Published on December 26, 2013 by Dial Books for Young Readers
Review copy given by publisher in exchange of an honest review.
When a crash kills their father and leaves them orphaned, Zel knows she needs to protect her sister, Dyl. But before Zel has a plan, Dyl is taken by strangers using bizarre sensory weapons, and Zel finds herself in a safe house for teens who aren’t like any she’s ever seen before—teens who shouldn’t even exist. Using broken-down technology, her new friends’ peculiar gifts, and her own grit, Zel must find a way to get her sister back from the kidnappers who think a powerful secret is encoded in Dyl’s DNA.
A spiraling, intense, romantic story set in 2150—in a world of automatic cars, nightclubs with auditory ecstasy drugs, and guys with four arms—this is about the human genetic “mistakes” that society wants to forget, and the way that outcasts can turn out to be heroes.
This book was really slow to start and I was seriously wondering whether I was going to finish it or not? About half way in, it got more interesting and then I had a hard time putting it down!
I really enjoyed the book for the most part. The premise was unique to dystopian and it kind of caught me by surprise at how much I was fascinated with the world that Ms. Kang had created.
I did have a bit of a problem with Cy. He was such an a$$!! I still do not understand Zel’s fascination with him, even when he is such an a$$! I just wished that she would have put him in his place from the get go!
I did enjoy the fact that Zel’s Dad had left hidden messages for her by using the hologram images. That was probably my favorite part of the book besides the love of the sister’s that keep them both going.
I do have the sequel ready to go and I am hoping to get through this one while on vacation! I am really interested to see where this story goes!