The Love Collective is everywhere. It sees everything. Be not afraid.
Apprentice Flick remembers everything, except the first five years of her life. And for as long as she can remember, Flick has wanted to enter the Elite Academy—home to the best, brightest, and most loyal members of the Love Collective government.
Flick’s uncanny memory might get her there, too … even if it is the very thing that marks her as a freak. But frightening hallucinations start intruding into her days and threaten to bring down all she has worked so hard to accomplish. Why is she being hijacked by a stranger’s nightmare over and over again?
Moving to the Elite Academy could give Flick the future she’s always wanted. But her search for truth may lead to a danger she cannot escape.
Book 1 of the Collective Underground series.
Love all, be all. In Kristen Young’s Apprentice, the Supreme Collective epitomizes love and only wants everyone else to love. As an Apprentice, Flick can become a rare Elite Lover thanks to her perfect memory. But her desperation for perfection and her increasing nightmares may lead to a shocking truth that some people will do anything to hide. Common dystopian themes such as all-powerful governments and compliant citizens quickly grow beyond clichés in this thrilling search for truth and the meaning of reality. As book 1 of the Collective Underground series, Apprentice provokes introspection about whether the cost of peace is worth the price of freedom, leaving readers’ minds turning long after they finish.
Best for: Young adults and fans of intriguing dystopian adventure.
Discern: Some violence and sexual references.