This timeless dystopian tale was brutally honest. There were times when my heart was broken into a million pieces. Pressia’s bravery and hope made her a very enjoyable heroine. She just picked herself up and kept right on going despite all the wretchedness she encountered. All of the characters were interesting in their own way and I enjoyed trying to deduce whether they were friend or foe.
I was kept guessing throughout the entirety of this book, which was refreshing. I feel as though so many plots are way too predicable nowadays. I thought I had the twist figured out in the beginning, but I dismissed my original idea. Ironically enough, my guess ended up being correct.
Julianna Baggot effortlessly manages to introduce a slew of controversial themes into her story. I was impressed by her portrayal of domestic violence, genetic engineering and the woes inherent in big government. Her use of imagery was spectacular. In fact, there were several times when I wished I wasn’t able to images the scenes quite so vividly.
This book is epic in so many ways :). If you haven’t already read it, then make sure and add it to your to-read list!