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This book is centered around the character Sloane and her experience after being one of the "Chosen Ones" who defeated the Dark One. It took a couple of chapters to get an understanding of their world, but you are left with many questions that you have to keep reading to get the answers to. I love how the book has news articles or memos intertwined with the chapters so you can read other perspectives outside of Sloane's.
Sloane is a fierce female character much like other YA novels, but her world and story are unique and complex. There are surprising turns in every chapter. If you enjoy books such as Divergent, Harry Potter, or The Hunger Games, I would highly recommend this book. I think maybe the best thing about it for me is that it is a stand-alone novel, no waiting for the next book to come out so you can finish the story!
What I mostly hated was the lesbian erasure—what is the point of adding a lesbian character if you’re going to remove her from all the action? It’s the equivalent of JK’s “Dumbledore was gay” tweet. Same goes for Matt being black: sure you had him be The Chosen One in the original battle but then oops we didn’t kill the villain after all, here’s a white girl to finish the job. Sorry, babe, diversity isn’t something you can just sprinkle on like sprinkles on a cake.
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I love the universe created by Veronica Roth, once again we meet her characters in Chicago and find real characters with emotional and physical pain that will get you rely to them quickly. You'll love, hate, cry with them, and wish for a second book.