Book Review: Plus OneAuthor: Elizabeth Fama
Published: April 2014
Genre: YA Dystopian
The Setting - Taken from Goodreads
Divided by day and night and on the run from authorities, star-crossed young lovers unearth a sinister conspiracy in this compelling romantic thriller.
Seventeen-year-old Soleil Le Coeur is a Smudge—a night dweller prohibited by law from going out during the day. When she fakes an injury in order to get access to and kidnap her newborn niece—a day dweller, or Ray—she sets in motion a fast-paced adventure that will bring her into conflict with the powerful lawmakers who order her world, and draw her together with the boy she was destined to fall in love with, but who is also a Ray.
Set in a vivid alternate reality and peopled with complex, deeply human characters on both sides of the day-night divide, Plus One is a brilliantly imagined drama of individual liberty and civil rights, and a fast-paced romantic adventure story.
My Two Cents
I was promised good things. A swoon worthy romance with a new twist in the dystopian genre. But I was lied to. Big time. From page one I really was bored with Plus One. I found the plot (mostly about a stolen baby) boring (sorry babies everywhere) and the romance really fell flat for me. And they hadn't even kissed when I put this book down (one would think I would get to the "action" and then stop). And then there was the male lead, D'Arcy. I mean he should have been a shoe in for me with a name like D'Arcy. But he was too eager to help Sol, a girl he barely met. And can we talk about the setting? I really wasn't sold on the whole night/day people were forced to live in. Fama could have done a lot more with that. Made it more repressive for those forced to live the "night" schedule. Something. If you havn't noticed the header on this post then I'm telling you now... I put down Plus One half way through. Is this a book I should finish or forget?