“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.”
I enjoyed Emery as a character. She changed a lot throughout the book but overall I felt like she was really enjoying her life. But at the beginning I didn’t get why she chose to do what she did, and she quickly except everything which is told her by complete strangers. But I am curious to see what will happen with her with her in the next installment, because she seems to be needed for some bigger project.
The writing was good to understand, and quick to keep reading. I read this book in a whole day and I really enjoyed every bit I read of it and when I had put it down for a break I was wondering what would happen next. I did miss more in depth world building. The ending was really fast paced and with a lot of action.
I enjoyed reading this book, when I had put it down for a break I was wondering what would happen. I did miss some world building but the character development was there. But the ending did make up for that a bit. It was fast paced and with a lot of action. I am curious to see how the rest of the series will continue.