Nameless is the first book in the Broken City series. The story takes place on a desert-like world with what is described as a “bleeding sky.” The point-of-view character is a Nameless; a human who is essentially a slave, sold intermittently to members of the Grim while being kept in a cell. Nameless aren’t allowed to have names, but she has memories of the outside world, leading to the belief she hasn’t always been in the cells. She also remembers that her name is Allura.
Kept in the underground cells that are guarded by Wardens, Allura has tried multiple times to escape. She’s always caught and punished by electrocution and the withholding of food and water. Except one day, the visitor who has paid for her time isn’t one of the Grim, but a human named Ryder. Along with his friends Reece and Blaise, Ryder helps Allura escape the underground cells into the outside world.
The danger doesn’t end once they’re outside. Escaping the Wardens and a Tracker prove highly dangerous. Allura has to learn about the outside world that is familiar yet foreign to her, all the while not knowing who she can trust and who will try to kill her or hand her over to the Grim.
Nameless had me hooked from page one. I usually stop about halfway through a book to collect my thoughts on how to describe the basic plot without giving any spoilers. I accidentally read the entire book without stopping. Overall, I rate Nameless 5 out of 5 bookworms.
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