Acid

Emma Pass
"Jenna Strong is a futuristic Jason Bourne."--Justine MagazineFans of Matched and Divergent will be hooked by this fast-paced, nail-biting survival story, featuring an unforgettable heroine reminiscent of Katniss Everdeen and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Lisbeth Salander.   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’ve taken her life, her freedom, and her memories away from her. How can she reclaim anything when she doesn’t know who to trust?Winner of the North East Teenage Book Award "Great suspense . . . excellent characters and gripping action."--TheGuardian.com

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Reviewed: 2016-05-31
This is an fast-paced, action-packed book set 100 years from now. Jenna is a smart, tough, resilient, no nonsense protagonist who finds herself continually trying to out-smart and escape the government agency, A.C.I.D.

While the world building is believable, I did think that the plot was a bit repetitive with Jenna being caught, then escaping numerous times throughout the story. Also, I wish the author had spent more time developing the first part of the book when Jenna was in prison - she had escaped by the end of the second chapter. The plot started solidly, but it did lose its momentum near the middle, although it picked up again near the end. The finish felt rushed, but it is obvious that the author has at least one sequel in mind, if not more. Don't think I'll bother though.
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