Benjamin Reyes had seen the cars driving up the mountain, and suspected that they were preparing for nuclear war, but no one listened. Before the could convince the town World War III had erupted. He rushed the people up the mountain to where he’d seen the trucks drive past and found himself face to face with the Dome. He convinced the guards to let the people in, but in return he would have to sign a bill that states that all those allowed in will have to work in the lower level of the Dome, and essentially be slaves. Benjamin signs the treaty, thus changing the lives of millions. Sunset is one of the lives that was changed by this bill, and she struggles to learn the truth about the Bourge when she is tricked into marrying one of them.
This book was good, but could have been great. The main character, Sunset, was well written, but I didn’t feel connected to her as I should. Her problems seemed so down played, and little, which shouldn’t have been the case because she married a complete stranger (who was ridiculously good looking). The story was well intended and seemed to be going in a great direction, but had the author painted a better picture of how Sunset felt, or how a real girl would treat the situation would have helped me to connect with the situation. I did like this book and would give it 3.5 stars. I would not recommend this book to anyone younger than 17. I say this because the way the romance evolves between Sunset and Jack Kenner is quick. I know that they’re married, but it just romanticizing the idea for young girls to give into what you’re feeling. I know that they’re ‘married’, but it just puts a really weird spin on young love that may confuse young readers.
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