This was a brilliant and highly imaginative read, clearly written by a passionate and intelligent author. The story plot moves along at a swift pace and the characters seem real enough for a nonfiction retelling in a different world. The conflict was palpable, the stakes were high and present, and the fusing of themes read like a mix between 1984 and the Hunger Games.
This book was very well written, well developed, and clearly only the beginning of a great career by a young author. I look forward to reading the coming books in this fantastic series. Bravo!