First of all, I'd like to thank the author for giving me a chance to read this book by generously sending me a free copy!Originally, I was planning to take a huge break from dystopia because I was getting a bit tired of the genre. But, oh well. Here I was, reading a dystopian book. LOL.Honestly, this book was actually pretty good. Character discussions-Nathaniel-- He's great, and I kind of think that I didn't get to know him well enough. But he's a great character, always ready to sacrifice himself if it meant saving someone he cared about.Orah- She's a really strong character. But sometimes I felt as if she was always the damsel-in-distress.. But now that I think about it I realize that she couldn't have done anything in her situation. She's really smart and I don't know where the guys would be without her.Thomas- I would call him the Ron Weasley of the trio. He likes food.. a lot. And no matter how unimportant and burdensome he may seem, everyone will end up loving him. He's there when everyone needs him, and there when no one needs him as well. You gotta love Thomas.After I finished this book I looked back at the title and cover picture and now realize how much sense it makes. It's really symbolic. Although it's not the most gorgeous coverDavid Litwack did a really good job of creating this dystopian world with its own little mix of 'magic'. I wish there could have been more romance. Although the few romantic parts were really cute, I felt like it wasn't enough. Well, of course, for a romance fanatic like me. I kind of felt like the kisses came out of nowhere, though.This story emphasized a lot on friendship and loyalty, and betrayal as well. It was such an important aspect that I don't know what would have happened without it.Overall, it was a really entertaining read.