Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release Date: November 18th 2014
Rate: 4 out of 5 stars
(This review may contain spoilers).
I was quite surprised that I managed to finish this book as quickly as I did. (That’s what comes of somehow having two blog tours on the same day…) This was a book that, I felt, lived up to the expectations I had when I originally read the blurb.
The idea about memories being contained in links was quite an intriguing one. I was a bit confused about why there were some people who didn’t have those links, at least at first, but as the book went on, I found it easier to understand.
I found Genesis a character who was really easy to relate to. I was a bit unsure of her at first (I’ve had some bad luck with first-person characters), but I was very quickly pulled into her head.
I was particularly relieved to see that there wasn’t even a hint of a love triangle. Then again, it seemed like Genesis had enough on her hands when she was dealing with just Kalen. It probably would have been a lot harder on her if there had been two guys involved and all of the issues raised there.
I thought it was really interesting to see the differences between the two different factions. The idea of memories being so easy to steal is a particularly scary one. It would be awful to suddenly find you were missing even a day… let alone much longer.
One of the frightening things about this book (in my opinion) was how easy it was to control the population. Unfortunately, that’s a fairly realistic issue. People throughout history have hated others just because they’re slightly different in appearance or background… and it’s an attitude that’s prevalent now, too. There are certain things on television that, frankly, have made me ashamed of humanity.
Moving on… I particularly liked the romance in this book. It was believable and I found myself rooting for the characters.
The ending was slightly disappointing, but not enough to detract from my enjoyment of this book. It would definitely be interesting to read a sequel that dealt with the aftermath of the events at the end of this. I feel there’s a lot that could be explored further with this world and the characters.