Author: Kristen Martin
Series: The Alpha Drive #1
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Summary: “It’s the year 2055 and an anarchist organization has taken control with the aim to create a world-class society. Half of humankind is unknowingly living in an alternate reality called Dormance . . . and there are no plans to wake them up.
Sixteen-year-old introvert Emery Parker is one such dormant. An academic scholar who avoids ruffling feathers at all costs, Emery finds herself being transferred to a boarding school on the outskirts of Arizona. Little does she know, a family secret has the power to change the course of the future. When she’s approached with an opportunity to free the dormants, she sees no other choice but to accept, even though failure could mean having her memory wiped clean.
But when tech-savvy Torin Porter reaches out to her from the other side, Emery begins to question everything she was told about Dormance. If her family’s secret falls into the wrong hands, the world as she knows it will be faced with irreversible consequences. Now Emery must play both sides to uncover the truth about her family’s past or risk leaving mankind to live in an unconscious reality. ” -From Goodreads
Review: Kristen Martain wrote an interesting story using a mixture of dystopian and sci-fi together.
Kristen’s writing was great. She was able to write interesting characters, especially Emery, and scenes. She was able to put me into the world, as well as making me feel as though this world could be real in some way. With both the use of short chapters and fast-paced scenes I could not put this book down.
The characters, as I said before, were interesting. Kristen always had me questions the characters that were around Emery, seeing if they were actually her friend or her foe. She made her characters stand out and each felt different from each other. The only problem I had was the characters not talking about how they felt about their relationships to their significant other. It bugged me but it didn’t take me out of the story.
This dystopian does have the feeling of Divergent, but it feels like its own thing as well. Though this book is perfect for people who love dystopian and Divergent.
I will definitely be picking up other two books in this trilogy because I want to see where the story goes from here.
Have fun reading!