2113. In Jenna Strong’s world, ACID – the most brutal, controlling police force in history – rule supreme. No throwaway comment or muttered dissent goes unnoticed – or unpunished. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna away for life, for a bloody crime she struggles to remember.
The only female inmate in a violent high-security prison, Jenna has learned to survive by any means necessary. And when a mysterious rebel group breaks her out, she must use her strength, speed and skill to stay one step ahead of ACID – and to uncover the truth about what really happened on that dark night two years ago
I loved acid! What a cracking story and kick-ass heroine. I couldn't read it quickly enough and was hooked from page one.
Acid is set in a future Britain and is the story of Jenna Strong. Jenna is 17 and has just broken out of a high security prison that she was put into for murdering her parents. Throughout the course of the book you get an insight into a corrupt totalitarian world where the people are watched every minute of every day and any slight disoriented is punished harshly.
I loved several things about this book.
Firstly I loved Jenna. She is a feisty led who no one messes with. At 17 she has been through so much and come out the other side so much tougher for it. Any one that tries to mess with her finds out to their peril how far she is willing to go to survive. That said underneath it all she has a really tender edge which comes out more and more as you get to know her over the course of the book. I loved seeing how she develops a relationship with Max and the lengths she is willing to go to help him.
I loved the world set up in this story. The state is this all seeing all knowing and corrupt big brother and the more you get into the story the more corrupt you find it is. I loved getting under the skin of the world and seeing how everything wasn't quite how it seemed on the outside and I really enjoyed uncovering all the secrets all with Jenna.
I loved that this book was set in the UK. So often the big dystopian series that are being published of late are US based and I loved that this was set in the UK. Certainly something I want more of please
A fab story, a kick-ass heroine and nail biting read set in an all too realistic world which will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first to the last page.