Think the Pied Piper with this one.
I really haven’t thought about or looked at the Pied Piper story in years, but I found myself suddenly enchanted all over again with this retelling of the book. I loved Jax’s personality and all the multiple layers to all of Kraus’s characters. Jax plays a great role as a heroine and her sarcastic, rebellious, ultimately lovable personality really grew on me over the course of this book. There is next to no romance in this book and I have to say it was a refreshing break. I really liked the relationship between Jax and Rafe through RATGIRL and I hated Culpepper, who I thought was an amazing villain.
This dystopian world was extremely fun to explore and is, surprisingly, suitable for middle-grade and young-adult readers. I think both audiences can really draw a lot from RATGIRL and will have a lot of fun in the process. The environmental, action, adventure and the world-building to this book were all themes that I thoroughly enjoyed as well. This is great read, and even though it took me a while to get used to the writing and what was going on, I would highly recommend it to anyone in for a good, fresh new dystopian ride. 3.5 stars.
pg count for the kindle edition: 210
Also, be sure to check out this amazing giveaway courtesy of the author! You can enter this international giveaway for an Kindle here!
[contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]