I am never really any good with these things, I kind of feel like I am at a job interview. So let's see, what can I tell you about me and my little blog thingy? Ok well I am an avid reader and have been doing since I first learned how. About a year ago I became a part of the review world. I am in no way a professional and I pretty much do it for the fun of it. I have no rules and no guidelines for myself, well except for I always have to be completely honest. And you can tell by my reviews that I have posted so far that I have no problem at all with that. I add my personality to every review and I know things don't always make sense but I bet you laughed(hopefully). I usually stick to romance books but I have been know to pick up others if the cover and synopsis garb my attention. I currently help out on a couple blogs and reviews teams plus I am an occasionally guest reviewer on one.
To tell you about me well, I am a 30+ year old stay at home mom. I went completely blind about two years ago. But with a couple of eyes surgeries I now have complete vision back in one eye. I have a serious weakness for tattoos and I am currently proudly showing off 12 of my own. Yeahhhh, so that's it for now.
I received this book for an honest review.
Ok well, I made myself read to 49% and had to stop, I honestly wanted to stop sooner but I wanted to make it to at least 50%. I got close enough, plus that was the end of the chapter lol. So let me first start of by telling you that, I in no way found this book to be bad. There were no problems with the story, the writing or the characters. The reason I stopped reading it was because I just couldn't get into it. Dystopian type books are rarely my thing. I have actually only read a couple that I have been able to finish. But I will gladly review what I did read.
We get to meet some interesting characters in this book and there situation is pretty unique. I liked how the author went with race instead of "caste" for how people were separated or judged. It wasn't about money or your status, well not fully, but about what ethnicity you were. Whites were with white, Chinese were with Chinese and so on. They were all treated pretty good. But the ones that were looked down upon and treated like there were lepers were the mixed race. It didn't matter what you were mixed with, you were all thrown together and pretty much treated like you were back in the Holocaust. It was crazy. So we get to meet Rain, Daktari and Zi, all mixed teens who were taken from their homes and thrown in to the Indy Mixed Zone. I like all of them, I liked Rains spirit and strength, Zi was feisty and never gave up and Daktari was sweet and had such a caring nature. They all complemented each other. It was great watching them make it through everyday life in the hell they were thrown into just for being born. They were so strong and tried to not let it bring them down. A little bit into the story we get to meet sweet and swoony Jabari, Cole and Marcello. Jabari plays an important part in Rain's life. It was like these two were destined to meet and make everything right. I mean, I really did like all the characters. Rain and Jabari were so good together, I don't think the author could of made a better couple for this book. From what I did read they have all come together to try and complete a great and impossible mission. They just all want to be happy and free and to live their lives the way they were meant to be lived. So will they ever make this dream come true?
So like I had said earlier, what I did read was pretty good. I just sadly couldn't get into this story. But what I did get read was pact full of adventure, growth and love. It was a sweet story, a little gooey sweet at times, but it was good. I found no problems with the writing. It flowed and kept you intrigued and made you always want to know what was going to happen next or what the newest plan was. I really did want to know if they were able to finish what they had started to put together. The characters were lovable even though at times they were a little to young for me and were kind of like I said, gooey sweet lol. I am pretty sure that one day i will be picking up this book and finishing because I have to know what happens.
My song for this book: Prayer of the Refugee by Rise Against.