3 - 4 stars.
To be honest, I’m not really sure how to rate this book.
It had lots of good ideas and likable characters but sometimes I wanted to know more. More about the cities, the Outside or all the other places. I wanted to know what exactly changed the world. What was this “Burst”? Or why is the government breaking high level talents? Just to see what they can do?
Then there’s the POV or rather the change of POV’s. It was easy to follow and I knew all the time who was talking but I would have liked it more if it weren’t changing so much.
Finally the romance part. For readers like me, who don’t want to read sex scene after sex scene, this book will be a pleasant surprise. The relationship between Patrick and Jac is more like a sub-plot and the talents and what’s happening to them or Patrick’s realization, that the world isn’t just black and white, the main plot – what I really really liked!
So, yes some niggles but I still enjoyed it.