by: Alex London
Publication Date: June 18, 2013
To be perfectly honest, the only reason I saw this book was because someone had gotten it as an ARC and after reading the summary I was instantly jealous. It’s two worlds colliding… the rich kid gets away with everything and the less fortunate has to pay the price… Syd is a Proxy. The idea that this could happen… where there are no consequences for the privileged GAH – Suddenly I’m all excited again! So.. ya know, if anyone has an ARC they want to part with, I’m more than happy to provide you with my mailing address!
Knox was born into one of the City’s wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death.
Syd is a Proxy. His life is not his own.
Then again, neither is Knox’s. Knox and Syd have more in common than either would guess. So when Knox and Syd realize that the only way to beat the system is to save each other, they flee. Yet Knox’s father is no ordinary Patron, and Syd is no ordinary Proxy. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test both boys’ resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay. Some debts, it turns out, cannot be repaid.
You must add this one to your ‘to read’ list today!
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