This is book number 1 in the Testing Trilogy series.
The first in a dystopian trilogy, The Testing takes place in a society that weeds out its best and brightest youth and puts them to the ultimate test. Cia is a student who is thrilled to be chosen for the tests, but she quickly realizes that the stakes are higher than she ever imagined. Those that pass will shape the future, but those that fail… Reminiscent of The Hunger Games, this was a thrilling read and has me looking forward to the rest of the series!— Jenn, Atlanta
Joelle Charbonneau has reaped widespread critical acclaim and secured her status as a YA writer to watch with her much-loved Skating and Glee Club series. The first in a trilogy that's won immediate raves, The Testing finds 16-year-old Malencia Vale celebrating graduation day. Chosen as a possible leader of her post-war civilization, Cia travels to Tosu City, where romance awaits--along with nightmarish danger.