Published Date: February 14th 2017
Thanks to the publisher, I am honored to be one to get a free, digital copy in order for an honest review. Anything said is my opinion and my opinion only.
I just don’t know how I feel about this book.
It has a great concept and had a lot of potential with how this world works.
There are those who are “The Skilled” who have unhuman-like powers, and then there are normal people like you and me (sad day). These normal people have to be slaves to The Skilled for ten years out of their lives where they are treated as not-humans.
Literally once they sign the papers, they lose their human-identity and are legitimately “things” or “slaves”.
It’s horribly a good start to a story, don’t you think?
Well, I for one was super excited about it. But I kind of feel disappointed with what I read.
The characters were just thrown around. I couldn’t keep up with all the characters I was suppose to have remembered from 100 pages back that was mentioned that one time during that one chapter. And I just didn’t really care for the main characters either towards the middle.
When it first started, I was like whoa whoa buddy this is going to be good, and it was! It truly was going great! But then I got kind of.. bored. Characters didn’t really grow and conflict was kind of eh.
Luke and Abi were the only one’s I cared a little for. And the ending would have been legitimately mind-blowing if my heart ached for the characters involved.
I was just a little sad.
Maybe I built it up so much that not even Sarah J Maas could have reached my goals.