PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM:
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – ****
PLOT – ****
FLOW – ***
ON A REVIEW SITE:
This book is set well in the future. It starts in the year 3000 something.
A LOT has changed between now and then.
An evil queen and king have made life a living hell for most of the people. Unless you are rich, then your life is pretty much still awesome.
Although things are so different, it was easy to believe and a lot of times I forgot they weren’t on earth anymore.
The world building was flawless. I felt like I was really there and never did I feel like to much or to little information was being shared.
The characters basically jumped right out of the page at you. I loved Phin. Oliver and Harper were awesome, but Phin is definitely my favorite.
The ending makes you wonder what the next step is for many of the main characters. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the series has in store!
In order for the people of the Sanctioned to survive, they require food, supplies and medications from above ground. In order to achieve those things, they hold an Abundance every six months and gather all the essentials. For this Abundance, Phin, a highly respected teenager among them is picked to lead it. Seeing this as an opportunity to prove herself, she’s determined to complete it successfully. But when things don’t go as planned, she’s forced to end the Abundance early and head back to the Sanctuary.
Desperate to make it up, she starts plans right away to include herself on the second Abundance.But when a mysterious male arrives the following day, her plans are put on hold as she finds herself assigned to be his mentor. Annoyed and inconvenienced by his presence, she does her best to dismiss him and get back on course with her own agenda.
However, once the night finally comes for her to head out and rectify her previous failure, she finds herself vulnerable and having to rely on the very same guy she worked so hard to avoid. As the events of that night bring them closer together, she begins to let her guard down and starts to welcome his presence. As she soon finds out though, things aren’t always as they seem.