After reading most of the new titles in this genre I find that Marie Lu has a fresh voice with a well thought out plot and characters. I am looking forward to the next book in what should be a trilogy.
Readers who are looking for a futuristic thriller like The Hunger Games will love this. Similar in a the world that they live in and by the Republic who rules every aspect of their lives. The middle class (mainly the families who are riddled with the plague) are fighting just to survive which usually includes a few characters who are unhappy with the current establishment. Day would be considered a terrorist by today's standards and the book reminded me of the battle going on in Northern Ireland. Do we believe what the government tells us or do we trust our heart.