Surviving in a corrupt world fifteen years after the earthquake that destroyed the country, sixteen-year-old Arys lives in one of the tribes, always changing location due to the Hunters.
Nobody knows where they came from, or why they hunt the survivors, keeping everyone in the tribes in constant fear.
When Arys discovers that her twin sister, thought to be dead, also survived the destruction and is living amongst other survivors in a safe haven known as the Compound, Arys leaves her tribe to find her. Heading towards the Compound, Arys journeys with her best friend Kai, not knowing how much her life will be thrown into a plot she knows nothing about.
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(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review). (This review may contain spoilers). Okay, so when I read the blurb of this book, I was immediately intrigued by it. The biggest problem is the multiple first person POVs. I ended up marking it down because I felt a bit like a yo-yo, trying to figure out whose head I was in at which time. The differences in values and morals in the new world were quite interesting to read about, particularly where love meant something different in comparison to the Old World. I did find the thing with the Hunters interesting, but I really didn't know what was going on with them until the end. Two of the characters I really liked in the book were Cara and Holly. They were particularly sweet and there's an adorable exchange between Holly and Kai later on in the book that really struck a chord. It was interesting to get glimpses into both Arys' and Kayra's lives, but I felt there were a few too many characters at times and I really struggled to keep them straight. I would have liked to see more of some of the characters' pasts and histories. I would have much preferred limited third person POVs and get to know a bit more about some of the other characters. I did feel that some of the relationships weren't shown as well as they could have been and there wasn't as much foreshadowing as there could have been. I really liked Lee as a character and I would have liked to see more of him. I was also a bit disappointed by how trusting most of the characters seemed to be with each other, considering the society they live in. (No. I was not happy with Arys spilling her secrets to the first cute guy she meets). I'm not sure if I'll read book two or not. I found some parts of this one to be quite contradictory and I did start getting a headache from the multiple head-switching. I'd give book two a try if it just stayed in either one first person POV or limited third person POV.