A friend of mine that writes recommended this book on her Facebook. I usually A) get bored with a story very easily and either give up or takes me an eternity to finish, or B) get completely sucked in. Since I just downloaded it on a whim I didn't read any review or plot line. (I know i'm such an impulse buyer) So I didn't know what to expect. At first I thought "ok a little different and almost cheesy". I got a "Hunger Games" kind of vibe when it came to the colonies, and I was waiting for it to end up like "Twilight". (gag me now, and yes I did read the whole Twilight series waiting for it to get better. Please don't lynch me twihards) Anyways, I ended up getting completely sucked in. I read the whole thing in less than two days. I haven't been that sucked in by a book in a long while. The pace was good, I think the plot was set up pretty decently for the most part, and you get attached to the characters. I loved the relationships between them all! I'm trying my best not to give any spoilers, but I'm a team Connor kind of girl. Trying my best not to give anything a way, but I'm curious to see how the rest of the story plays out relationship wise. I feel a twist coming that made me think as a writer (if it were me) I would totally get it, but at the same time as a girl I want to scream. LOL! Like I mentioned earlier, I bought this on a whim. So, when I was done it hit me that it was part of a series. My poor husband had to listen to me rant for a good hour or two about the book/characters and how I had to wait to see what happens next. I really in all honesty cannot wait for the next installment! Best of luck to the writer!