In the back of the book, the author includes a note asking not to give any spoilers away when reviewing this book. While that might make this a difficult review, I definitely believe that this book needs to be experienced by reading it from start to finish, rather than just reading spoilers.
This actual story in this book was nothing at all what I was expecting this book to be about. Although I had read the plot multiple times, it still surprised me. This book was incredibly science fiction-y, deep, and, well, rather stunning at how well the setting was described.
Some of the characters in this book were likeable, yet it is hard to attach or care about others. Some of the things that the main character talked about and thought about were ridiculous, considering their position and the horrifying things that they were seeing and having to deal with. I’m not going to list any spoilers, but these kids come across some things that I couldn’t imagine dealing with.
I was really looking forward to reading this, and I’m not going to lie – it was a pretty decent book – just not what I was expecting. It was a rather fast read for me, but I felt like I was forcing myself to keep going at some points. It wasn’t that the book was boring – it definitely was full of action and very fast paced, but I kept feeling like it was missing something.
The entire plot in this book unfolds slowly, since these kids wake up with no memory of who they are, where they are, or how they got there. They have to piece everything together bit by bit. There are definitely some major plot twists I hadn’t seen coming, and they really make the book worth while.
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.