I never thought I would be a fan of dystopian fiction, but when it is as well done as this, I really do love it. The problem with many dystopian writers is that the setting can get a little too bleak. In this book, the dystopian society is brought about because of abundance; we solve our energy crises, and population skyrockets. The world is running out of room. This is a scenario I can actually imagine happening, and therefore I am immediately drawn into the story. I can imagine what the story world would be like. I can relate to the characters.
I love that the story focuses on someone most people would consider a loser. Wren is an underdog, which makes me what to see her succeed. I think she is a lot stronger than she realizes, and the readers have insight to Wren's power. I am excited to see where this series will go, and to watch Wren develop as a character.
I liked she short novella format to the book. It is set up in sort of an episode form. I think it really translates well. Young adults will be hooked by the short serial nature, as it mimics many teen dramas on television. I am a fan of serial novellas, and am happy to see more of them being written. I am pretty excited to see where this series will go.
I received a review copy courtesy of the author, in exchange for my honest review.