Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn…and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi’s future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.
But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they’re set on convincing Vi to become one of them…starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can’t leave Zenn in the Thinkers’ hands, but she’s wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous–everything Zenn’s not. Vi can’t quite trust Jag and can’t quite resist him, but she also can’t give up on Zenn.
This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.
If you look at it this book has everything I expect from an awesome book. Super pretty cover! I Love the butterfly in the ice, I love white , I love the simplicity. The premise sounds amazing and I expected a very awesome dystopian Sci Fi magic mix novel that I would absolutely enjoy,.
This is how I went into this book ….
The premise indeed sounds super interesting and I think the combination of dystopian with Sci Fi but also with a bit of magic could have been pretty awesome. Vi and also other society members are brainwashed constantly to make them good and loyal citizens. This idea itself is very scary… Vi lives in a world full of rules and constant supervision with no room from self development. But Vi always was trying to be rebellious and she wanted to think for herself.
The characters are very unique and Vi is a really strong female lead, she’s kick ass and smart but in the end… I found her also to be whiny and I truly couldn’t connect with her. I didn’t love her.
Also, her and Jag’s love wasn’t real for me at all. They fell for each other so fast and hard that it wasn’t believable for me, I didn’t feel their love and butterflies and I’m still not sure if it was real love or a manipulation of sorts.
Jag also frustrated me. I tried to like him, but he left Vi alone a few times and left without good reason other than being pissed at her for saying something. (Ok honestly, this is hard to describe without any spoilers) But some of those scenes made me put the book away, taking a deep breath before I could read on.