Usually I tend to lean towards more adult thrillers, action and adventure and contemporary novels. But I was in the mood for something a little different. So even though New Adult sci/fi & dystopian (… and romance) isn’t usually my thing (I know I’m in the minority here!), I decided to give “New Wave” a shot and totally give myself permission to set it down without shame if it wasn’t my thing. So imagine my surprise when I finished over half the book in one sitting! LOL! I can definitely say that a lot of people will enjoy this book! First off the characters are super interesting and likable. We get a decent sense of who they all are without their ‘personalities’ or ‘drama’ overshadowing the storyline. We are in Mol’s perspective and meet her brother Luca, Julian, Sebastian, “Punisher”, Guards”, Commander”, the “Elite”, Hope, Ray, Everett, Hugo, Isabel, and many many more creative characters and figures who all contribute to the story in their own ways. I liked their relationships, and thought Mol is a great heroine to root for – spunky and strong, but not perfect (boring!) It takes some time to build, but we finally see what is going on in this crazy world of theirs, and experience the full why things are so different... I especially like everything flows so smoothly right to the end, which seems to come way too fast! I enjoyed this much more than I thought I might, and would happily read more from Jennifer in the future!
(reviewed the day of purchase)