A familiar concept that has been executed well and with a lot of sensitivity to its teenaged protagonists: their ethical dilemmas and their struggle for survival - or, even more important, for dignity. As each story with its different central character progresses, a detailed and well-thought out world emerges.
A really intriguing concept and some lovely world-building -there was a great depth of detail and the world felt three dimensional. It was at times a little wordy for me, but my main problem was with the main character Elanoria, who at times, and particularly at the beginning of the book, seemed a lot younger and more naive than her stated age. Overall, it was an interesting, original and enjoyable book.