical trials. Winners join the ruling Bureau and move to its safe haven. But failure means death. Can Drayden conquer the Initiation, or is salvation out of his grasp?

My views

I can really say that this is my first ever dystopian read.

I loved how realisitic this book is. The author has given importance to every detail possible.The NYC seems so real, all the places mentioned are well depicted.

Whatz great is, the protagonist, Drayden is well portrayed like a normal real person not as a superhero or else God yet brave. Author has keenly written the characters

Coming to the plot.

Its terrifying and nail biting. The terrorism, the bugs, the danger etc are so well put.

The book is well paced and with a lot of twists.



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