The Divided by Bria Starr ~Release and Review~



Adjust. Adapt. Accept.
But never give up hope.


When eighteen-year-old cousins, Julie and Mary Anne Adler, are plummeted onto a grassy field surrounded by a post-apocalyptic world, they have no idea where they are, or how they got there. In this unfamiliar wasteland run by a group of refugees called the Sector, the girls search for answers.

But things get complicated when one of the men in the Sector finds himself enamored with Julie. Despite Julie’s own feelings toward him, she knows she and her cousin must return home. Now it’s up to them to find a way to escape this strange and isolating place…

Or die trying.


My Review


I really was not sure what to expect with this story. What I got was a tale that is a little different than any I have read in a very long time. Great characters who are complex and for the most part lovable. Some you will love to hate. Julie and Mary Anne are heading off to the big city from their small Iowa town. Recently graduating from high school they are looking for a big adventure. They really have no idea just what they are in store for. Bria Starr has created a hidden world just where just surviving takes a lot of hard work. This world is a rich tapestry of secrets, working hard,playing hard and yes a bit of finding love.

I love strong female characters and this book is full of them. Julie and Mary Anne are not the only ladies whose mettle will be tested and who finds a strength of character to face the unknown and make the hardest decisions imaginable. All with a thread of finding love in the least likely of times and places. Every time I thought I had figured out just where the story was going, a surprise was just around the corner. I did not want to put the story down, but life got in the way! You know that pesky work, eating and sleeping that puts a dent in your reading time.


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About the Author


Bria Starr grew up in a small town in Minnesota and continues to live there with her husband and two kids. She’s a stay at home mom who is very close with her family, loves junk food, and is always cold. Her favorite things include reading books, writing, listening to music, and watching too many movies.

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