But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they’re set on convincing Vi to become one of them….starting by brainwashed 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.
What I like about the characters: Their personalities. They are each so individually developed that they feel real. Vi (the MC) is tough--way tough. And she thinks for herself (when she isn't being brainwashed, LOL).
And Jag. Can I just say Totally Swoon-worthy? That sums him up in a nutshell. (Plus he sorta looks like my dear husband ;-D)
What I like about the writing: Voice, voice, voice!!! The voice is what sets this book apart from every other dystopian novel out there. Vi is the narrator and she's hilarious. Hers is a voice you don't forget and you could recognize anywhere.
The other thing: Elana does such a masterful job of weaving mystery and uncertainty into this book that you'll not be able to put it down once you pick it up. She's BRILLIANT!