I received an review copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you L.N. Denison!
I have got to say that this book brings the dark and gory to post-apocalyptic dystopian. It was thrilling and realistic, in the sense that the way it read accurately portrayed the main character's state of mind; which is distrustful, wary, scared. etc. Denison does a great job of making us connect with Catherine Hyde throughout the book. We root for her, and most of the time, back her decisions.
Despite my fondness for the way it was written, I felt as though it could have been more concise / edited. I felt as though sometimes the story dragged when it didn't need to, and there were a few phrases that could have been omitted.
I also felt as though, because of the constant "danger" feeling throughout the novel, the exciting and eventful parts didn't read as explosively - or maybe that's just me.