Started: July 11, 2016
Finished: July 13, 2016
Rating: 4/5 stars
Actual rating: 3.5 stars
Alright, so this was quite a good dystopia, actually. I was afraid it’d be a lot like The Hunger Games or Divergent, but it actually found its own little niche somewhere between those. The plot was interesting and the world building was good – and it wasn’t as dark as The Young Elites in my opinion, but that might change later on in the series.
However the romance felt rushed and undeveloped and could just as easily have been left out. I think I would have enjoyed the story more if there was no romance, just friendship that may or may not turn into a romantic relationship in later novels. But now it was like “hey, we met like two chapters ago and now I love you”. Don’t know if that was partially due to the translation, but swift confessions of love felt out of character for both mains. So that was quite a let down and the reason why I can’t give this more then 3.5 (rounded up to 4) stars. Still going to read the rest of the trilogy, but I’ll probably wait until next year.
This book was read for the Make Me Read It Readathon 2016.