Just wow. Wow.
I become 'fans' of authors on goodreads very rarely, just because I love many of the books that an author writes doesn't necessarily tempt me to be their fan. But after reading [b:Foreplay|17254035|Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles, #1)|Sophie Jordan|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1367338814s/17254035.jpg|23845708] which is by far my favorite NA Romance book in a long time (if not ever) and then getting halfway through this book, I decided I am a big time, full blown fan of Sophie Jordan. I guess what makes her so amazing, in my humble opinion, is that even though these books each fit in very well with their genre, each are so much more believable to me than others of their kind.
I love Dystopian novels, but unfortunately I just don't believe the world concepts of pretty much any of them. They're entertaining, exciting, enjoyable...but not believable to me. Even the great Hunger Games and Divergent, even though they're some of my favorite books the world concept just doesn't seem plausible to me.
This book is terrifyingly believable. Like, this very well could happen soon. I LOVED how terrifying it was. I started this book yesterday and had to force myself to stop at midnight last night, I had to start reading another book knowing I'd never fall asleep with this book still on my mind.
As it says in the blurb the main character is told she has the "killer gene" that she's genetically basically a sociopath. She's then basically treated as a sub human, and all the "normal" people mistreat her while basically believing that they themselves are her future victims and justified in their mistreatment of her. Sounds really depressing doesn't it? well there is a big fat silver lining named Sean ;). Also the book just digs really, really deep. It made me think about a lot of real life applications, the system treating some one as 'going to turn out' bad and then that becoming a self fulfilling prophecy.
Also Sophie Jordan writes in this honest and compelling way, she just doesn't bullshit you, if you know what I mean. Like you can see why the character's in her books act a certain way and it's never to force the plot along.
The only this I didn't like about this book was the ending was abrupt and incomplete feeling. But thankfully the next book is already out.