My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Synopsis:From the author of the Mindspeak series comes the first in a brand new dystopian romance series.
Six years ago, a highly contagious virus wiped out more than ninety-nine percent of the country’s population. The only person to contract the virus and survive, Cricket fled her identity and the safety of New Caelum, an airtight city. Now eighteen, she watches the city where the wealthy cocooned from the devastating outbreak. When the city’s rumbling incinerator wakes her one night while she and her friends are camping just beyond the city walls, she alone knows what the fiery machine means: the lethal virus is back.
Only eighteen, Westlin Layne is already being groomed to succeed his mother as New Caelum’s next president. Suddenly West’s sister develops symptoms of the deadly virus thought to be eradicated years ago. Placed under quarantine, the president confesses to West a long-held secret: Christina Black, West’s childhood friend and first love, survived the virus, and her body alone holds the precious antibodies to save his sister.
Now West must leave the city to find Christina. But Cricket has no intention of being found.
My Thoughts:Cover/Title: Honestly, the cover and title had nothing to do with why I chose to read this book. I was in the mood for a dystopian book and this one was the first that I found.
Characters: I enjoyed the characters in this story. It was an interesting society. I'm not sure I would choose to live in a hospital like environment but it is an interesting way to live.
Plot: A huge chunk of humanity was wiped out by a deadly virus. Everyone that contracted the virus died except for 1 girl. She goes into hiding outside the city walls. 6 years later they come looking for her. The virus is back after a long period of dormancy.
Overall: I find dystopian societies interesting. The people that start them may or may not have good intentions but there is always someone who corrupts it. These books are always good "food for thought" as they say.
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