Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author D.R. Windsor.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
When seventeen-year-old Eriah Collingwood gets recruited into the Melange – the governing division of America – not only does he free himself from the limitations of the camps, but he also sets out to save his father’s life with a dangerous quest to retrieve the elixir of life.
During the challenging integration process, Eriah struggles to work alongside his fellow recruits, discovering an expanding conflict when he finds himself involved in an overwhelming case that might solve the mystery behind the loss of his childhood memories.
As the integration advances, he experiences the ultimate test: controlling the sinister device that he was implanted with at ten years old - it threatens to dismantle his entire plan. Some of the consequences of the decisions that follow might be disastrous enough to unfold his apparently imperfect life.
My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars
This was quite a complex dystopian story, with a couple of twists.
Eriah worked hard to get where he wanted to go in this book, even if his big mouth could have gotten him in trouble at times. He did seem to care a lot about his parents though, even if his actions weren’t 100% by the rule.
The storyline in this was quite complex, and there was quite a lot of world building. I did find it a little confusing in places, and found I had to concentrate really hard to keep track of what was going on. I also found that the storyline went in a direction I hadn’t thought it would go at the start, and there were a couple of twists that I didn’t see coming.
The ending to this was okay, although it was clear that the story would continue in the next book.
Overall; complex dystopian, but I had a bit of trouble following it at times.
6.5 out of 10