Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Dark Intercept (The Dark Intercept #1)
by Julia Keller

Hardcover320 pages
Expected publication: October 31st 2017 by Tor Teen
ISBN: 076538762X

The State controls your emotions. What would you pay to feel free?

In a radiant world of endless summer, the Intercept keeps the peace. Violet Crowley, the sixteen-year-old daughter of New Earth’s Founding Father, has spent her life in comfort and safety. Her days are easy thanks to the Intercept, a crime-prevention device that monitors and provokes emotion. But when her long-time crush, Danny Mayhew, gets into a dangerous altercation on Old Earth, Violet launches a secret investigation to find out what he's hiding. An investigation that will lead her to question everything she's ever known about Danny, her father, and the power of the Intercept.

I went into this book with really high expectations because I love dystopian novels! However, I was disappointed that this book fell flat for me. The book started off very promising, but unfortunately, it did not develop in the way I was hoping.

The idea of the world really intrigued me, but I felt like there wasn't much world building. I was left a little confused as to how certain things in the world were created and what the purpose was. I was hoping for more information throughout the story. I also wish the book would have had a more consistent pace. I felt like a majority of the book was slower paced and then the ending felt very rushed. I was hoping for more of a high stakes pace throughout the entire novel.

I didn't hate the character, but I do wish they would have had more character development throughout the story. They were all fine! They had some characteristics that I really admired and I hope the author develops those characteristics more in book two. The only character that I really didn't like was Danny. Danny was TERRIBLE. He treated the main character, Violet, like complete trash. I could not get behind their romance AT ALL. I could not understand how Violet stood up for him and still had feelings for him. HE IS TRASH! DUMP HIM!!! 

Overall, this book just did not hit the mark for me. I would be intrigued to see what happens in book two because I think this series has potential to become extremely enjoyable for me. 

2 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for an honest review. * 

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