If you’ve enjoyed YA dystopian books like Divergent, Hunger Games, and The Maze Runner, I highly recommend this book.
Jocelyn/Sunny is a human-enhanced teenager, and is a very sympathetic character to root for. Trying her best to live life as well as she knows how, she goes through each day with a positive attitude, almost child-like in character, as the toughest challenges imaginable are thrown at her from the powers that be at Camp Holliwell. This existence is almost robotic in nature, until she meets Seth. Part surly, part hunky guy with few options in life, Seth has volunteered to become enhanced. Of course he doesn’t have a clue what he is getting into, and once he does it’s too late to get out. Then he meets Sunny and his sense of justice and humanity supersedes his desire to only look out for number one. I loved their give and take relationship and how he is a catalyst for Jocelyn becoming a kick-ass heroine.
As the challenges for survival mount, Jocelyn discovers there is far more to life than her guarded world at Holliwell. Inquisitive and smart, Jocelyn, with the help of Seth, goes about unraveling the secrets about her real life, the one she had ripped away from her, the family she’d lost, and the devious, world-changing plans at the camp. No way will she sit by and let this horror play out, but will her plan be enough to overpower the scientific and military forces at the government-run camp?
Tricia Cerrone has created a fabulous and diverse cast of characters, all superbly written and believable, and each contributing a special ingredient to this twisted and full-bodied story. The intricate and unique plot keeps the reader fully engaged throughout the adventure.
Great, innovative storyline with edge-of-seat action while still managing to tug on the heartstrings. The reader cannot miss the needed doses of humor and sweet romance injected into this enhanced dystopian gem!
If you like diversity in your romance characters, consider the Heartlandia trilogy from Harlequin Special Edition