Published April 25th 2013 by Corgi Children's Books (first published March 11th 2013)
The year is 2113. In Jenna Strong's world, ACID—the most brutal controlling police force in history—rule supreme. No throwaway comment or whispered dissent goes unnoticed—or unpunished. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna away for life, for a horrendous crime she struggles to remember. But Jenna's violent prison time has taught her how to survive by any means necessary.
When a mysterious rebel group breaks her out, she must use her strength, speed, and skill to stay one step ahead of ACID, and try to uncover the truth about what really happened on that terrible night two years ago. They have taken her life, her freedom, and her true memories away from her. How can she reclaim anything when she doesn't know who to trust?
I've been meaning to read this book for about two months but it always got pushed back but finally it's done! I do love some good action in a futuristic world (London in this case) story where everyone is a badass with their guns and fight moves... Something different and well written. And ACID was just that and MORE! In every page there's something awesome happening, new gadgets to wow us and Jenna's courage to make us roll our eyes and cheer for her, but what's even better is that everything is written is a realistic way that will literally transport you into the book.
ACID – the most brutal police force in history.
They rule with an iron fist. They see everything. They know everything. They locked me away for life.
My crime? They say I murdered my parents. I was fifteen years old.
My name is Jenna Strong.
London in here is really futuristic. It has ACID, which is a team to ensure that everyone is following the rules of society and being extremely loyal to them... Even to the point that if someone even speaks against them or is even suspected to plot against them, ACID will find a ways to charge them with a major crime like murder or something and put them in jail for life... Which is the major problem in here for Jenna because she thinks she killed her parents over a boy but since the beginning that story didn't sit well with me and in the ending i figured why. Also, there is LifePartners which is for all of the sixteens/seventeens year olds to being given a life with a husband, a job, a house and even being told when to have a baby... (That would surely solve a lot of our worries...) It's really cool when you start to get involved in this world and seeing all the new things.
I don't know what to call the main girl because she changed her name more times than i can count... She's Jenna, then she's Jess and Mia... My god, poor girl. And her face also changed to accommodate all of those names which is awesome because we should totally have that kind of plastic surgery that takes an hour and leaves zero scars. She was a pretty consistent character in the whole book so she remained a badass until the end, but her whole life story and even her mind is confusing... If you're not paying attention you can skip out on major details that you will miss later to understand.
I hate Max. He did not fit in this book at all, not as character and even not as a person because he did absolutely nothing to help... He depended on Jenna for everything and even in the end he turns against her... He's ungrateful and i did not liked him at all and he was kind of unnecessary. I liked Jacob better. I know that without a bit of romance the book would drag a bit but Emma could have written a more interesting boy. That could fight at least.
This cannot end this way. It just can't because the end definitely gave us motive to have another book! So, Emma Pass, you really have to write it! You can't leave us like that without knowing if that was Jacob or not... Puuuuulease...
ACID Warning: If you haven't read the book you have to read it now because it's spectacular! It's and order!