Rymellan 1: Disobedience Means Death

Rymellan 1: Disobedience Means Death - Sarah Ettritch This book surprised me. From the blurb I was expecting a speculative/ sci-fi book. It is that and more. Set against the backdrop of a futuristic Orweillian world is a beautiful YA romance.

Lesley and Mo have been best friends since forever. They naturally end up being defacto girlfriends as well in their teenage years. But Rymellan society only allows arranged marriages chosen by a council. Violation is punishable by death. And everything follows a strict timetable.

No one knows if Lesley and Mo will be paired together as life-mates, so everyone around them tries to break them up 'for their own good' before they fall too deeply in love. But has it always been too late?

Very emotional and angsty read. 4.5 stars

P.S. You will not know the outcome till the 2nd book, so you'll *need* to read the next one as well. :)

P.S.S. This is a very safe read for teens. There is no mention of sex. ;)