5 To 1
Synopsis: Part Homeless Bird and part Matched, this is a dark look at the near future told through the alternating perspectives of two teens who dare to challenge the system. In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of marrying off their daughters to the highest bidder and determined to finally make marriage fair, the women who form the country of Koyanagar have instituted a series of tests so that every boy has the chance to win a wife. Sudasa, though, doesn’t want to be a wife, and Kiran, a boy forced to compete in the test to become her husband, has other plans as well. As the tests advance, Sudasa and Kiran thwart each other at every turn until they slowly realize that they just might want the same thing. This beautiful, unique novel is told from alternating points of view—Sudasa’s in verse and Kiran’s in prose—allowing readers to experience both characters’ pain and their brave struggle for hope.
5 Reasons I want To Read This Book:
♥1) The Cover: Catchy covers always attain my attention right away. I love the henna covered hands on the book. The artist in me clearly notices and appreciates it.
♥2) The Premise: Dystopian novels are one of my favorite genres, and this book sounds amazing. It is set in India which is quite rare in novels these days, and the premise consists of gender imbalanced which is a realistic, and a current issue in India. It is told from two perspective's in verse and prose.
♥3) Cross Cultural Books: I love reading about other cultures; the Indian Culture is quite similar to my own Pakistani culture as well. I do hope the author does execute the novel well because it's different from their culture. Let's see..
♥3) The Publishing Company: I've read a similar cover with a cross cultural book called A Bollywood Affair that is one of my favorites! It is published by one of their publishing branches. I'm hoping this would be as amazing as the other one, maybe even much better.
♥5) Eagerly Awaiting: May is such a long time to wait.. Hopefully I can manage to snag an ARC before the release date! *fingers crossed.*
*NOTE: The author has noticed this post, and has offered me an opportunity of an ARC.
Yay! Thank you Holly.
Shukran for reading this! Leave your blog links in the comments & I'll be sure to check them out & follow :) Happy Holidays everyone & may you all have an safe and healthy New Years! Stay in tuned pretty creatures..
“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” —J.K. Rowling