First of all, the cover of this book is gorgeous! And the book itself wasn't bad either ;)
Zoe was just a normal girl living in the not-too-distant future known as the Community. Well, normal being a relative term. You see, in this future, everyone has a chip inserted to suppress all emotions and feelings...so basically they're freakin' robots. Supposedly all these emotions and whatnot brought down the Old World, and in order to live in peace, going emotionless was, apparently, the best option (not that the people of the Earth had an option to start with).
So, Zoe has been glitching lately, feeling emotions she didn't know existed, and to top it all off, it seems she's developed telekinesis. Zoe is terrified that someone might find out her secret. If that happened, she risks being deactivated. But there is someone who may be able to help her with this. And what Zoe doesn't realize is that her destiny is greater than she could possibly imagine.
I loved the originality in this book! I mean, sure it's a dystopia with teenagers rebelling against the government, and there are quite a few books like that out there. But the fact in this future everyone is controlled by the chip, everyone is emotionless, and told what to do? All these small unique details made the story that much better! But life in the Community just sounds plain awful and much too controlling! They're basically robots!
Zoe was such a naive girl, but what would you expect of someone who has been told what to do her whole 16 years of life? But I loved getting to see her explore this other world she didn't know about and learning about all these overwhelming emotions. I think the way Heather described emotions a feelings was just brilliant! I don't know if it could've been done any better.
I ADORED Adrien! He was just so patient with her and SO sweet and caring and gorgeous and OhMyGods I could go on forever about him!
Another guy I could go on forever about: Max. Man, this kid. He's made the characters-I-wish-were-real-just-so-I-can-strangle-them list...that's how much I HATED him! He seriously got under my skin! At first I liked him (I have a thing for guys with dimples) then he started being weird and...Ugh! You should just take a look at my Reading Progress from Goodreads...
Yep, lots of complaining. I don't think I've done so much complaining in my life! I just couldn't stand him by the end of the book! He just disgusts me! But please note that I also drool over Adrien quite a bit ;) I think that balances things out ;)
All in all, I ADORED this book! There was tons of action and more than romance so wonderful I couldn't get enough of it! Even though I complained so much about Max, that's a good thing! I love books that can make me feel these strong emotions! And that also means that I actually care what happens to these characters!
So if you LOVE dystopians, I think I found your new love ;)
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)