This book - wow. I LOVED it.
I am so excited to read the next two books. But, I have like 6 books that were on hold and just came in and were electronically checked out to me. (UGH!) I told myself I would try to read as many Sunshine State books as I could during my break from school, so
I will read the books I have that were on hold first.
Anyway, I loved the writing, loved the story. If you are late to the party, like me - you need to read this book.
Check out some of the writing:
My existence is vibration, the echo of my own breath, and heat so thick and noxious it feels like I'm swaddled in a heavy quilt of hot piss. - Chapter 1
(Um... GROSS, but very descriptive.)
An empire cannot be destroyed from without till it is destroyed from within. Remember that. We're empire-breakers, not terrorists. - Chapter 10
You do not follow me because I am the strongest...You do not follow me because I am the brightest...You follow me because you do not know where you are going. I do. - Chapter 36
Words are a weapon stronger than he knows. And songs are even greater. The words wake the mind. The melody wakes the heart. - Chapter 44
Darrow - the things he goes through. Just when you think you know what's going to happen next, there's a twist. Just when you think you know who to trust, there's a betrayal. Just when you think you know what the overall purpose of something is, you're like wait... what the hell?
And then you remember that these are teenagers. WOW.
This is an epic tale of vengeance, and rebellion with a hero you can't help but root for. If you like that kind of story, this is for you.