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  • Title: Into Darkness
  • Author: Hayley Barrett
  • ISBN: 9781771152532
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fifteen year old Alexandra Spencer s life was not supposed to turn out this way She was not supposed to go on trial for a crime she did not commit She was not supposed to be found guilty And she was not supposed to be sent to Elder Grey Detention Centre, a place of horrors many don t survive.She is however, supposed to be the daughter of the wealthiest, most influentialFifteen year old Alexandra Spencer s life was not supposed to turn out this way She was not supposed to go on trial for a crime she did not commit She was not supposed to be found guilty And she was not supposed to be sent to Elder Grey Detention Centre, a place of horrors many don t survive.She is however, supposed to be the daughter of the wealthiest, most influential man in the post apocalyptic New Zealand city of New Phoenix.But apparently, she isn t.Shell shocked and struggling to understand why she is no longer a member of the city s ruling family, Alexandra is torn from her privileged life by the churlish young guard, Will Metcalfe, and forced to trek for three weeks through deadly wilderness to her place of imprisonment Her journey with Will is a constant battle for survival, where she is never sure who is the real enemy It is also journey into the truth about the safe and lavish world from which she has been cast Through Will, she learns of a mutant race called Drifters living in the wilderness who are being preyed upon by New Phoenix s guards Drifter s blood being a life saving cure all elixir for the city s inhabitants.As Alex struggles to cope with her new life in Elder Grey, an act of friendship ends in tragedy When someone she thought was an enemy pulls her from her despair, Alex discovers that old friends cannot be trusted, prejudice is another word for fear, and trust, not blood ties, make a family.
    Into Darkness Fifteen year old Alexandra Spencer s life was not supposed to turn out this way She was not supposed to go on trial for a crime she did not commit She was not supposed to be found guilty And she was n

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    1. Into Darkness tells a story of a girl, Alex, who has been falsely accused and comdemned to go the Elder Grey Detention center where the worst criminals are helding captive The City withdraws two guards to accompany her to the detention center and during their journeys, she will discover the dark sides of not only her city but also her guards, Eton and Will I love this book, than I imagined I was hooked at the beginning I thought it was such an original and unique way to introduce us to the char [...]

    2. Into Darkness by Hayley Barrett opens with Alexandra, a very spoiled young daughter of a very important man in the City, who is on trial for breaking the Youth Conduct Code She is shocked and utterly devastated when everyone she knows betrays her and she is given a severe sentence.Alexandra is then assigned two armed guards to escort her on a 3 week journey through the harsh and dangerous New Zealand bush to the Earl Grey Detention Centre a terrible place with cruel guards, poor conditions, ill [...]

    3. As a whole I enjoyed this book but certain parts in the way the story is told nearly drove me batty I think a lot has to do with being too short for all it contains But the adventure is still a good one.Alex Alexandra is the spoiled daughter of the city Judge But when she takes the fall on a petty crime, the results are far from what she expected She is sentenced to a year in a prison camp The journey there is dangerous and once she is there the stakes will be even higher We have her guards who [...]

    4. If you ever wondered what a dystopian society in New Zealand would look like, this is the book for you Barrett imagines a dystopian future set in a landscape we Americans might not be familiar with, adding another touch of interest to a genre that has had a lot of books Though it follows some of the similar dystopian tropes corrupt government, government controls the lives of the average citizen, speaking out can mean your life there are a lot of interesting takes on the dystopian story that kee [...]

    5. The book begins with the spoiled daughter of a judge being sentenced to prison for a crime she didn t commit INTO DARKNESS chronicles the dystopian adventures of Alexandra as she travels from the comfort of the city to a youth detention center in the New Zealand bush There are elements of The Hunger Games and other popular dystopian novels that will appeal to many readers, and I had a difficult time putting this book down The adventure and romance was top notch however, the novel seemed about 10 [...]

    6. All in all, I really liked this one.Alex drove me crazy for the first few chapters to the point where I thought I was going to have to drop out of the book tour because I thought I was going to have to write less than a four star review But Alex really begins to grow as a person, and by the end I actually really liked her, though she wasn t my favorite person.I did wish that there was time spent in the prison system in this dystopian world, and less time spent on Alex s and Will s travels to El [...]

    7. I m in love with a boy and his name is Will Metcalfe HahaBut, seriously, this book was great I was completely into it from beginning to end A lot of stories that have the characters tromping through the woods on a journey have sections that are just plain boring That wasn t the case here I never felt the need to skim just to get the story moving The story starts with Alexandra being sentenced to an unimaginable hardship by the very people she thought were supposed to save her She isn t a crimina [...]

    8. FULL OF HAIR YANKING SURPRISES I received a ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review This book had me on the edge of the seat since the beginning It shows how this girl, Alex, takes the fall for a crime and is forced to go to a prison where the prisoners hate her as her dad is the judge This is full of surprises, and definitely has you ready to yank your hair out I admit the book was a bit short, but quality made up for the quantity The characters were greatly developed, and matured alon [...]

    9. I received a copy from Netgalley, In exchange for an honest review Actual rating 2.5I felt quite sorry for the main character at the start of this, but I can t say I really liked her This one bored me early on unfortunately It lost my interest, and it just couldn t get it back Overall, Not awful, but couldn t keep my interest.

    10. Into Darkness by Hayley Barrett is an action packed and sometimes chilling tale of a young girl s journey into a truly great unknown.Alexandra, daughter of a judge and girlfriend of Marcus, a highly ranked guard in the city in which they live, starts off the story sentenced to just short of a year s stay in Elder Grey Detention Centre, a place that only tales of horror stem from The reason for her sentencing is minor compared to those who are already prisoners in Elder Grey she participated in a [...]

    11. The definition of dystopia is an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one Imagine a world when something as seemingly innocuous and normal as a teenager going to a party is punishable by well, not death, but a fate worse than that Fifteen year old Alexandra s life takes a turn for the horrible worse when her boyfriend Marcus has her take the fall for his crime , and she is sentenced to a year at Elder Gray prison A [...]

    12. Wow this is a truly stunning dystopian adventure I was completely captivated from the very beginning and was almost obsessive with finishing it as quick as I could The writing is phenomenal, the storyline highly original and intriguing and the characters were so complex and intricate The story was fast paced with layers of intrigue and action that kept me gripped the whole time There were quite a few twists thrown in that had me gasping and racing to see what would happen next The characters wer [...]

    13. Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Double Dragon eBooks and NetGalley I think other people might enjoy this book, but for me it was a bit of a miss I found the whole book quite confusing, and I lost interest pretty early on I just felt bored and irritated and even the unexpected deaths couldn t interest me.5 out of 10

    14. I received this book from the publishers via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review I read the synopsis of this, and I just had to have it I ve read a lot of books similar to this, so naturally I had high expectations Were they fulfilled Not quite, but it was an entertaining read, nevertheless I just felt that there were too many loose ends left untied, and some of the drama literally happened for no reason Full review on my blog originalbooker

    15. Fast paced, Dark Tale of Abuse and Betrayal The overall idea of the story was a good one and interesting I liked the setting However, this dark tale had too much abuse in it for me it made me feel icky And I couldn t really connect with the main character Also, there was one part about the ending that I just did not like at all But the story was fast paced and held my interest I read it all in one sitting.

    16. Fabulous book, an absolute page turner, I couldn t put it down If you ve read Hunger Games, Mortal Instruments, Daughter of Smoke and Bone or any similar books and loved them you ll love this one too Can t wait for the next book.

    17. Hayley Barrett has created a world where everything is controlled, she has built a fantastic, scary and sadistic storyline which had me entranced with from the very first word It is a dual POV book which I love because I find it hard just to relate to one character, I want to be in all their minds, and she helps me with that perfectly in this PLUS I love that she s a NZ Author well done Hayley on such an amazing dirty politics worldly book XO

    18. INTO DARKNESS, just by its title, had me itching to read it Plus, I liked that the book is a dystopian novel that takes place in New Zealand INTO DARKNESS also sounded like it would give the genre a new twist I liked the main characters Alexandra Alex and Will Though Alex is naive and snobby, I felt that was a result of her upbringing and hoped her experiences trekking through the wilderness and being at Elder Grey would open her eyes to the way the world really is I could see this was a perfect [...]

    19. Into Darkness tells the story of a young woman who makes the mistake of trusting the boy she loves Who of us hasn t done that Luckily for most of us, however, our mistakes don t result in a treacherous journey across the bush where we will end up serving a year in a prison many do not survive for a crime we did not commit Alexandra Spencer wasn t that lucky Granted, her boyfriend is a Guard of the City and Alexandra s father is the Judge the trial should have been a formality which should have s [...]

    20. Into Darkness by Hayley Barrett is set in post apocalyptic New Phoenix in future New Zealand This is clearly a novel to set up characters and build a world.Our main character, Alexandra Spencer needs to grow a spine She chooses to take the fall for her boyfriend and ends up sentenced to a year in Elder Grey Detention Centre Most of the book ends up telling the story, not of what happens at the centre, but the long journey to get to the jail.I was 60% of the way through the book before the main c [...]

    21. Alexandra, Alex, is the spoiled daughter of a judge She is falsely accused of a minor crime and sentences to one year in Elder Grey, a harsh prison Alex has to survive the three week journey to Elder Grey through the New Zealand bush, but can she can t rely on her guards to keep her safe Then when she gets to Elder Grey she has to survive those that know that her father sent them to prison I really liked this world You do have the usual apocalypse, corrupt government, and people getting in troub [...]

    22. Sometimes you love a book because of the story, and sometimes the lead character just steals your heart Don t get me wrong, the plotline was great, fast paced and action packed, and yet Alexandra simply stole the show for me The character development was masterfully crafted, and it was a joy to watch Alexandra evolve from a sheltered city girl a judge s daughter, who s been sentenced to a year in a dreaded jail, Elder Grey, into a strong and brave young woman, who isn t afraid to stand up for he [...]

    23. Into Darkness is set in a dystopian New Zealand and we are first met with a very spoiled Alexandra She has been found guilty by trial for breaking the Youth Conduct Code and her sentence is to be sent to the Elder Grey Detention Centre.We follow her and her two armed guards on a perilous 3 week journey through the now harsh dystopia New Zealand The Earl Grey Detention Centre is a place you do not want to end up in, especially the daughter of the city Judge.I loved this story and was hooked from [...]

    24. I received this as an arc from net galley in exchange for an honest review Fifteen year old Alexandra Spencer s life was not supposed to turn out this way She was not supposed to go on trial for a crime she did not commit Wow Absolutely fantastic read CNPID I loved the story and the characters I loved Alexandra She was my favourite character Did not like the guards Especially how they treated Alexandra Wow What a read OMG Didn t expect that Wow Those guards are gruesome I loved the ending too Th [...]

    25. Into the Darkness had me hooked from the start The main character Alex, had you feeling sorry for her half the time and wanting to shake her the other time The journey to Elder Grey was full of twist and turns and you got a good feel for what life was like and the do s and don ts of society The character of Will Metcalfe grows on you and the action really kicks off once at Elder Grey you never knew which twists and turns were coming I wasn t ready for this story to end and truly hope the sequel [...]

    26. First of all, I m a huge YA fan I wasn t sure what to expect in this story, but I am so glad I read it Right from the beginning, I got curious with the guilty verdict And then, the story had me at the edge of my seat.I stayed up till 2 in the morning reading it and woke up at 6 to read before heading to work Yes, it was that good There are a lot of shocking moments and it s so full of action When I read, I usually get very attached to my characters And I m telling you, Will blew me away He was p [...]

    27. I got this book from the Giveaways.I really liked this book Didn t love it, but really liked it It took a while for me to start caring about the main character, but it was generally fun and easy to read.A perfectly good way to spend an evening

    28. Oh, I enjoyed this book so much The world, the way things worked, yeah, it was fantastic, and I d love to read

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