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Eighteen-year-old Blanca has lived a sheltered life. Her
entire childhood has been spent at Tabula Rasa School where she’s been
protected from the Internet.
Blanca has never been online and doesn’t even know how to
text. Her lack of a virtual footprint makes her extremely valuable, and upon
graduation, Blanca and those like her are sold to the highest bidders.
Blanca is purchased by Cal McNeal, who uses her to achieve
personal gain. But the McNeals are soon horrified by just how obedient and
non-defiant Blanca is. All those mind-numbing years locked away from society
have made her mind almost impenetrable.
By the time Blanca is ready to think for herself, she is
trapped. Her only chance of escape is to go online.
If I could give this book 5 million stars, I would. This book completely blew my mind, it was unlike anything I have ever read! No, I'm serious. The concept and plot line of this one is uniquely 100 percent original; which is part of the reason why I want to give it so many stars. I mean, just imagine if our world became corrupt with technology and our virtual realities, with us needed to document every moment, and then having a small group of people be completely shut-out from this. If that doesn't scream unique, I don't know what does. I've never heard of a premise of a book quite like this. And man did Jennifer do an amazing job with taking this cool idea and running with it. She has captivated me, I can't even begin to describe and process how many aspects this book has in it. But here's me trying; it's got romance, manipulation, some betrayal, some mystery, some sci-tech, and a whole lot of futuristic awesomeness!
The technology in this one was literally off-the-chain. Wow, tone it down fangirl side of me. No one says "off-the-chain" anymore. But as you can tell, it totally has my nerd side spazzing out. I mean can you imagine being able to post, tweet, gram, like, share, and snap, all from your fingertips! I can, and would totally jump at the chance, but with some precautions. I can thank Jennifer for kind of freaking me out about that kind of technology. But even then, finger-chips sound so cool! I can say, running a blog with a pair of those would probably be easy. But even with some cool tech, Jennifer created a very nice balance between no tech and high tech that doesn't distract readers from the main plot. Only satisfying nerds and geeks alike with cool futuristic tech that we can appreciate.
Now it did take a while for the plot to develop, and for me to get into the story. At first glimpse, I thought that this wasn't going to be my kind of book. It opened with Blanca and a peek into her sheltered life. And now that I look back at it, Jennifer did something that was really remarkable. She made Blanca sound like she was shut-off from the world with her word choice, which is ingenious. But starting out, it felt kinda dry and mono-toned, making me a little hesitant to dive more into the book. But once I did, holy cow! I fell in love with it! After the first few chapters, you get thrown into this new world, just as Blanca was. More characters get introduced like, Fatima, Ms. Lydia, Cal, and my favorite; Seth. All these characters are really reliable and very lovable. If I could make Seth by boyfriend, and Cal either a step-dad or uncle, my life would be made. Fatima would be an awesome sister. And Ms. Lydia sounds like she would be a teacher? I'm going to go with teacher. Anyway I found it very easy to relate and connect with the characters throughout this one. Even Blanca, who at first sounded like a loyal cyborg, or something, she really grow on me about half-way through the book. By the end, Blanca was easily one of my favorites too, right there with Seth and Cal. And after the story picked up, the plot really unfolded.
And that was when the craziness started to happen! The plot twists started to happen, you didn't know what was around the next corner, or around the next bend. That's when the tension stared to pressurize, romances started to pick up, manipulation and betrayal were on the rise, and it was very hard to predict what was going to happen next! Jennifer built up everything so perfectly, that it had me on the edge of my seat. And boy did she deliver a twist that I literally through the book on the other side of the room out of pure frustration and astonishment. I couldn't believe what I just read. I couldn't handle not knowing what was going to happen, that I stayed up until 7 a.m. finishing this one. And it couldn't have ended anymore perfectly! My feels have been shot, and I can't wait to get the next on in my hands!
So, just to recap. This has to be one of my favorite reads of this year. Jennifer if you a reading this, thank you for sharing your story with me and the world. You have left me breathless with your creative and unique plot line, and your writing style! I highly recommend you add this one to you TBR pile immediately! I don't want you to miss this incredible story, that I hope leaves you with wanting more, just like I do. So, until then Jennifer, I will be waiting!
Disclaimer: I received this book for free, and gave my honest opinion on this book, and did not have the fact that I got the book for free sway my review in anyway.
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