Genre: New Adult, Dystopia
Publisher: Inked Rabbit Publishing
Source:ARC from publisher
Firstly, wonderful cover.
Amazing artwork and striking color palette. The cover alone made me want to pick this book up. So a job really well done.
The prologue is brief but sufficient.
Humans no longer die. They keep remembering old memories.
Every soul leaves its imprints on the retina.and the government has ways to control past memories. The world is a miserable place, where even childe have to keep guns by their sides.
Nadia is an exception. Her retina has no imprint. But her sister seems to be in trouble because of her nightmares.
But soon Nadia is proclaimed an abnormal because she lacks any imprint and is imprisoned with blacklisted males.
Soon enough she becomes a lab rat, being experimented on by the elites.
She manages to escape with the help of another prisoner. But soon she learns no one cares for her and everyone is out there to use her, including her parents.
Accompanied by a psychopath blacklisted criminal and two teenage spies, Nadia is trying to escape her fate.
And from the horrible situation she is in, where every person looks out only for themselves, she might find someone who actually cares, or so it seems.
Action packed, not a dull moment.
I was starting to think dystopias are getting boring and then comes a good book to change my mind.
The protagonist is fierce and loyal . The hero is not your usual handsome guy. He is ruthless, a bit crazed, has elvish ears and is rough and rugged rather than smooth and handsome.
The characters are portrayed really well and their real emotions and personalities are displayed rather than overly polished and commercialized versions.
The plot, character development , environment, descriptions everything is really well thought out. Though the past life concept was a little too much for my liking and its linking to retina imprint was not explained well.
Its really one of those books that you can’t put down and can’t wait for the next book in the series. Definitely one of the best books I’ve read in 2016, so far.
This one’s to watch out for. It’s going to be huge!
My Rating: 8 out of 10
Read this if you are a fan of dystopias and a enjoy a bit of science fiction. Though it sometimes involves graphic depiction of gore, like human body parts.
I received this ARC from netgalley for review purposes.