I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Wicked We Have Done by Sarah Harian
Genres: Sci-fi & Fantasy
This story started off great in the beginning and made me instantly like the main character, Evalyn. The author tip-toes around the circumstances of why Evalyn is being sent away and only give little hints to what horrible crime she could have committed. The story has a very sci-fi feel to it and was similar to The Hunger Game novels in my opinion.
The premise of the story was that the government has a facility that criminals can be sent to after committing horrible crimes, and centered on the ones that were first time offenders. The theory was that they would be put through a test to decide if they were actually moral and only committed their crime because they were forced to in some way or form.
These tests took place in The Compass Rooms (never got what actually went on in these rooms) and ultimately decided the fate of the accused, I thought the idea of this was unique and different.
I really lost interest half way through and had a hard time connecting with the other characters most of the time; their relationships didn’t seem very believable in my opinion. I just couldn’t find that connection to really immerse myself in their world.
This just wasn’t my kind of story I suppose, but might appeal to a group interested in a different dystopian young adult genre.