Read Banded (Banded #1) Online Free - In dystopian Manhattan, society is divided into six zones, with each one representing a citizen’s benefit to society: Stalwart (strength), Astute (intelligence), Collusive (greed), Radiant (beauty), Quixotic (no life direction), and the Altruistic (willingness to help others). On a citizen’s sixteenth birthday, a computer suggests a new zone for them based on their inherent benefit to society. When Kalenna Slater is sorted out of her home zone Quixotic and into Altruistic, she thinks things can’t get worse. Life looks dismal until she meets Gavin, a boy also just sorted into Altruistic who becomes the light needed on her cloudy days.
During sorting she receives a device known as ‘The Band’. It’s a large watch-like device that never comes off, and it measures a citizen’s karma on a scale from one to one hundred. If a citizen does good, they gain points. If a citizen does bad, including breaking laws, they lose points. When your number reaches zero, the band acts as judge, jury, and executioner, and you are injected with toxins that kill you within minutes.
After sorting, recruits are taken to a three month long mandatory school named HQ. It’s at HQ she meets new friends from different zones, and finally begins to feel at ease. Everything goes well until a rare trip home makes her discover that her father, who has been missing for a decade, may have taken part in a terrible program that stands to shake the fabric of society.
|Title||:||Banded (Banded #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||342 pages|
October 09, 2014
This is EXTREMELY similar to Divergent. It felt like it was practically the same book to me. The number of similarities between the two are endless. Had I read this before Divergent I would have liked it a lot more, but since I didn't I just felt like I was reading a copy-cat of an already popula...
January 09, 2015
Chapter-by-chapter review on my blog, the Snark Theater.
You cannot be serious. Read that synopsis. Just read it. Six zones, each named after a character trait. (And yes, characters are reduced to a single character trait related to their zone). Does this sound familiar? Well, that's the book in a...
May 20, 2014
Banded was a quick and easy light read but wasn't very satisfying. It felt like it was way too short and there wasn't try anything going on besides the Warden harassing Kaleena and her falling for it every time. As a main character Kaleena was flat in my opinion. There was never a point where I r...
November 25, 2015
In the cereal aisle of the grocery store, you have the name brand cereals all sitting up on the shelves. If you look below, you'll find the generic brand cereals in bags. That's what Banded is. Banded is the 'Marshmallow Mateys' to Divergent's 'Lucky Charms.'
No, that's not fully correct. Banded i...
October 04, 2014
Banded reads like a bad, simplified version of other popular dystopian books. It is like it was written for a younger audience, one who cannot understand things. The story was so simple, and at the same time not developed very well at all.
This story is one of those were the people are broken up i...
November 21, 2017
If you've read any of my content before, you know that I hate leaving a book unfinished. But I really wasn't enjoying reading this one, so, hell. But I did check the "About the Author" section and all it contained were links to Byrne's social media and a request to review the book, so I'm gonna r...
November 03, 2016
Yes, it may have taken me some time to read this book but it have been a busy couple of months for me. I am writing this review now, as I have just finished this book about five minutes ago. It was a good read (no pun intended). It is about a society that is split into separate groups of people....
March 22, 2017
This book... hmm. It made me laugh at times, some times for the humour in the story and some times for the bad grammar.
'As the meal went on, though, and nobody said a single word, one of us finally opened his mouth and broke the silence.'
This sentence has been quoted from the book. This is the mo...
September 26, 2017
If you liked the hunger games or divergent, you'll love this. A lot of mystery. You get taken from your home at 16, sorted by a computer & placed in different sections based on your abilities. They're given a band that can never be removed & given the # 100, any infraction & you lose...
October 21, 2017
I found this book difficult to enjoy. A story similar to divergent. This society is meant to be strictly controlled and terrified of going against the government yet Kaylene and her friends are so open with there opinions against the government that it make this so unbelievable. Kaylene herself i...