At first I was worried that this story would be too much like the Hunger Games. I even read through a few of the reviews with all of them saying the same thing. It concerned me even more and I considered putting the book down and not reviewing it. I’m okay with similar concepts as long as the story itself is different and for the first few chapters, there was no hint at an original idea. Then it picked up pace unexpectedly and I found myself getting deeper into the story. Then the story became predictable, no thanks to the author calling out the hints before hand, and I found myself reading just to see how the story would actually come to close. I feel like the story moved too quick in some areas, making too much happen in too short of a time. It was almost overload. I feel like the story would’ve been much stronger had the author taken her time to explain these parts better or show the unique world building that needed much more attention. The last chapter was just a gigantic information dump that could’ve gone over better or removed completely as there is obviously a continuation coming out this year. All in all I did enjoy the book as it was exciting, fast-paced, and unique in its own right. Taking everything into consideration, I recommend this book to readers who enjoy such books that feature advanced technologies and Hunger Game-esque feel.
A copy of this book was given in exchange for review. This review will also appear on Goodreads and Amazon.