Socialpunk by Monica Leonelle
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Background: Ima/ E (for short) lives in a Dome after horrible conditions made it unlivable outside, at least that is what she has been told. She has a horrible father who beats her and only a few real friends. When all of a sudden everything she knows gets thrown out of order, most of her friends die in an explosion and she is rushed away from the scene with 2 boys she barely knows.
Review: First impressions-- I had no idea what was going on, the prologue really through me for a loop. It starts with a researcher -of some sort - dwelling on how his experiments did not work the way they had been planned. Then we just jump right in to Ima story with her and her friend Dash evading her evil abusive father to go to a concert.
Aside from that what really got me about this book was that it was a really easy read, the story line flows pretty well. Except for at the very beginning when I was super confused…however, I did have a few qualms while reading, for example, Ima goes with Dash to the concert but them leaves with two people she has never met and is acting as if it is completely normal; so on that note, I think some of the character relationships are a little underdeveloped.
This story line is set in the genre of cyberpunk/ post apocalyptic/ Sci fi style which seemed very interesting upon starting the read. So, this book would be good for those that enjoyed the Hunger Games, but like I said character relationships are a bit odd. It made me feel like I was in a tangle of The Matrix, In Time, and a science fiction flick not to mention that the plot overall felt like it had been done before, with some random tweaking. I am not sure where this story will lead...it is a trilogy after all...
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