The Community is safe. Unless you have superpowers. Sixty years ago, a hallucinogenic plague annihilated half the world’s population, leading to the formation of the Community—an international government that promises its citizens safety, security, and efficiency. Every day, Community citizens swallow a mandatory pill to ensure their immunity to the plague. A year after graduating high school, they take the Health Scan. Most pass, and continue with their lives. Others disappear. Eighteen-year-old Jenna Nickleson hasn’t…
Woot, this book was amazing. I was expecting something very dystopian but am very pleased with the mix of science fiction and “paranormal-ish” elements. Also with the steampunk elements thrown in.
This story started out very reminiscent of The Giver but then pretty quick morphs into something entirely different.
I really enjoyed the Author’s writing. It was very clever in the way it tied things together and seemed very cohesive. The characters were written very well too. All the characters were very unique and displayed their own consisent personality. Even the “mindless drones” of the community were written well.
I really liked Jen. She was very strong and really seemed to try to do the right thing all the time, even when others wanted the easy way out. I like Inese too. Lance was OK, I’m interested in seeing what will develop there. Their isn’t really any love relationships in this book (not with Jen Anyway) so I’m look forward to watching that develop in later books.
I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.