My rating: 3 of 5 stars
For once, the blurbage doesn't lie: this is definitely a Hunger Games-alike, right down to candidates from
Of course, the question of how things are being manipulated, why the Tests are so lethal, and how exactly these people will make it through to the end (of the book and the series) - if they'll make it to the end - are all raised and to some extent answered in ways that felt like déjà lu. With any luck, the second book will take us out of such familiar territory and explore something new. Those people who can't get enough of the Hunger Games/Legend/Divergent genre will love this addition.
ARC provided by publisher.