My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.
But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they're set on convincing Vi to become one of them...starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can't leave Zenn in the Thinkers' hands, but she's wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous--everything Zenn's not. Vi can't quite trust Jag and can't quite resist him, but she also can't give up on Zenn.
This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.
Before I begin, I have to admit that the day this book showed up on my doorstep I literally did a happy dance and jumped online to tell on my booky friends because I was THAT excited. Thanks to Simon & Schuester for the amazing and suprising arrival of this ARC in my mailbox!
As an avid reader and fan of Elana's blog, I'd been salivating over this book for quite a while and thrilled to get a copy early, but at the same time, I was nervous to start it because I had such high expectations, you know?
Not to worry! It was full of all the Elana Awesomesauce you would expect and it definitely didn't disappoint! And the cliffhanger towards the end? Killer.
I hate spoilers, so definitely won't give anything away, but she had me flipping through the last half of this book at an amazing pace. The sarcastic and witty main character Vi comes off as very believable and relatable, Jag the bad boy is totally crush worthy and hot, with just the right amount of tension, and the science fiction world she creates very unique.
Not to mention the fact that I can't get the word techtricity out of my head. It has a cool vibe to it, a ring that makes me doubt it isn't already a real word. It reminds me of the way Elana has created this alternate reality that has a way of being very, very real.
Kudos to an awesome debut author and to the long wait for Book #2.
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