Promised After defying the ruthless Enclave surviving the wasteland and overthrowing Sylum Gaia Stone now faces her greatest challenge yet to lead the people of Sylum back to the Enclave and persuade the Pr

After defying the ruthless Enclave, surviving the wasteland, and overthrowing Sylum, Gaia Stone now faces her greatest challenge yet to lead the people of Sylum back to the Enclave and persuade the Protectorat to grant them refuge But in Gaia s absence, the Enclave has become even ruthless, picking girls from outside the wall to serve in an experimental baby factoryAfter defying the ruthless Enclave, surviving the wasteland, and overthrowing Sylum, Gaia Stone now faces her greatest challenge yet to lead the people of Sylum back to the Enclave and persuade the Protectorat to grant them refuge But in Gaia s absence, the Enclave has become even ruthless, picking girls from outside the wall to serve in an experimental baby factory Babies with the right genes are now a priceless commodity with the potential to reshape life inside the wall and redefine humanity The key to it all comes back to one fearless, young midwife When negotiations devolve into terrorist threats, Gaia finds herself at the crux of an insupportable decision.As a leader, a woman, and an idealist in love, Gaia must decide if she can sacrifice what or whom she values most.

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  1. Caragh M O Brien is the author of the BIRTHMARKED trilogy and THE VAULT OF DREAMERS series, both from Macmillan Roaring Brook Press Born in St Paul, Minnesota, Ms O Brien was educated at Williams College and earned her MA from Johns Hopkins University She recently resigned from teaching high school English in order to write young adult novels For information, visit caraghobrien.

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  1. I didn t think it was possible to start a trilogy off strong and end in third place Gold, Silver and then the Bronze medal However I can t say that I wouldn t read the next installment, if there was a possibility of one because I have this morbid curiosity to see if Gaia could become of a dumb ass A naive dumb ass that makes the worse goddamned decisions.Now I have to admit, Prized wasn t a strong installment but again I was curious, I wanted to find out what happened after she lost her dignity [...]

  2. Tras desafiar al despiadado Enclave, sobrevivir a las tierras bald as y tumbar al r gido matriarcado de Sailum, Gaia Stone se enfrenta al mayor desaf o de su vida conducir a los habitantes de Sailum hasta el Enclave y convencer al Protectorado de que les conceda refugio contra los p ramos Este es el mejor libro de la saga Las ltimas 100 p ginas son mas emocionantes que cualquiera de los ltimos libros que he le do y tiene un gran final, aunque un poco triste.

  3. Oh my gooooodnesss That was quite the ending Jeez What can I say I went into this book with high expectations, and I was not disappointed Not even a little bit This was fantabulous So, in a nutshell, Promised is about Gaia leading the people of Sylum back to the Enclave to persuade the total jerk face Protectorat to grant them refuge And water Cause them people be thirsty But of course, things get a little cray cray, and so begins the emotional overload my poor little heart and soul had to endur [...]

  4. As an ending to such a high powered trilogy it was awfully tame It felt rushed and very happily ever after, gallop dramatically into the sunset because I really am not sure where else to go with this I also disagreed with who the author chose to kill off since it seemed to be based on who supposedly would never get over Gaia and was therefore expendable Lame death justification I also dislike it when the villains are neatly dispatched in crossfire or just put in prison Its too manufactured They [...]

  5. Way to give your heroine instant menopause, probable osteoporosis, and elevated risk of heart disease at the age of 17 Also, I thought they insinuated in the beginning of the book when we had no idea that they d just fast fowarded a year and we were all, What after every page, that Gaia and Leon got it on at some point during the year that they skipped Am I wrong here If I m not wrong and they did get it on in between books, WHO FUCKING DOES THAT And if I am wrong and they never got it on, WHO F [...]

  6. It seems publishers are hungering for the next Hunger Games and, as such, are releasing YA dystopias faster than their authors can devise plots As the third and final book in the Birthmarked series, Promised didn t live up to its promise, and instead sputtered to an unsatisfying conclusion.Clearly, the book is not written for an adult audience Still, young adult readers deserve an intelligent ending that wraps up the plot Promised concluded with questions than answers Indeed, it raised some unb [...]

  7. 3.5 starsThis one was just O.K for me I did like it and enjoyed it I just loved the first and second book better This is the third book in the Birthmarked Series This is a YA series It is also a dystopian series Teen midwife and revolutionary Gaia has led her people from the false security of Sylum to the gates of the Enclave, determined to build a new city and strangely confident that the baddies inside the Enclave walls will give her people water, despite her past history with them But wait Th [...]

  8. My hopes for Promised That Gaia remembers her parents wisdom More dad flash backs please That Gaia looks beyond her feelings to learn what is right That Gaia is willing to make hard choices for what is right, and so rediscover hope which is born in sacrifice, instead of the confusion which comes from compromise That Leon and Gaia get their love back on track, stop squabbling and playing up each other s emotions based on their own moods, really listen to each other and help each other to do what [...]

  9. Well, despite really liking books 1 and 2, I won t recommend Promised to readers, unless they HAVE to finish out the series I had a total disconnect from all the characters and no longer cared if any of them lived or died I was not invested in this book Gaia was so unbelievably stupid in Promised, that I put the book down several times and vacillated between picking it up again or not I did managed to finish the book Considering how incredibly complex the socio economic situation was in the 3 se [...]

  10. Gaia leads the people of Symlum to a new life near the Enclave She asked the Protectorat Leon s father to provide a water system for her people in exchange she ll agree to give him samples of all her people DNA But the Protectorat didn t keep his promise surprise and so in begins.I dislike long reviews so in short, throughout the book Gaia character fails in every way possible as a leader Now I m not a strategy expert but some of Gaia s mistake could have been prevented by using common sense She [...]

  11. First of all I want to say that I regret reading this book I didn t like the first two ones much and I had many and countless objections Despite this I decided to give it a shot and continue reading because I couldn t ignore that the author had a quite good story But she wasn t able to use it well.When you read a book after about a year of reading the previous one ,you tend to forget the characters That s obvious and common And what s common that while reading the new book the author would give [...]

  12. 2.5 3 stars I enjoyed this book, but overall I think it s the weakest in the series Still, the ties and emotional connections I had to the characters from the previous books makes me want to bump my rating to 3 stars Here is my criticism Why oh why do authors think it will be boring if people have normal emotions Fo reals I understand the need for drama and foreshadowing and plot twists blah blah blah But heavens above I could not keep up Gaia s epiphanies or Leon s brooding love sick control fr [...]

  13. Why must you make me wait I wanna cry Patience is a virtue I severely lack Release it soon My heart is aching for pages to turn and mentally devour.UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE IT WILL BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 2nd ME HAPPY

  14. Actual rating 2.5 starsIt s ok.I was disappointed I was expecting so much since I loved the second book so much.

  15. I m a little disappointed This book seemed like it should have been bigger for what it explored I was frustrated at the pace things were happening at because it just felt rushed.The main reason why I liked Birthmarked Prized was because of Leon, but in this book he seemed to be missing.It was all about Gaia 24 7 While the story progressed and the series came to an end I just feel like this book should have been expanded, maybe on how the people from New Sylum felt Why bring in new characters if [...]

  16. And here it is I have to say that I really enjoyed this series, the world building was so convincing even if my connection to Gaia and her actions wasn t that good The characters fitted perfectly into the story So all in all it was a nice time but I don t think it s a series I am going to reread

  17. I really enjoyed this book I read the reveiws thinking that it was going to be terrible and it really wasn t at all I think the main reason behind the negative and critial reveiws is that the series went beyond the intended YA audience I enjoyed Gaia much in this book than the last two but perhaps that is because I am in my 20 s and can relate to her situation I think she grew up significantly and perhaps outgrew the YA readers Now I don t mean this critically at all But it is just that she lo [...]

  18. Wow I was afraid this was going to end badly I wasn t expecting the torture scenes either This whole stealing ovaries so they can have babies who aren t sick is insane A valid reason, but also crazy I m sad this is over but I m also glad I binge read the entire thing in a span of a couple of days so I would have a series completed Wonderful story full of science, action, mystery and indeed a love square to match, you ll love this one if you enjoy the dystopian genre.

  19. 3.5NO ES UNA RESE A, ES M S BIEN UNA OPINI N Prometidos es el libro que menos me ha gustado de la trilog a Quiz s me ha decepcionado un poco esta ltima parte, esperaba algo m s El qu No lo s , pero esperaba que me hiciera sentir algo m s.S , ha estado bien Prometidos cuenta quiz s con un poco m s de acci n que los anteriores no mucho m s pero bueno Desde un principio se nota que la historia decae un poco y sab a que no me iba a gustar tanto como los dos primeros libros En mi opini n lo que arreg [...]

  20. Despite remembering almost nothing about the previous books in the trilogy and becoming increasingly doubtful as to whether I even read the second , this was pretty easy to pick up and enjoy Unlike my apparent feelings about the first book, this final piece isn t amazing but it s certainly interesting There s a little too much back and forth view spoiler under the wall, over the wall, throught the wall, behind the wall, whatever hide spoiler and so the pacing of the story is a little off, but st [...]

  21. 3 stars This is the third book in the Birthmarked trilogy In spite of all my dislikes with this, I still liked the story line It was intriguing There were some creative twists that had me saying, Nice The problems mostly dealt with the writing and with the constant stupidity of the characters They didn t seem to progress much They always did the same things they always did The MC was self absorbed in the first one, the second one and in this one And she was still the same silly girl at the end, [...]

  22. I really liked the other two books, and I want to know if this one lives up to the reputation Hopefully it does But damn, OCTOBER I seriously need to get my hands on this book

  23. I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL OCTOBER sob Why Edit akhdglkjsf klgaj lgkhdlg I cried It was beautiful and sad and I CAN T FORM GOOD SENTENCES that was bad.

  24. Overall I really enjoyed the Birthmarked Trilogy and felt that Gaia was a great heroine to root for Promised starts off with Gaia leading the people of Sylum across the wasteland and back to the Enclave Once they reach the Enclave, they try to form New Sylum on the outskirts and try to work with the Proctorate for much needed water Unfortunately, the Protorate refuses to help Gaia and Leon do whatever it takes to ensure the people of New Sylum survive.This book was pretty much non stop action an [...]

  25. Actual rating 4.5 SPOILERS AHEAD HOLY MOTHER OF ALL THINGS GREAT I SERIOUSLY CAN T EVEN DAMN THAT ENDING WAS JUST SO HEART BREAKING 1 The protectorat wins all the awards for being the single most annoying fictional character in the universe and for just being a douche bag 2 A love Gaia she is seriously one of my favorite protagonist s Unlike other female leads in YA fiction, shes not invincible and she has flaws just like everyone else which makes her even real 3 I lied Mabrother Iris wins all [...]

  26. OH MY GOD IT S FRICKIN INTENSE image error This book guys This one was absolutely stunning I can t get enough of the idea of this series I can t believe that this series already ended That was such a bittersweet ending for me I don t know but Caragh M O Brien successfully ruined me emotionally I just can t understand that O Brien will be so mean with Gaia s fate, that s so evil UGH.I feel like this book was a major turning for this series Everything changed for better You ll get a lot of action [...]

  27. You impossible idiot Caragh O Brien, PromisedOk, wowI don t really know how to begin this I ve just finished Promised the final book in the Birthmarked Trilogy by the amazing Caragh O Brien and I have to say I am both sated and sad If you haven t read the first two books please go do so immediately I m serious I will be SPOILING the books for you in the very near text so unless you want to know how it ends stop reading this and go pick up the booksw K, good, that s out of the way sigh So Promise [...]

  28. Este libro fue un poco decepcionante Si bien, tampoco es la catastrofe total he leido peores finales tampoco es algo por lo que quiera aplaudirle a la escritora Hay una cosa que vino muy de sobra y me amarg el libro entero, no s si la autora queria ponerle jugo a la cosa, pero fue un desastre Esperaba un final mas feliz.

  29. The book begins with Gaia and the people for Sylum that decided to leave for the Enclave on the road Right at the beginning, new and not so new characters join Gaia and Leon It goes without saying that they are not welcomed with open arms As soon as they settle, they come across a serious problem the Protectorat refuses to supply them with water.It s the search for water for her people that leads Gaia to ultimately discovering how desperate the Enclave has become in its search for healthy, non h [...]

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