Author: Monica Leonelle
Publication date: March 27, 2012
# Of Pages: 275 ebook
How I got the copy: author
Ima would give anything to escape The Dome and learn what’s beyond its barriers, but the Chicago government has kept all its citizens on lockdown ever since the Scorched Years left most of the world a desert wasteland. When a mysterious group of hooded figures enters the city unexpectedly, Ima uncovers a plot to destroy The Dome and is given the choice between escaping to a new, dangerous city or staying behind and fighting a battle she can never win.
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
þ Characters with depth
þ Strong female lead
þA plot that twists and turns in every chapter
The plot took so many twists that I didn't see coming. It seemed like every other chapter something big happened and I was holding my breath hoping the characters would make it out of whatever bind they were in. I also liked that this dystopian was very subtle and unlike any other I had ever read. I didn't even realize it was a dystopian at first.
I'm excited to read the next book in this trilogy because the first book was left on a cliffhanger and I simply need to know what Ima will face next. I can't wait to watch her grow even more and see what happens with the few romantic sparks she had in book 1. I also can't wait to see what happens with Dash and the epic twist Monica laid on us in the very end of the book.
I will be honest, this wasn't my all time favorite book in the world, but it definitely was a lot more intense and inventive than I had expected it to be. I liked the actual writing style of the author and the characters so I would definitely suggest it to friends. Lucky for you guys Monica is hosting a giveaway where you could win a copy of her book or you know...AN IPAD 3 OR KINDLE (where you can then buy her book and read it on your new tablet!)
About the Author
“Dash dragged Ima through the cabin, looking for a seat. One of the men ahead of them had the shadow of his hood covering a portion of his eyes, but Ima could not mistake his inexplicable stare. Ima felt self-conciousness wash over her – his gaze made her uncomfortable, the way her father’s did sometimes.
When she passed by the hood, his sleeve brushed against hers and her heart raced. He did a double-take, and the second time he looked at her, his eyes widened.”-Social Punk
Read the prologue here