Luisa is ready for her life to start. Five minutes ago. And she could be on her way, as her extraordinary coding skills have landed her a finalist spot for a fellowship sponsored by Thomas Bell, the world's most brilliant and mercurial tech entrepreneur. Being chosen means funding, mentorship, and most importantly, freedom from her overbearing mother. Maybe Lu will even figure out how to control the rare condition that plagues her: whenever her emotions run high, her physical senses kick into overload, with waves of colour, sound, taste, and touch flooding her body.
But Luisa's life is thrust into chaos as a deadly virus sweeps across the globe, killing thousands and sending her father into quarantine. When Lu receives a cryptic message from someone who might hold the key to stopping the epidemic, she knows she must do something to save her family—and the world.
I enjoyed reading this book, but yeah, it was very weird! Not in the beginning, but maybe about halfway through, it started getting very strange, kinda mystical, and I feel conflicted about it, some good, some bad. So yeah, it won't be for everybody!
The idea of a organisational taking over basically for the government, yeah, it's an idea that I'm wary about. They have the power, but none of the controls of the government. Sure, those controls make things slower, but without them, just people saying they're trying to do good, yeah, that's scary!
I really enjoyed the plot line of the epidemic, of how Luisa (which is so close to my name of Louisa!) got pulled into helping, and yeah, it was so interesting to read! She did have a personal reason to do so, first her friend died, and then her dad got sick, so yeah, she definitely had motivation!
It started getting weird around the middle point, but that ending, yeah, that was just pure "what the heck is going on?" It was so freaking strange and this kinda floaty thing that was kinda India and maybe Hinduism, I think. And then it ended. So it could have a sequel, which would be nice, to get some explanations!
I enjoyed reading it but it was weird and strange!
Author: Emily Ziff Griffin
Read: July 20th, 2018
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a DAC Book and a SAC 2018 Book!
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: September 5th 2017