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3. This point contains potential spoilers. Skip ahead if you don’t want to read them: Watt and Avery are by far my favorite people. When Watt was first introduced, I didn’t think I was going to like him. He seems like just another party boy looking to hook up with girls, but he ends up being sensitive and sweet. Avery is actually kind of the opposite. She is one of the nicest characters but can’t seem to ever find anyone to be with (which of course, is probably because of the fact that she’s in love with someone she can never have…but that’s another topic).

4. As I mentioned in my last review for the novel Passenger, this book is also very diverse, which I find to be a huge bonus. It includes many characters of varying race and sexual orientation. It’s more realistic, and therefore more enjoyable, that rather than having only one token diverse character like many YA novels, this book includes a variety of characters.

5. Just like Gossip Girl, there are some major class dividing elements to this story. These characters live in a massive tower with Avery living on the 1,000th floor. The book definitely gives a sense of how the kids on lower levels live in comparison to the higher end kids. It plays a major part in the story and how the characters interact.

6. The ONLY negative thing I have to say about this book………and this is kind of a spoiler…….why did the bisexual character have to die? Not that it was done on purpose, I completely understand she had to die, it sucks yes, but I get it. Just seems a little frustrating that the characters with a different sexual orientation are always the first to go in a novel.

7. Even though we find out who dies at the end, it leaves me wondering how the death will impact the lives of the characters left behind and the consequences that are hinted at before it comes to an end. Meaning that I clearly need to hurry up and order the next one.

I sincerely hope you read this novel and love it as much as I did. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up this book but I have been pleasantly surprised. It is a futuristic, fun, high-tech, and exciting book. Make sure you read it!