Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.
But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie.
Her memories have been altered.
Her mind and body aren’t under her own control.
And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.
Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb... and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.(
i thought the concept of this book was really good. i found their world fascinating which is set underwater and i wanted to experience it muself so i really loved that.
Evelyn was fine but i didnt feel particularly anything for her. She was kinda boring to be honest. Gavin was ok too - more likable than her for sure. Their romance felt kinda too soon for me and i liked them together bit didnt care that much about it. It didnt make me swoon or anything.
The plot mostly revolves around them trying to escape that world and go to the surface. It was good with some twists that kept you hooked. I absolutely hated the Mother. She was proper messed up in the head and i just wanted to kill her but i think she was a good villain.
Overall, i love dystopian books so liked this one as well. I think the sequel will be quite interesting, getting to see a different sid eof their universe.