Series: The Glimpse, #2
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Release Date: June 6, 2013
Genres: Dystopia, Science Fiction, YA
Source: Received in exchange for review
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London, in the not-so-distant future. Society has been divided into Pures and Crazies according to the results of a DNA test.
But seventeen-year-old Ana, whose father invented the Pure test, has uncovered a recording with dangerous evidence that the tests are fake. Ana has escaped her father and made it to the Enlightenment Project - a secluded protest group living on the outskirts of the City.
Back in the arms of Cole nothing is simple. Some in the Project believe her presence jeopardises their safety, others interpret her coming as part of their prophetic Writings. When the recording Ana stole goes viral, the Project comes under attack. Now Ana's father isn't the only one looking for her. She's come to the attention of Evelyn Knight, the Chairman of the Board - a powerful woman with a sinister plan. Ana must take greater risks than ever to unravel the truth and discover the secrets that lie beneath the Pure test. But unlike her father, the Chairman doesn't want her safely home. She wants Ana's spirit crushed, permanently. And she will destroy everyone Ana cares about to do it.
I feel like I’m coming to the point where I just am so sick of the same stupid books that I have zero effort to rant about it. Books like The Fall suck all the energy out of my body, leaving me nothing but empty frustration.
Dear The Fall,
It is in my greatest reluctance to write, for what is to fourth-come is my dreary thoughts that have been dried up after reading you.
I don’t think I’ll ever remember you. I already have forgotten you. You are easily forgettable. You are easily replaced. With something better. With something more worth my time. With something more worth my effort. Maybe if I read you first I would have loved you more? But I have read enough of your type of books. The same old. The same boring. The same cliché. The same old boring cliché novels that suck all my love for reading at times. However then I forget you and pick up another novel, not the old boring cliché novel like you are.
Your brain, is weak and illogical. I cannot bear character who speaks the words and does the actions. She’s not genuine, she’s whiny and effete. She’s not relatable, she’s impromptu and stubborn. For the main character- your brain- is not convincing, and I do not wish to befriend such stupidity. But not that I hate her. She’s okay at times, she has compassion and does what she deems right, but the brain is not always right. And The Fall, your brain, to my greatest sorrow, is never correct.
Your heart, it is unreliable but still works. After all, if it did not, then you wouldn’t be alive, you wouldn’t be working. The Fall, you are here with a working heart, but you are wheezing for breath, struggling to keep your hands on the cliff. Your world, your plot- your heart- is not unique. It is odd, it does not suit you at all. I was not caught by your hearty intentions, this structure of world was not entrapping. This plot was so typical. For your heart is the same, it isn’t independent like other dystopias.
Your soul, is lame. It’s not chemistry, hell, it’s not even science. Your brain says hi to amazing strangers, but it’s never as sweet to your love. To your Soul. Mate. And when it is, I feel like I need a toilet stop. To puke. I don’t like to puke. So cheesy and angst-driven, it can be. Your soul is unreliable, it could slip from your body if your brain sees someone else, then you are no one. The Fall, you are no one. No book, I mean.
I am so sorry you and I could not connect. I am sorry I didn’t like your brain (main character), your heart (world and idea) and your soul (romance). I don’t need to see you again. I don’t wish to see you again. I don’t want to see you again.
~Thank you Allen and Unwin for sending me this copy!~
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