After a polarized nation was broken by the threat of civil war, States have now become countries. And in New Maine, things have gotten worse.
Giving my family a better life is everything. And my selection to attend an elite prep school suddenly offers my family a dramatically different life—food on the table, a roof over their heads, and a fighting chance at a future.
Everything is going great until some of my friends begin ghosting me, and then disappear. Soon it becomes clear this “chance of a lifetime” isn’t the Holy Grail I was promised. And the attention from one of Easton’s elite has me questioning why a boy with a golden future wants to risk it by being seen with me.
But when I find out why I’m really at this school, I may have to trust him if I want to live.
Slow start, great ending
I have mixed feelings about this book. On the positive side I think the plot and the overall story is well written. The world building is interesting and has a bit of a Hunger Games feel to it. I think the biggest issue is the main character Tori. For about 85-90% of the novel I didn’t really like her. She is such a bundle of nerves and anxieties that it made me uneasy. Which I suppose is a kudos to the author for making the feelings come alive. But I found it most difficult to invest in her story when she has such a negative attitude about herself, so many doubts. Towards the end when the action picks up and she begins to change the overall story improves drastically.
In short I’d like more action as there was in the last quarter of the book and less negativity. Three stars because the ending showed potential.
I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review.