About the Book
Okay, so it starts out interesting. The main character, Clara, lives in a genetically modified society. People are created to do specific types of jobs. Clara is a Compassionate, which means she's been modified to best work in the medical field. One example for this is she had giraffe DNA that helps her to need only a few hours of sleep each night. There's a few other groups of people as well... there's the types that are more physically fit, ones made to work more technical fields, entertainers, people created for pleasure, and I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting.
Everything is pretty good toward the beginning. I got an understanding of how the society worked and whatnot. I did find the explanations to be awkward though. I'm used to a narrator that's in first person POV explaining things as if it was done from their knowledge and whatnot, but too often I found this was broken to make the reader understand things easier. It seemed like a cop out, to be honest, instead of trying to find a way to show things in a way that would be in Clara's words but also something I would comprehend.
Around halfway through the story it just got ridiculous. Pretty sure I spent most of the time I was reading rolling my eyes. Pretty much once Hawk becomes a predominate character it just starts going downhill. And the romance between him and Clara was cringe worthy. There's also a number of typos - mostly with grammar. I swear the only reason I didn't stop reading this book and mark it a DNF was because of the Boho Book Club.
It got a little too Christiany. It mentions Clara knows about all these religions and whatnot, but it's only the Bible that's used. It just got frustrating.
The end was pretty interesting again, like the beginning. Still, I have no interest in continuing this series.