Book 1: The Testing

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It’s graduation day for sixteen-year-old Malencia Vale, and the entire Five Lakes Colony (the former Great Lakes) is celebrating. All Cia can think about—hope for—is whether she’ll be chosen for The Testing, a United Commonwealth program that selects the best and brightest new graduates to become possible leaders of the slowly revitalizing post-war civilization. When Cia is chosen, her father finally tells her about his own nightmarish half-memories of The Testing. Armed with his dire warnings (“Cia, trust no one”), she bravely heads off to Tosu City, far away from friends and family, perhaps forever. Danger, romance—and sheer terror—await.

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The Testing is a chilling and devious dystopian thriller that all fans of The Hunger Games will simply devour. Joelle Charbonneau writes with guts and nerve but also great compassion and heart. Highly recommended.”
—Jonathan Mabery, New York Times best-selling author of Rot & Ruin and Flesh & Bone

The Testing is a page-turner! Charbonneau has written a novel with that excellent combination of strong romantic heart and gripping plot that’s sure to fully engage Dystopian fans.”
—Emmy Laybourne, author of Monument 14

“Action-packed and full of twists, The Testing will keep you guessing until the very last page—and desperate for the next book!”
—Erica O’Rourke, author of the Torn Trilogy

“Trained to rely on her wits, Cia must survive on her courage and trust her instincts, even when it means following her heart ever deeper into danger. A surefire favorite for dystopian fans, The Testing crackles with suspense, passion and betrayal set against a scarred and brutal world.”
—Sophie Littlefield, author of Unforsaken and Hanging By A Thread

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