by Jessica Shirvington
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What if it could be used against you and the ones you love?
Eight years ago, Mercer Corporation's M-Bands became mandatory. An evolution of the smartphone, the bracelets promised an easier life. Instead, they have come to control it.
Two years ago, Maggie Stevens watched helplessly as one of the people she loved most was taken from her, shattering her world as she knew it. Now, Maggie is ready. And Quentin Mercer - heir to the M-Corp empire - has become key to Maggie's plan.
But as the pieces of her dangerous design fall into place, could Quentin's involvement destroy everything she's fought for?
In a world full of broken promises, the ones Maggie must keep could be the most heartbreaking.
Kritters Thoughts: There are many YA dystopians, but when I read the synopsis of this one, it just had me and I had to read it.
Maggie was the best character. I loved her drive and her want to find the truth. Unlike other dystopians she didn't spend the majority of the book bucking the new rules of this new system but instead searching just for the truth about her father and her family. I liked that it didn't center around her being an anarchist - instead finding the truth.
I don't read a ton of YA, but when I do I read either contemporary or dystopian and I love reading about a different United States if the rules have changed and the world is flipped upside down. I love reading about humans having to live by a different set of rules and especially if it goes against our own human experience and what makes us people - our right of choice and our ability to love.
I will say that this book definitely ended on a cliffhanger and I knew going in that there would be a book two, but I don't love that the book wasn't ok on its own. I like books even though they are part of a series to have the ability to stand on their own. This one didn't.
I am definitely counting down the days for book two, I need to know where this story goes.
Rating: perfect YA read
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from Harper 360. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.