"Author Amber Nguyen has done a sensational job on character development as well as providing a clean and captivating story that is appropriate and enjoyable for young adults on up. The beauty of the story between the covers is only challenged by the gorgeous cover itself. It is obvious that Nguyen poured her heart and soul into every detail of this book.
With relatable characters placed in a hometown setting that feels familiar, Trivium provides adventure you will happily follow, romance that will have you cheering, and suspense that will keep you engaged. Nguyen invites us into the deep blue waters as we examine the age-old conflict between sovereignty and free will. She has managed to offer a great read as well as a conversation starter. I finished the book wanting more and am anxiously awaiting #2 and #3!"
"In this YA sci-fi novel, everyone must choose a personal destiny after examining three options—but a young woman pursues free will. A few generations from now, the world is happier and less destructive. An implanted microchip, explains narrator Cassia Bellerose, “tracks our response to every decision we’ve ever made, and stores that data until we go to the Trivium at eighteen years old.” At the Trivium, everyone is presented three possible futures that are the consequences of decisions made so far and must select one. Because no one remembers the Trivium experience, it’s something of a mystery, and Cassia—almost 18 and in her last week of high school—wonders whether it’s possible to change one’s fate. But she’s an organized planner and likes predictability; she wants to become a doctor and marry her boyfriend, Gunner. Lately, though, Cassia’s been having vivid dreams of a brown-haired boy; in one, they share a hammock, reading books. When she runs into the boy of her dreams, Ethan Rivers, they share an instant connection—and it turns out he’s been having the same dreams. Something odd happens at their Triviums, and though their paths diverge, Cassia and Ethan could solve the puzzle of their separation (the girl’s mother has a secret that could help) and find a way to change fate. In her novel, Nguyen (From Start to Fiction, 2018) offers an intelligent bookworm heroine whose love of Jane Austen will likely strike a chord in readers..."