This weeks book review is brought to you by YA Bound Book Tours. They provided me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Keeva Tee is a seemingly ordinary 15 year old girl. Living in a world free of war and violence, she considers herself lucky, blessed even, to be a part of the Global Governance. Using his brilliant mind and world changing technological advances, Sobek Vesely has lead the Global Governance for over 50 years. There is no war, famine, or disease. Everyone is happy, healthy contributors to society. Children are sent away to camp at age 5 to be paired with their life partners and return at age 15 to be reunited and learn which job they will be assigned within one of six work communities. During Keevas three and a half week stint at Camp Monarch, her well constructed world views slowly crumble. Unable to be paired and imprinted with her predetermined mate, Keeva finds out that she is an Anomaly and begins to realize that things aren't as they seem. The camp/government are keeping deadly secrets. Piecing together truths from lies with the help of a rouge camp instructor, Inelia as well as a harried and cryptic message from her father, Keeva embarks on a life changing journey to "The Underground" to join forces with the resistance in an effort to quite literally, save humanity.
Overall I really enjoyed this dystopian fiction. Although it felt similar to a Divergent/The Giver/Hunger Games hybrid, it was also very unique in concept. The authors really crafted a well written, futuristic society which drew some interesting parallels to social movement concerns that we as a society are plagued with today. The characters are all multi-dimensional and *alert* *alert* literary crush happening with Kai. He oozes charisma and charm while at the same time coming off as very genuine and not overly cliched. Keeva definitely experiences a lot of character growth throughout the novel and I am eager to see where book two takes her (this book must be part of a planned series). I enjoyed how the book alternated first person perspectives between Keeva and Sobek Veselys son, Calix. Juries still out on whether or not I think hes a goodie or a badie though, I just can't make up my mind! Hurry up and finish the next one so I can figure it out ladies!
I definitely recommend adding this one to your TBR pile. You can grab a copy on Amazon here.
Until next week my book loving friends!