Fist off: the cover. Can we all just take a moment to admire it?
Now the review:
This book was seriously amazing.
The fast pace kept me guessing breathlessly.
The dual point of view was nice. I really loved how real everything felt.
This author created all of these life-altering techy-things, and STILL managed to make it relatable. I didn't spend loads of time thinking about these crazy new inventions, because not only did London make them seem so... "there" and real, he didn't give me time to question!
The characters were so unique and complex, the world building was undoubtedly and unquestionably amazing, and there wasn't one moment to think about breathing.
All of this coming from someone who started the book with high expectations. Amazing. It really seems like I can't stop using that word when it comes to Proxy.
I recommend this to anyone without heart problems. Just remember to fasten your seatbelts, Ladies and Gents!
The adventure novel of the year! Inspired by The Whipping Boy and Feed, this adrenaline-fueled thriller will appeal to fans of The Hunger Games for its razor-sharp insights into the nature of human survival and its clever writing.
Knox was born into one of the City's wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death.
Syd is a Proxy. His life is not his own.
Then again, neither is Knox’s. Knox and Syd have more in common than either would guess. So when Knox and Syd realize that the only way to beat the system is to save each other, they flee. Yet Knox’s father is no ordinary Patron, and Syd is no ordinary Proxy. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test both boys’ resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay. Some debts, it turns out, cannot be repaid.
A fast-paced, thrill-ride of novel full of non-stop action, heart-hammering suspense and true friendship—just as moving as it is exhilarating. Fans of Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series, James Dashner's Maze Runner, Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking series, and Marie Lu's Legend will be swept away by this story.