Five hundred lucky lottery winner will get to leave the polluted homes to start a new life on the beautiful lush Island of Pacifica. Sounds like a dream come true…
But Marin Carey spent her childhood on those seas and knows there’s no island paradise out there. She’s a pirate like her father and his father before him, and she knows a con when she sees one. So where are those Five Hundred really going?
Initial Thoughts: Fun book, important message.
Characters: 4 – Loved both Marin and Ross! I was worried that Ross might fall into the typical rich kid stereotype, but that didn’t happen and it was refreshing.
Plot: 4 – Pace was good. I felt like there was action the whole way through. The overall story was entertaining.
Originality: 3 – The dystopian thing added a new element, but this was by no means a new story. Though that didn’t take away any of the enjoyment.
Predictability: 3 – So there weren’t a lot of surprises, there were some twists, but nothing mind blowing.
Romance: 4 – This was so cute! Ross is adorable.
World Building: 5 – Yes, this is technically set in our future, which helped, but I didn’t have any questions, and it helped that the changes taking place were most likely based on science and very likely to happen.
An entertaining adventure!