Publication Date: October 30, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Select
Genre: Dystopian | Romance | Science Fiction | Young Adult
I thought the story was uniquely presented. The basis for the story is the classic Humans want to find aliens and claim they will be peaceful, but then humans realize they are the most important species and do not want peace with said aliens anymore, so they start a war. This kind of idea is very widespread in the Sci-Fi genre and it is probably pretty accurate. Humans are a pretty selfish species. And we are also addicted to looking for life on other planets; but, if we found it, would it satisfy us?
Ari is a good character. I liked her. She had to make some pretty difficult decisions when it came to what she was brought up to do vs. what she felt was the right thing to do. She is a strong character, physically and emotionally, for the most part. She has been trained her whole life to be this way. I also liked Jackson. I liked his personality and how he seemed to really care about Ari. What irked me about him, though, was how he demanded the truth from Ari and she had to defy her family and everything she knew in order to help him, but he couldn't tell her the whole truth about himself. It was a bit irritating and caused me to not 100% like Jackson.
I will be reading the second book in the series, Hover. I would recommend this book to lovers of Sci-Fi alien stories. I thought the story was creative and worth reading.
"You don't get it. This isn't a game. You have to trust me, or everyone you know will die."