Genre: YA Dystopian Romance
You’ll like this if you like: Unique Story Ideas, A Book You Can’t Put Down, Independent, Determined, yet Realistic Heroines, or a Glitzy World with Darker Secrets.
Cleanliness: I don’t recall anything questionable except for where Ella and the congressman’s son, Penn, decide to swim together in their undergarments. The congressman also has issues, as you’ll find out if you read it.
Hero Type: Bad Boy
It’s modern day America, but with a twist. It’s legal to genetically engineer people and then train them to be pets for the rich and famous. The main character, Ella, is sold to a creepy congressman to be his daughter’s pet, and she begins to fall in love with his son. Eventually, she’s faced with the choice to runaway and gain her freedom or stay, which—in the end—could prove to be the more dangerous of the two choices.
As you can imagine, the cover is what drew me to this book. I LOVE it! And the book doesn’t disappoint. This is a series, but I haven’t gotten the opportunity to read the second book yet, though I know this book is stellar. The glamor, glitz, and darkness of Ella’s world constantly kept me on my toes, and the creepy congressman also ramped up the tension. Overall, I really, really loved this book, and I intend to get the second one soon 🙂
How important are book covers? Do they matter when you’re buying the book? And what do you think of the story concept in this YA dystopian romance? Is story concept alone enough to attract you to a book?