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Knox was born into one of the City’s wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death.
Syd is a Proxy. His life is not his own.
Then again, neither is Knox’s. Knox and Syd have more in common than either would guess. So when Knox and Syd realize that the only way to beat the system is to save each other, they flee. Yet Knox’s father is no ordinary Patron, and Syd is no ordinary Proxy. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test both boys’ resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay. Some debts, it turns out, cannot be repaid.
Oh, man. This one blew my mind.
With complex characters and surprises around corners you didn't see in front of you, this book really is a must-read!
The characters: layer upon layer, I loved them all. They grew so much, and while I didn't think I'd like Knox, he really did grow on me.
The world building was off-the-chain. I didn't question a thing. London came up with all these new things, and it really just shows how creative he is. Not only does he know how to write, he gave us thrills, awesome characters, and even came up with things like being able to get a text in your palm!
The dual POVs were great.
What would I change? Honestly? I would change something. There is something here that's just killing me. What is it, you ask? This is his debut novel. Seriously. What will I read while I'm waiting for Proxy #2?!
I'd recommend this to any living, breathing human out there. You're blind? I. Don't. Care. LISTEN TO THE AUDIOBOOK and thank me later.
It was addictive, it was thrilling, it was complex, and I really.. I just can't waste anymore of your time. Seriously. Just go read it.
I'm obsessed. That is all.
The creator of this masterpiece A.K.A. the author:
one time a journalist who traveled the world reporting from conflict zones and
refugee camps, he now is a full time novelist living in Brooklyn. You can visit
Alex London at www.calexanderlondon.com
NOTE: This was up for about two minutes on Tuesday *sigh*, so if you already saw it I’m sorry!