*I received this book from the author in return for an honest review*
"Before you stands the future."
Straight-laced, sixteen-year-old Rebecca can't wait for her Acceptance. A fancy ball, eligible bachelors, and her debut as an official member of society. Instead, the Machine rejects Rebecca. Labeled as a future criminal, she's shipped off to a life sentence in a lawless penal colony.
A life behind barbed-wire fences with the world's most dangerous people terrifies Rebecca. She reluctantly joins a band of misfit teens in a risky escape plan, complete with an accidental fiancé she's almost certain she can learn to love.
But freedom comes with a price. To escape a doomed future and prove her innocence, Rebecca must embrace the criminal within.
I was in the mood for a dystopian and this one was the only one (besides George Orwell) that I own and haven't read yet.
This book was really entertaining! I read it in 24 hours (which is a big thing for me) and I just kept reading.
Then why gave I this one 4 stars instead of 5? There were three things that bothered me:
1. The way women were treated and the seperation things between men and women. A dystopian is a genre takes place in the future, so by now you'd think that those things will be already gone.
2. Raping. Just no.
3. Rebecca falls in love with this guy in the middle of the book when an other guy kisses her. We get to know that in the middle of the book, even though she thought about that as soon as she gets there (well not that soon, but in the beginning). It was so suddenly that I thought: what?!
I really like the story though and it was great there was a minor lesbian romance in it as well (even though it's a minor thing, yay for variety!)
If you're in the mood for a dystopian and you want to read something that isn't hyped up (yet): it's worth the read!
Are you going to read Rite of Rejection?