Received a free ebook copy, courtesy of NetGalley.
Feuds is a great start to what is sure to be a wonderful series. I was hooked right away by the idea of a dystopian world were people were classified as "Priors", who are genetically modified humans, and "Imps", those who were not modified. It was such an outrageous and slightly terrifying concept, that people are modified genes this way, but it caught my interest immediately.
Davis and Cole are the protagonists of this novel. Davis, is a Prior, and Cole, an Imp. Obviously, this is a set up already for a forbidden romance. And alas, it was love at first sight for these two. This is pretty much the only part of the story that bothered me. I am all for a good romance; I am definitely a romantic. However, I am not a huge fan of "insta-love". It is one thing to see someone and feel a sort of attraction for them, but another to see someone and fall hopelessly in love with them in just one second. Basically what we have here is a dystopian Romeo & Juliet, which is a problem since I am not a big fan of that story either...
There is character development, especially in Davis. Priors do not normally pay much mind to anything around them it seems. In my opinion, they seem vain and full of themselves. Davis, though she kind of starts off seeming that way, drifts away from that idea. She starts noticing things that other Priors do not. She also begins to question what has been so familiar to her her entire life. It was nice to see Davis grow, if she had stayed like all the other Priors, I do not believe I would have enjoyed this novel and probably would have hated her.
This novel has a great story-line, romance and action as well. The FEUDS sounded horrifying, but were also an integral part of the story. To briefly explain the FEUDS, it is basically two guys in a cage beating each other to a pulp for money.
I am looking forward to more from this series and Avery Hastings.