Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Acid Review

431 pages

2113. In Jenna Strong’s world, ACID – the most brutal, controlling police force in history – rule supreme. No throwaway comment or muttered dissent goes unnoticed – or unpunished. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna away for life, for a bloody crime she struggles to remember. The only female inmate in a violent high-security prison, Jenna has learned to survive by any means necessary. And when a mysterious rebel group breaks her out, she must use her strength, speed and skill to stay one step ahead of ACID – and to uncover the truth about what really happened on that dark night two years ago.

This is one of those fast-paced novels that have you excited and on the edge of your seat. Jenna is a strong main character although she didn't start out that way. Jenna has had to develop a tough exterior and as the only female in a prison you can just imagine the things she has had to go through to survive. The traits I love best about Jenna are that she is physically strong and not afraid to stand up for herself. Although there are other characters in this novel, you don't get a sense of them as much as you do of Jenna. ACID is completely corrupt and the things that they do are exceptionally underhanded. I really enjoyed the newspaper clippings at the beginning of each chapter as they gave a better sense of life under ACID and how things are sometimes twisted in the media. Although there are flashbacks on Jenna's life, I wasn't able to get a full sense of what her life was like before prison and I doubt we ever will. There was a lot of action and danger which makes this an exciting read. I definitely recommend this novel if you like dystopian fiction.


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