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.
Rosa was easy to like, and I think that's what drew me in to her story. She, of course, does have a love interest in Joseph, a boy from the same community as her. It was a little like Romeo and Juliet, in that they were in two different classes in society, and neither one had any say in what path they wanted to follow in life, as everything was controlled by those in charge. What sets her apart from everyone else, in what the Superiors hope will be a “raceless” society is her eyes. She has heterochromia, where one eye is blue and one is brown. This itself is enough to set her apart, and I thought it was an interesting trait to give her, but one I liked as well.
Overall, I'd recommend this book to readers who enjoyed The Hunger Games as mentioned earlier, and YA fiction in general. I'm interested in seeing how this series continues, and would like to read the sequel at some point. My rating is 4/5 platypires.