My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Kindle Scout
Genre: YA Dystopian
Book Description: You're dead, Summer Dawn Rae.
When Summer Rae is stolen from the moment of her own death and taken to a future where mankind is dying, it is with the hope that she, and other teenagers like her, can save it. But after only a short time in the future, Summer discovers a darker side to the altruistic reasons behind her abduction. She is determined to fulfill her purpose in a world gone literally mad, but can an ordinary girl save a whole world when she only cares about saving one person?
My thoughts: Sometimes you come across a book that makes you think. It makes you think about your actions and the difference that one person can make. This book did that for me.
Summer is a teen who is dealing with some hard things. She and her twin sister, Winter, live with a relative. Their father has not been a part of their lives and their mother has passed away. They are different in personality, but bonded and there for each other.
Summer is a little rebellious. She does not take things at face value. She questions. She follows her conscience. She pushes the limits. Her personality makes a very interesting story. I love that she is a strong character with high morals. She doesn't give in or up when faced with hard choices. She takes the difficult road to make things better for society, instead of thinking of just herself. She looks beneath the surface of a problem and tries to find solutions.
The book deals with some tough issues. The world of the future is infertile. Everyone has been exposed to an STD and babies are born infected. The disease has both mental and physical complications. Summer and about 150 others are brought from the scene of their deaths into the future to populate society. They are put in an optimal environment to date, fall in love, get married, and then procreate.
As you can guess, this is a dystopian novel, the situation is not perfect. Below the surface the deal is rotten. People from the past may not fall in love with others that were born during that time frame, because EVERYONE is infected. Her role is to fall in love with someone from the past. Unfortunately, she has feelings for the soldier that pulled save her from her accident and brought her to the future.
This book has elements of romance, political corruption, suspense, time travel, and a strong heroine. It consider it a clean read. There is some violence, kissing, and innuendo.
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