- Author Alexander Gordon Smith
I’m always one for a series, and this seemed like an easy-going adventure to kick things off. I couldn’t have been more wrong. It was horrifying! From start to finish, it just got worse and worse (although better and better, if horror is what you like). How anyone could survive those conditions is beyond me, let alone planning an escape.
The book is written well, fast-paced with a good mixture of wide-eyed innocence up against cynical brutality. It’s hard to believe a situation like this would exist - no matter how many riots and deaths there had been, due process must still be followed. But I guess it only takes one tiny butterfly wing flap and dystopia arises. So, a good story, but not really for me. I won’t catch the rest of the series, but recommend it for those who can handle the pain!