This book starts out with a slap and never lets up. The whole read has that dark gritty feel, really setting the stage and then keeping it there the whole way through. I enjoy dystopian but I’m picky about my reads. This book ticked all the check-marks for a fun yet dark read without the need for filters or blinders. The setting is just far enough into the future that it feels like it could actually happen in your lifetime. The horrible things people have to endure really add to the dark feel. I like that Parker didn’t hold back or gloss over the events or characters. Everything feels well thought through and fleshed out. If you like your books a bit on the dark edge of things then you’ll likely love this book. I received an ARC through Smith Publicity in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.