This dystopian is Sara Grant's debut novel, and it's pretty impressive! I was first attracted to the striking cover artwork - the gorgeous red dress stands out from the grey and slightly foggy/snowy background which illustrates the whole premise of the book wonderfully; people are unique, we don't all need to blend in and merge into one mass product.
I'm not usually a massive dystopian fan, as mostly I find them too unrealistic. It's not that I don't like unrealistic books, but I like the fantasy to be something I'd like to escape to myself - hence the dislike of zombies etc. (I have no desire to be eaten alive!). This book however is scarily possible; it creates a world controlled by the government, where history is re-written and leaves people wondering what is real and what isn't! Things happen that given the choice, you certainly wouldn't want to be a part of, the question is "How far would you go to be free?"
I found this to be one of the most unpredictable books I've read this year. There are so many twists and turns which keep on going until the very end. Even if you guess some of the twists, I doubt you'll guess them all!
Although a fairly satisfying ending, the book is very much left open for the possibility of a return. I'm very much hoping for a sequel - I want to know more!!