Jordan Locke contacted me and asked if I would like a free e-book copy of this book in exchange for a review, of course I jumped at the chance and quickly read through the book so I could get a review out in a timely manner.
Fans of the Eve trilogy and The Maze Runner
trilogy will fawn over this book with it's distinct similarities and
differences from other dystopians that we love. Overall I loved this
book, it was a different take on the idea of a mass extinction with old
ideas that were nice to get a new spin on. I liked how this book was in
the two main characters perspectives, even if I would have liked it in a
third person narrative so we could get a little more knowledge of life
in Section 1 after a distinct change in the book. This book does need to
be gone over again and grammar checked since there were still some
mistakes that I caught onto which slightly took away from the book. But
no one is perfect and can catch every little mistake made without
multiple eyes scanning over it.
I liked this dystopian novel for
the simple fact that we really don't see a lot of dystopians in a
male's POV. The Maze Runner and Match trilogies are the only recent(ish)
ones I've read with that dual perspective (or singular perspective as
shown in Maze Runner). I think with some cleaning up and a second
installment (or even an edited version of this with extra chapters
maybe?) showing specifically WHY Taylor is so special (which is briefly
touched upon but not really explained all that well) I believe it could
only add to this work and not take away from it.