But differences weren't always a bad thing. People used to think being unique was one of the most treasured of traits to have. Now, the Superiors, who ruthlessly control the concrete cities with an iron fist, are obsessed with creating a 'raceless' race. They are convinced this is the only way to avoid another war. Any anomalies must be destroyed.
The Superiors are unstoppable and can do anything they want. After all, they are considered superheroes by the general public. But not everyone sees them this way. When they continue to abuse their power by collecting young girls for use in their secret, high-tech breeding program, they have no idea that one of those girls has somehow managed to make friends even she didn't know she had. And one man will stop at nothing to save her.
I don't even know how I'm able to form coherent sentences after finishing that book. I didn't even know it was possible to have ones heart broken into such little pieces.
To better express my thoughts of this story, let me share with you some of my Goodread's status updates:
"Well... I wanna punch someone in the face. By someone, I mean a lot of someones."
"I'm fairly certain I've said, "HOLY CRAP!" no less than 200000000 times today"
"I'm going to need some time to process what I read. And to cry a bit."
I should have known what to expect, what with it being dystopian and all... but it felt like as soon as you started accepting what was going on, something else happened and you're all, "OH MAI GAWD!"
One thing I'd like to point out... there was a bit where it felt like I was watching an episode of Doctor Who. A specific one. I shan't name it, because spoilers. (But River is involved in that one, I love her.) Anyway, that part made me raise my eyebrow and it was probably my least favorite part of the story.
With the audible version, I felt the narrator, although she did a pretty good job, could have been better. Especially with the accents. A big part of the story relied on the many cultures - and she used some accents but didn't use others.
Other than that, there are feels. Lots of them. If you think everything is going fine and full of happiness - IT IS A LIE! I highly recommend this book, and also a box of tissues.