The Union Synopsis:
After global warming and a second civil war devastated the former United States, two different societies rose from the ashes – the Union, a towering high-tech utopia, hugging the perimeter of the continent, and the devastated, untamed midsection known as the Ruins.
Seventeen-year-old Evan Taylor has an easy, privileged life in the Union. What she doesn’t have is any idea what to do with the rest of her life. She only knows she wants to do something meaningful, to make a difference in the lives of others.
When she’s kidnapped and taken into the Ruins as a pawn in a dispute involving her boyfriend, Bryce, her ideal world is turned upside down. What she learns while in the Ruins shakes her faith in everything she’s ever known, from Bryce, to her family, and even the Union itself.
Now Evan must choose whether to stay with Cyrus, the sexy, resourceful survivor who believes she’s in the Ruins for a reason, or return to the only life she’s ever known. But when she stumbles upon a dangerous plot that threatens both worlds, her decision could tear her apart.
T.H. Hernandez Bio:
When not visiting the imaginary worlds inside my head, I live in San Diego, California, with one husband, three children, two cats, and one dog. In addition to my day job as a technical writer and editor, I write young adult fiction. I love the intensity of teen emotions and the way they're still figuring out life.
When I'm not writing, you can find me with my nose in a book, hanging out with family and friends, hiking, or knitting. I'm obsessed with Facebook, young adult novels, bad lip reading videos, pumpkin spice lattes, microbrewed beers, and the San Diego Chargers.
In a world where you have The Giver, The Hunger Games, The Matched Series and Divergent, The Union's debut will take your breath away. T. H. Hernandez portrayed a stunning world with the Union, but remember hidden under all shiny high tech technology, lies the other half. We all know that two sided can never get along, but what poor 17 year old Evan Taylor has yet to learn is everything, and what she uncovers is scary, disgraceful, and surprisingly not hard to understand choosing either side. So what happens to Evan? I'm not telling, but it is so good! What is the crazy twist that happens? Guess you'll have to get reading. From one Dystopian fan to another The Union gets 5 stars from this blogger. I was worried, but Hernandez does a fabulous job of creating a new world within all the others that already exist. Bravo T. H. Hernandez, I'm a hard dystopian fan to crack, but you shattered me wide open.