The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau book cover

Cia Vale is one of the elite few from the colonies of the United Commonwealth, chosen to undergo a rigorous set of tests to assess the logic, knowledge, cunning of candidates with potential to become leaders in this post-world war dystopian society. Right answers mean success, while mistakes can lead to elimination or the ultimate penalty – death. Cia must learn who she can trust in this survival-of-the-fittest thriller if she wants to pass. Look for the sequel in the fall.

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