First things first: I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley.
The book is already out, so you can go and check it out.
This is what the book is about:
"Welcome to Dominion City.
After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimated...and their genetics damaged beyond repair.
The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self-destruct. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life. The plague-resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are feared…
And then there's Lucy Fox and her identical twin sister, Margot. After endless tests, no one wants to reveal what they are.
When Margot disappears, a desperate Lucy has no choice but to put her faith in the True Borns, led by the charismatic Nolan Storm and the beautiful but deadly Jared Price. As Lucy and the True Borns set out to rescue her sister, they stumble upon a vast conspiracy stretching from Dominion’s street preachers to shady Russian tycoons. But why target the Fox sisters?
As they say in Dominion, it’s in the blood." (x)
This book was a good start to a series. It didn't leave me with that 'WOW' feeling but it has lots of potential.
The setting is great. With a story like that there is a lot of world building Involved to understand how the world works. But I sometimes I felt there was too much information at once and I got overwhelmed.
I also had a hard time with the pacing in the book. A lot of things were happening and there was a lot of action. But at the end of the book I'm still as confused about Lucy and Margot as I was before. I feel like there was not at least one answer to all of it. I get that you can't tell all in a first book but just a little bit??
And the characters. They just didn't really grow on me. I liked the twins enough to care for them, Jared had some nice moments too. Overall the character that came close to being a favorite is Storm. I'm just really intrigued by him.
I also really loved the special connection the twins have. That was really an interesting element to the story.
Overall I really liked it though. And with the way that the book ended, I'm actually very interested to see how things will go in the next one.