Two centuries after a devastating disease wipes out most of the population, an island nation has endured by isolating themselves and living under strict military rules of survival of the fittest. Arcadia has been marked as unworthy as a baby because of her weak immune system, but she has tried in her own small way to fight the unfair system. When a mysterious solider arrives at her home, she embarks on a journey in which she discovers the truth not just about her society but also herself.
Unworthy is a really enjoyable dystopia which was fast paced and action-packed. It has an interesting plot and it was unique as it was set in New Zealand instead of the usual America.
Dia is a tough and competent character who I like as she thinks for herself. Alex is strong and conflicted as he is a soldier who follows orders but has a past which has scarred him. I like that there was no insta-love but still potential for romance in the next book.
The end was a bit predictable but I am still looking forward to the next book, Pureborn. I would recommend Unworthy to fans of YA dystopian novels.