Thursday, September 18, 2014

Feuds: Review


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.


To be honest, I do not enjoy this book. The plot is only slightly better than Poison Princess, and trust me, I think Poison Princess has a messed-up plot (sorry).

The first thing I notice is how painfully naive and dumb Davis is. She's a Prior right? A genetic engineered "perfection" that is smarter and stronger? Well, forgive me for not understanding cleverness, but I guess somebody will feel suspicious when some guy just pop into your life without ever giving any details of himself? Not to mention the fact that something is certainly wrong when a girl spits blood on her chin, and she doesn't even suspect a tiny bit? I'm starting to think their brains are damaged at some point. Way to call those "Imps" stupid.

The whole thing with Cole is problematic as well. Okay, so Cole is (supposedly) disgusted by those Priors. But then hey, he falls for one in like two seconds flat. And treat her like she's the best thing in the world. I'm not judging that. But the fact that he can change his mind so fast that it's actually pretty ridiculous. He said he loathe Priors, and yet he will do anything to help one when Davis doesn't even do anything to impress. 

Contradiction is a big problem. Another big problem is that the plot is only made up by romance. Everything else, including the whole pandemic thing, is treated in a minor way that I'm not even sure if it's just a side plot or not. Okay, romance than. However the whole thing is really unrealistic. Love at first sight? Or affection at first sight? Come the hell on, who believes this thing anymore? The fantasy-based romance actually kind of horrifies me, because surely a girl or a boy with two brain cells will think better than trusting ONLY your gut instincts without even thinking about the consequences.

Nope, I'm not gonna read the sequel. I barely made through this book and I'm not going to waste my time on the sequel.

Rating; 3/10

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