Synopsis:When Riley heads off to boarding school for a summer work-study program, she knows it’ll be demanding. What she doesn’t expect? To be thrust into an intense physical training program described as special, exclusive and worst of all–top-secret. She signed up for tuition assistance, not to be held in a secret government facility for boot camp…
Welcome to The Division, the government agency that’s so classified, most United States senators have never heard of it.
The Division wants Riley bad, but she can’t figure out why. Skeptical of what she’s being told, Riley’s determined to uncover the truth. Boot camp is intense, physically and mentally draining. The upside? One of her new teammates is the cutest boy ever. Watching Finn hit the gym wearing a tank top doesn’t suck–although sometimes his brooding attitude does. But when training forces Riley to confront her tragic past, even Finn’s big biceps aren’t enough to make her want to stay…
Beware: The Division isn’t something you just walk away from. You better run.
Riley realizes her capabilities and strengths are greater than she’d ever imagined. But she also learns she wasn’t just chosen for this special program…
She was made for it.
My Review: 3 Stars
Premonition was a cool read, but once again, I can’t say that it’s original. It kind of borrows ideas from a bunch of different places like X-Men and Divergent. This isn’t to say it’s bad, I liked those books and I enjoyed this story, but it kind of feels like it has all been done before.
I the major flaw in this book is that it feels as if it is missing a climax. There were events that happen, sure, but when it ended I found myself surprised that it was over already. Obviously this is going to be a series, but they probably should have combined this book and the next so that there is a big climax. It just feels as if I got an introduction to this world and the characters that will be contained in the series.
As for the characters, they were alright. Riley kind of annoyed me at times, as she wouldn’t believe things that were happening right in front of her face and she needed everything spelled out for her. Plus the constant babble on how hot she found Finn. Biceps, biceps, biceps. Okay, I get the picture. You like his freaking biceps. That doesn’t really make me feel the romance. Do you notice anything else about the guy? Jeez. At times I found myself more drawn to Josh as a love interest with his actions over Finn and his stupid biceps.
I do have to say that I am a total sucker for all things about superpowers, so it really isn’t the complete fault of this book that it didn’t feel fresh to me. But I feel as if the books are always about the person who is telekinetic. Why can’t I get to read a book from the telepath’s point of view? Now that would be really cool. Basically I feel like it’s been done before and this premise needs a better angle.
(Small spoiler alert.)
Now I am kind of jealous because I would give anything to have a hallucination where I got to see my dead loved one’s just one last time. Thinking about that and one of the scenes in this book nearly made me cry. The writing was great in order to invoke such a raw emotion from me.