November 13, 2014

#Review of Feuds (Feuds #1) by Avery Hastings

In this breathless story of impossible love, perfection comes at a deadly cost.

For Davis Morrow, perfection is a daily reality. Like all Priors, Davis has spent her whole life primed to be smarter, stronger, and more graceful than the lowly Imperfects, or “Imps.” A fiercely ambitious ballerina, Davis is only a few weeks away from qualifying for the Olympiads and finally living up to her mother’s legacy when she meets Cole, a mysterious boy who leaves her with more questions each time he disappears.

Davis has no idea that Cole has his own agenda, or that he’s a rising star in the FEUDS, an underground fighting ring where Priors gamble on Imps. Cole has every reason to hate Davis—her father’s campaign hinges on the total segregation of the Imps and Priors—but despite his best efforts, Cole finds himself as drawn to Davis as she is to him.

Then Narxis, a deadly virus, takes its hold--and Davis’s friends start dying. When the Priors refuse to acknowledge the epidemic, Davis has no one to turn to but Cole. Falling in love was never part of their plan, but their love may be the only thing that can save her Avery Hastings's Feuds.

About the Author

  AVERY HASTINGS is an author and former book editor from New York City. She grew up in Ohio, graduated in 2006 from the University of Notre Dame and earned her MFA from the New School in 2008. When she's not reading or writing, Avery can usually be spotted lying around in the park with her affable dog, and like her protagonists in Feuds, she knows how to throw a powerful right hook and once dreamed of becoming a ballerina. In addition to New York, Avery has recently lived in Mumbai and Paris, but is happy to call Brooklyn home (for now).

My Review 1 Star

UGH. Yup that one word.  The story started out weird. It didnt keep my attention and well it just didnt work out well. The characters weren't fully developed, the plot started out in the middle of the story.  I think it would have been better if we would have gotten a better back story of their society. Some explanation on how, what, and why.  The little we did get was so small that it just didnt give us enough information. 

The insta-love was ugh. For a book that is about two societies being separate it just doesnt make sense that these two characters would do the love at first sight thing.  Which comes to the fact that all of the characters weren't well developed.  They did things for no rhyme or reason.  

So although this book had a good idea the execution of it didnt work. 

Go Into This One Knowing

"All opinions are 100% honest and my own."

Buy The Book

"Heart-pounding and romantic, Feuds catapulted me into a future that’s as conceivable as it is frightening. Impossible to put down!"—Jacqueline Green, author of Truth or Dare
"Feuds sucked me in with its break-neck pace and ‘Romeo & Juliet’-style love story. Completely captivating."—Amy Plum, internationally bestselling author of the Revenants series

Disclaimer: Thanks to Goodreads and Amazon for the book cover, about the book, and author information.


Thais Pampado said...

The synopsis seemed to have too much information for me, even then I couldn't quite see what point the book was trying to reach. The story reminded me a little of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, actually.

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