Plus One by Elizabeth Fama – Plus One #1 (EPUB)
A dying wish. A family divided. A love that defies the law.
Sol Le Coeur is a Smudge. A night dweller in an America rigidly divided between people who wake, live, and work during the hours of darkness. And those known as Rays, who live and work during daylight. Impulsive, passionate, and brave, Sol concocts a plan to kidnap her newborn niece–a Ray. In order to bring the baby to visit her dying grandfather.
Sol’s violation of the day/night curfew is already a serious crime, but when her kidnap attempt goes awry, she stumbles on a government conspiracy to manipulate the Smudge population. Sol escapes the authorities with an unexpected ally: a Ray who gets in her way, a boy she might have hated if fate hadn’t forced them on the run together–a boy the world now tells her she can’t love.
Set in a vivid alternate reality and peopled with complex, deeply human characters on both sides of the day/night divide, Elizabeth Fama‘s Plus One is a brilliantly imagined drama of individual liberty and civil rights, and a fast-paced romantic adventure story.
That was beyond beautiful. I am unbelievably enamored with Elizabeth Fama‘s gorgeous prose and stunning articulation.
Plus One is a love story when all is said and done, but it’s also a story of sacrifice and loss and hope. There are moments of unbelievable gut-wrenching pain that brought me to tears, there are chase scenes that could have come straight from your favorite action movie, and there are brief moments of levity that left this reader unexpectedly hopeful, despite the dire circumstances the characters were facing. Suffice it to say, this book is the real deal, the full package. Everything I’d hoped it would be and more.