Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Acid by Emma Pass

Goodread's Summary : 2113. In Jenna Strong’s world, ACID – the most brutal, controlling police force in history – rule supreme. No throwaway comment or muttered dissent goes unnoticed – or unpunished. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna away for life, for a bloody crime she struggles to remember.

The only female inmate in a violent high-security prison, Jenna has learned to survive by any means necessary. And when a mysterious rebel group breaks her out, she must use her strength, speed and skill to stay one step ahead of ACID – and to uncover the truth about what really happened on that dark night two years ago.

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

The world of ACID was gruesome, and disturbing. Set in a distant future of 2113, a futuristic England is now under control of the absolute and centralized police force name ACID, and they throw everyone behind bars who opposes their rules. In such world, seventeen years old Jenna is severing a life time sentence for a crime she doesn’t even remember. When a mysterious rebel group breaks her, out her quest for truth begins.

In this competitive market of dystopian genre, it needs to exceptionally extraordinary to stand out among the growing, glowing number of YA books. Thankfully, ACID has that potential.

I loved when Jenna kicked some ass. I loved her strength, her wit, her head strong attitude. Before her prison, she used to be an uptown girl, but quite rebellious. But what she lacks of is emotions, but I don’t blame her for that. Two years in ACID jail, and you become such.
For the love interest, Max, he was okay. Truly, his character was overshadowed by Jenna. I like a hero, who actually shows heroism, and here, I felt Jenna herself executed the role very well. So for me, other than being the love interest, Max was quite underdeveloped for the story.

However, the setting, as I said, was atmospheric. I almost felt the aphasic horror caused by ACID force. I would say, the author did a great job in founding the base of the story, but there was few holes in the world building. But ignoring that, ACID was overall a brutally enjoyable book, and if you are a dystopian fan, try you must.

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