Cassie Dannacher wakes up in a hospital over 1,000 years into the future after her space capsule is retrieved from space. She soon learns that 600 years prior to her arrival, the earth was struck by a plague, killing over half of the world’s population. Naïve and desperate, Cassie, who longs for home and is having trouble adjusting to the new, dictatorial 31st century government, is comforted by Michael Bennett, the 20-year old lead geneticist at the hospital where she was revived.
But why is Cassie in genetics’ hospital in the first place, and why do several of the people around her seem so familiar, including Travel Carson, the hot and edgy boy she is fated to meet? Soon she discovers there is a sinister answer to all of her questions – and that they want something from Cassie that only she can give.
Here’s my review of Mirror X, which is my first stop. Remember to come back on the 5th to read an excerpt and my review of Ascendancy!
I’ll admit, Mirror X was a bumpy ride for me. If it weren’t for one factor, I mgith have 3.5 stars due to the slump. The first third caught my attention, then it kind of drooped a little in the middle. I wasn’t sure what the point of a lot of the scenes were…. I couldn’t connect with the characters on an emotional level.
Then things picked up, but I still couldn’t shake my disinterest from the second third. I got really mad at Michael. I thought he was a douche. I got really frustrated because a lot of information was dangled, and it slowly trickled in and lost its shock factor because of all the other crap they’d kept from Cassie and the readers.
But the writing itself was great! So I kept trucking. Then right at the end, It sped up, and really fantastic developments were made. Finally, I saw a bit of true humanity from Michael! The end made me feel extreme hope for Ascendancy (book #2) and it kicked the star rating up to 4.
Yay for literary redemption! Even though that middle slump came with a few loop holes, and I saw a lot of the ‘surprises’ coming, I felt like the end really upped the stakes for book #2. I can’t wait to see what develops in Ascendancy.
As far as recommending it goes, I’d recommend it to readers who loved the premise of The Chemical Garden by Lauren DeStefano (although that series is yet another that I haven’t finished yet. 😛 Go ahead, mock me for my serial abandonment.)
Do you guys have any great 21st century girl in a futuristic world recommends?! I’m always adding to my TBR. Or any great book concerning genetics!?