I find it pretty easy to not ask questions about why dystopian worlds are the way they are, they just are. All the people who don’t like this book because of not understanding how the world could possibly have come to be this way read differently than I do- I just go along for the ride wherever the author wants to take me. I don’t know, maybe I’m doing it wrong.
This book was okay- I feel like the author skipped some parts that would have been interesting to read about and time seemed to skip forward a lot when so many more action-packed things could happen and did happen (things that happened off-screen, so to speak).
My biggest problem with this book was the love interest. I don’t usually have a problem when there’s a love interest thrown into a book that didn’t really need one, but that isn’t my issue here, either. The feelings that West have for Chord don’t seem genuine and there’s nothing to support the fact that they’ve known each other since childhood. It just seems like Chord is any other random character. I feel like his personality and their history together could have been hashed out much better.
I haven’t decided if I will be reading the next book in this series.