Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Ferocity Summer, by Alissa Grosso
I'm a bit conflicted about the book. The shallow characters and their self-centric moaning and groaning gets old pretty quick, and this is not a group with whom I found much to empathize. Yes, eventually, redemption will be achieved, but by the time it came about, I simply didn't care. It simply isn't interesting to read about stupid people screwing up their lives.
On the other hand, Grosso has created an interesting (and rather subtly dystopian) world -- just slightly different from our own -- to use as a setting. A great example of this is the Ferocity drug which mirrors (but also exaggerates) the drugs of today. Overall, the setting is realistic, but with twists that make for an interesting read. This, in spite of my distaste for the characters!