Published by Harper Collins on June 10th 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopia, Romance
Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision. The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn't know it—one of the MC's programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?
This book kinda made me confused but then blew my mind the next moment.
YUP, that’s my review. HAHA I’m just kidding, but honestly, if I were to summarize my review about this book, it’ll definitely be that. I chose to read this book thanks to Paula Stokes! When I saw this book, I remembered that once Paula actually talked about this book on Twitter and so I was curious. Plus, it looked so sci-fi-ish. BUT I did enjoy it, despite the whole confusing comment thingy, which I will explain.
Yes, the first few pages of this book kinda got my mind twirling and spinning and mostly I was like HUHHHHH? But I honestly think that was entirely my fault, because I was kinda in a reading slump when I started this book, which basically made all the scientific details seemed so BLAH. On the plus side though, after I got the hang of this book, it actually pulled me out of my reading slump. I definitely really enjoyed it.
This whole book was written in two differing voices, alternating between Meadow and Zephyr, and this actually made reading it even better, because I love love love knowing what both characters were thinking about.
I was quite skeptical about Meadow at the start, to be honest, because I totally judged her. I thought she would be the arrogant character, but after a few pages, she kinda grew on me, and I figured out why she was so INTENSE and distrustful of everyone. Her whole life was basically intense and solemn. And her family wasn’t making life for her any easier either.
Zephyr on the other hand, was a likeable character from the start, so when he turned out to be an assassin, I was just like EPPPPPP? Because this male character is probably the most NICEST one that I’ve read about in a long long while. No angsty drama, no broody silence. Just NICE.
I wouldn’t talk much about the romance because there isn’t much to talk about. The whole book was mostly focused on the whole Murder Complex shit.
But I’ll tell you one thing though — the ending definitely DEFINITELY got me wanting more, that’s for sure. 😉