by Marie Lu
4 stars320 pages
Published Nov. 29, 2011 by Putnam Juvenile
This was just the book that I needed to get over a super crappy book I had just previously read. (See post below.)
Marie Lu really knows how to write an exciting, intriguing story - complete with decent character development, evil bad guys and a bit of computer hacking! I loved it.
I did think the torture scenes were a little too gleefully gratuitous, hence the one star docking. And I didn't like some of the characters doing a complete 180 - first they hate, now they don't. Or conversely, nice guy turns uber-evil. It was a bit jarring.
But overall, I deem it a fantastic book. No swearing, yay!
I've added #2 and #3 to my to-read list. Thankfully the last in the trilogy was just published, so no having to wait for the next one to come out!!
I can recommend to all!