Friday, August 5, 2011
By Elana Johnson
Source I own it
First sentence Good girls don't walk with boys.
I don't know! It's supposed to be dystopian but I think it felt much more science fiction. I can't even begin to explain what this one was about. If you don't know what this one's about for some reason you can click here.
So confused. I had an array of emotions while reading this. At first I liked that it was just jumping into the action without a bunch of annoying explanation, even though it was a bit confusing. Then I found myself bored with it and completely forgetting about and not caring what was going on when I wasn't reading. Then...I think I finally figured it out. It was like a cool dream. You know the type. The kind that's awesome, kinda romantic, funny and unique...and then you wake up; that logical side of your brain informing you how the dream didn't really make sense at all. It doesn't change the fact that the dream is remembered fondly as something that was cool and adventurous but it definitely makes you wonder about your psyche. So, I guess I sort of liked it. I liked some of the tech ideas and the powers. I enjoyed the whole concept of control or be controlled. I was happy it jumped into the action without too much explanation and I laughed at several lines, however, I'm not sure I'll remember this one at all. It will hold as much space in my brain as a wacky dream. Plus I didn't like Jag but that's no surprise, I ALWAYS like the "other" guy. Sigh.
Violet Well, she was definitely feisty and had attitude but her insta-love for Jag kinda ruined her for me.
Jag Blech! What's with his "babe" If a guy calls me babe I'll sock him in the face. Plus he and Violet acted like thirteen.
Zenn Much better but I would have liked to get to know him when he wasn't under mind control. Plus I hated the light thrown on him at the end. What? Was that so we wouldn't feel bad for him?
Ty I hardly got to know her.
Thane Ooookay? I'm so confused.
Pace Hardly got to know him either but I'd like to. (Wink, wink, if you know what I mean?)
Would I recommend it?
Uh, sure, but don't expect it to be memorable.