Okay, wow this book was simply amazing! One of the best sci-fi dystopia I've ever read! The beginning was a little dull, because I kind of just waiting for June and Day to meet, but a little later in the book, I just couldn't let go of it.
What thrilled me about this book, that small pieces of informations and revelations were given in small amounts through the whole plot - just enough to get you glued to the book all the way through the end.
Dark secrets were revealed, and you slowly got all the way under the surface of the system of the state in the book, and discovered at last how corrupt the whole shit was.
You got the story from two points of view: the boy, that lived in the streets and desperately tried to get some plague cure for his family, and the girl, who had scored the highest amount of points in the Trial, and were therefore wealthy and attended a good military university.
And at last, at the two people and their two worlds crash together and change each other. So thrilling!
What I didn't like about the book though, was the fact that you almost didn't get anything to know about the war between the Republic and the Colonies. Who started the war? Why did it even start? What the hell is happening in the Colonies? Nobody knows.
And what about the title? How does it relate to the book?
So I'd give the book ☻ ☻ ☻ ☻ ☺ (4,5 out of 5.)