Author: Sarah Negovetich
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia
Release Date: 4th December 2014
Publishers: Patchwork Press
No. Pages: 320
Straight-laced, sixteen-year-old Rebecca can’t wait for her Acceptance. A fancy ball, eligible bachelors, and her debut as an official member of society. Instead, the Machine rejects Rebecca. Labeled as a future criminal, she’s shipped off to a life sentence in a lawless penal colony.
A life behind barbed wire fences with the world’s most dangerous people terrifies Rebecca. She reluctantly joins a band of misfit teens in a risky escape plan, complete with an accidental fiancé she’s almost certain she can learn to love.
But freedom comes with a price. To escape a doomed future and prove her innocence, Rebecca must embrace the criminal within.
I got this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.
At the beginning of the book I felt like the plot wasn't explaining much of this dystopian world, I felt like the explanation wasn't too detailed and I still had questions afterwards. Through the book I finally got to understand the concept of this dystopian world. The story is really easy to read and you fly through this book, the chapters are so short! The ending was gripping and I really need to read the next book to find out what happened, what an intense way of ending a book!
The writing is from Rebecca's point of view and I absolutely loved how Sarah wrote this book, there are may twists in that book that I surely did not expect.
At the beginning, our main character, Rebecca doesn't knows what to do and she is basically lost. Towards the end you can see how much this character has grown and I was honestly rooting for her then, In the beginning I have to admit she was quite whiny and annoying but she went through so much and I love that Sarah reflected those experiences on her growth.
Also what I really liked about this book is the importance that family was to Rebecca, she never forgot about her mother or father and they weren't in the background, or forgotten. She constantly thought of them and kept bringing them back in the story.
I would recommend this book to anyone that is a Dystopian Young Adult lover and really just wants a quick read, because this book is so easy to go through.
I gave this book ★★★★ on Goodreads