In the future there is no disease. There is no war. There is no discontent. All citizens are complacent members of the Global Governance. But one summer is about to change everything.
Keeva Tee just turned fifteen. All of her dreams are about to come true. She’s about to make the trip to Monarch Camp to be imprinted with her intended life partner. One day they’ll have perfect kids and a perfect life. But in her happy, carefree life in the Ocean Community, something weighs on her mind. She hears whispers about “anomalies”—citizens who can’t be imprinted. No one knows what happens to them, but they never seem to come back.
When Keeva arrives at Monarch Camp, her worst nightmare becomes a reality—she is an anomaly. After they are imprinted, the people she loves begin to change, and she starts to doubt everything she’s ever believed. What if freedom and individuality have been sacrificed for security? And what if the man who solves all the problems is the very man who’s created them—and what if he isn't a man at all?
When Keeva finds a warning carved under a bunk bed she begins to understand: Nonconformity will be punished, dissent is not an option, and insurgents will be destroyed. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of YA Bound Book Tours.
This was a fast-paced and interesting book that definitely sucked me and had me eager to know what would happen next. The premise was certainly unique although it elements are similar to other dystopian novels I have read. Keeva is intriguing although naïve and I was able to guess where the story was going to some degree. I found some of the other characters more intriguing and I want to know more about their background.
My only complaint about the book is that we’re left in a bit of a lurch at the ending. Though the storyline from book one was finished to some degree, we didn’t have much of a wrap-up until it ended abruptly. I would certainly give future books in the series a shot!
Warning: Contains violence.
Rating: 4 stars!
Who should read it? Dystopian fans that don’t mind some slightly darker twists.
Want to read the whole series? TBD