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Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided...by your future self.
It's Callie's seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she's eagerly awaiting her vision—a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they're meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.
Or in Callie's case, a criminal.
In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in prison. The only person who can help is her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn't spoken to in five years.
Logan breaks her free, but can she trust him? He’s almost the same boy she remembers, but now he’s a whole lot hotter. And he’s got his own past to deal with. Callie’s falling for him, fast, but she soon learns he has secrets of his own. Secrets that mean they can never be together.
Now, Callie's on the run not only from the government, but also from her fate. If she wants any hope of a future with Logan, she must first find a way to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all—herself.
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It was good
I enjoyed the story. Its unique and so interesting. I love how it is presented and how its related to our own world.
I felt this story could have been so much more. The romance took over a good portion of the book and while i didnt dislike it, the romance developed too quickly.
The world was also under developed and some character interactions were awkward.
I enjoyed the story and would have loved it if the timing in the book was spaced out better.
I did enjoy the ending and it left me wanting more.
*i received this book for free through booktube tours in exchange for an honest review.*
4.5 stars!!! Highly Recommend to Dystopian Lovers
I was given a free copy of this book from LovingDemBooks Booktube Tours in exchange for an honest review
In all honesty, I haven't read a Dystopian book is sooo long because they all seemed very generic and followed the same outline of a story line. Though this novel did show some Dystopian cliches, it also brought its own creative twists and differences
"Maybe we could learn how to breathe again if we could only forget tomorrow."
Let's talk about the general gist of this novel. People are given a memory of the future, and that defines their entire life. I really enjoyed the overlying theme of "you are in charge of your own fate." These citizens in this novel are confined to this box that they're put in once their 17th birthday arrives, and I think that stands true to real life also. People confine themselves into a box of what they can or can't do, or what they are and what they're not. People in the real world think they're confined to these labels of "artist" or "loner," when in all reality, other people can't label them. We're the only ones in charge of our lives, and no one should be able to take that away.
The characters aren't super radical like all other Dystopian MCs. Callie and Logan are literally everyday students, and that's really refreshing Of course, there are things that set them apart from others. But, it really does feel like these two students were thrust into this world and they didn't really ask for it like Tris from Divergent (who was literally always looking for trouble). Callie and Logan have a goal they want to achieve, and it's a reasonable goal. Of course, events do spiral into madness, but I think seeing these average teens thrown into this situation and not freaking revolutionaries was great.
The characters aren't that deep, but there's a reasoning for that. I'm going to quickly talk about some of my spoiler-y thoughts about that. I LOVED HOW YOU COULD TELL THIS SERIES DOES NOT REVOLVE AROUND CALLIE. Not only is she not the "chosen one," but even when she walks into the Underground, she finds that she is literally nothing special. I loved the normal-ness of Callie and Logan, but the amount of uniquity that was still in the both of them. AHHHH THE NEXT BOOK IS FOLLOWING THE ACTUAL SISTER WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN?!?!?JKASJD But anyways, I truly think these characters had just about 60% average teenager and 30% dystopian main character. I'm really excited to see where she goes with the series after the events in this novel and the character development!
The romance wasn't really a main plot point in the book. Literally, it happened... And it was very prevalent that it was happening... But that's it. If you don't like romance though, be aware that that being said, THERE IS STILL A SOLID ROMANCE RELATIONSHIP GOOEY THING HERE. And honestly, I don't even know if it was truly insta-love because they were childhood best friends, but it was like 40% insta-love. Though the romance between the two causes them to help each other when they wouldn't have before wards, I just can't see this romance as a huge plot device like it was in ACOMF. (ACOMF ACOMF ACOMF ACOMFASJDOAJDI)
I thought the beginning was kind of slow. Callie was of course acting the way a sheltered teenager does in her society, brainwashed by the government. But, her character does quickly change and develop. I really enjoyed the first part of the middle (where I can't say what happens because spoilers) and I reallllly enjoyed the last 10-20 pages. Like, those last pages have me wanting the second book RIGHT NOW. I'm still kind of mind-boggled by the events that occurred.
Do I recommend this book? If you're one to like Dystopian, THEN YES! If you hate Dystopian, then you probably shouldn't read this book. Though it is different from other books in the genre, there are some cliches that might irk you. Am I picking up the second book? When I have time, yes!
I love this book!! I hate reading, although this is the first book I have actually WANTED to keep reading. I like how it was science fiction, but it also had some romance too. Ahhhh Logan!😍😍