Description: Only those young enough can survive tetra, a dangerous drug that creates a pulse-pounding rush of enormous strength and incredible speed. Seventeen-year-old Alana West has been trained to use tetra so she can pursue the young criminals who abuse its power--criminals like the one who nearly killed her kid brother.
On tetra, Alana is unstoppable--an explosive blur as she surges through New York City. But with the clock ticking down to her eighteenth birthday, Alana will soon be too old for the rush . . . when just one more dose will prove deadly.
Supported only by her steady handler, Tucker, Alana goes undercover, infiltrating an elite gang of breaknecks to stop their supply of the drug. But when Alana gets trapped on the wrong side of the law, she learns the breaknecks are not quite what they seem--especially Ethan, the boy who seems to see the truth inside her. With her dependency on tetra increasing, Alana must decide where her loyalties lie, before the rush ends. Forever.
Review: I don't even know where to start besides saying that this book is spectacularly amazing in all ways possible. In all honesty, I was expecting a decent book, but this was soooo much more than that. From the first chapter, I was completely hooked and totally compelled to keep going. I could not put this book down for the life of me. Right away you meet these intense characters and you immediately want to know more, and there are all these little things going on that are so skillfully placed you don't know they are happening unless you are paying attention and it's just beautiful. Don't even get me started on the language in this book. Between the creatively amazing figurative language and the word choice, I was just in literary heaven. There are very few YA novels that I have read where the language is this beautiful. I will admit, there were a couple plot twists that were predictable for me, but oh there were so many things that I did not see coming. I am so in love with this book and I know I'm rambling, but it's honestly my favourite book. I've only had one favourite book before (Inkheart by Cornelia Funke), so this is a totally new experience for me. I love it. I could reread this book a billion times and never get bored with it. Oh! And this was actually the first book that made me cry! Honestly! I didn't even cry while reading Allegiant! Anyways, I took the liberty of writing down everything that I loved about this book so I will just create a list so you guys can get a better idea of what I'm talking about:
Rating: 5/5 (Duh!)