review - ACID. good stuff.

Acid - Emma Pass


The year is 2113. In Jenna Strong's world, ACID—the most brutal controlling police force in history—rule supreme. No throwaway comment or whispered dissent goes unnoticed—or unpunished. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna away for life, for a horrendous crime she struggles to remember. But Jenna's violent prison time has taught her how to survive by any means necessary.

When a mysterious rebel group breaks her out, she must use her strength, speed, and skill to stay one step ahead of ACID, and try to uncover the truth about what really happened on that terrible night two years ago. They have taken her life, her freedom, and her true memories away from her. How can she reclaim anything when she doesn't know who to trust?

Strong, gritty writing, irresistible psychological suspense, and action consume the novel as Jenna struggles to survive against the all-controlling ACID. Seriously sinister stuff.





This book was fantastic! ... well the first half of it was anyways.

The first half was a great set up for the world, we saw how brutal it was, how rigid and heartless the 'police' where, how corrupt the government was. We got introduced to fascinating characters, especially Jenna, she was great. Everything was well paced and exciting.

In the second half .... we realised the world was even more brutal and corrupt then we could of possibly imagined. The 'police' force weren't just unsympathetic but cruel.

Sounds great right? except for two small things, Jenna became a rather love struck teenager (though to be fair, she wasn't even close to the worst I've read) and the pacing was completely off. The ending was rushed, they defeated the big bad, all wrongs had been forgiven or the wrong do-ers killed and Jenna got her HEA. BAM. Done. I was likeWHAT!? just like that? all this epic build up just to finish it off all so quickly? really we could of used another.... i dono, 30 or more pages, just to spread it out a bit more. The author built it up so much just for the to be over and done with before we knew it. I enjoyed the ending, don't get me wrong. I just wish we hadn't rushed there. Oh well still worthy of 4 stars!!
I'm looking forward to reading more from Emma Pass.