I just got an awesome review from Caitlin at The Books and Beyond. She was very encouraging awesome to talk with, and had an extremely comprehensive review! Some of my favorite parts (because of course I had to run out and read it right away) are:

“What I really like about this book is that the to POV’s that Chanda wrote were the different sides of society in a way. Sure, they both agreed on the same things, but Socrates is a higher ranking and has a million things to worry about while Mira only knows what she’s been taught all her life. I like how the POV’s weren’t because they were interested in each other but it was merely because they are, in a way, connected. And I really like how Will and Mira didn’t rush their relationship even if what they felt was instant.”

And then there was this part…

“The bravery in Mira, thinking about her sister and brother, was astounding. It was nice to read about a girl who doesn’t want to die, to be on the brink of turning back, and at the last minute deciding to die. Not that it was nice, but in other books, the character is adamant about dying for the greater good like their life means nothing. Like they aren’t afraid. But in reality, of course you’re afraid to die. And Chanda did a nice job of showing that.”

She also had some really great constructive criticisms that I know I can use to make my next books that much better. So thank you, Caitlin, for the awesome review, I really appreciate it. I encourage everyone to head on over to her blog to check out both my review and everything else she has to offer.

—-> The Books and Beyond blog