Saturday 17 November 2012


3 Stars/5

Thanks to Netgalley and Macmillan-Tor/Forge for giving me this book to review.

Evie is the Daughter of the People, the perfect genetic specimen chosen by Mother. Mother set up the refuge for survivors of the War in Elysium, which is located underwater, and has adopted Evie as Daughter. Evie’s “life is just about perfect” until Gavin a Surface Dweller finds his way in and challenges all she thinks she knows about Elysium and Mother.

The storyline is quite fast paced and keeps you hooked. The world is quite nicely described and allows you to draw your own conclusions about what has happened. The plot development is a bit predictable, with a few twists, that you can guess at but aren’t sure of before they happen.

Evie is an interesting character, as she questions what she has been told about her whole life, and tries to do the best she can. We do not find out as much about Gavin’s personality or character just that he is different to how the People have been told Surface Dwellers are.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed Under the Never Sky or any light dystopian books

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