ARC Review: Feuds by Avery Hastings

Title: Feuds
Author: Avery Hastings
Series: Feuds #1
Genre: YA Dystopia
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: September 2nd, 2014
Page count: 272 pages
Format: eARC
Source: From publisher via Netgalley

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Book Summary:
In this breathless story of impossible love, perfection comes at a deadly cost.

For Davis Morrow, perfection is a daily reality. Like all Priors, Davis has spent her whole life primed to be smarter, stronger, and more graceful than the lowly Imperfects, or “Imps.” A fiercely ambitious ballerina, Davis is only a few weeks away from qualifying for the Olympiads and finally living up to her mother’s legacy when she meets Cole, a mysterious boy who leaves her with more questions each time he disappears.

Davis has no idea that Cole has his own agenda, or that he’s a rising star in the FEUDS, an underground fighting ring where Priors gamble on Imps. Cole has every reason to hate Davis—her father’s campaign hinges on the total segregation of the Imps and Priors—but despite his best efforts, Cole finds himself as drawn to Davis as she is to him.

Then Narxis, a deadly virus, takes its hold--and Davis’s friends start dying. When the Priors refuse to acknowledge the epidemic, Davis has no one to turn to but Cole. Falling in love was never part of their plan, but their love may be the only thing that can save her world...in Avery Hastings's Feuds.

     *The Reader's Review*

     My rating: 4/5 stars
Behold this pretty cool book! You're in for a treat if you decide to browse this perfectly imperfect dystopian world. The concept is intriguing, people. It's about a society divided in two:  the Priors-- genetically altered people to grow up into perfect beings, and the Imps-- regular people (lower class) with "imperfections". They do not mix and it's actually illegal to get involved. But of course, what is prohibited makes up the best of stories!

Davis is a ballerina working hard on making into the Olympiads to live up to her late mother's reputation and to somehow make her feel proud of her. She's graceful, passionate, and like the other priors, perfect. She believes in her society that everyone should be perfect and that the Imps are dangerous. Cole, on the other hand, makes a living as a fighter at the FEUDS. Fighting is the only way he can as an Imp to make money and help out his family with food and medicine, and possibly gain enough to study and move out from the Slants. He's a good fighter and handsome as well, he could almost pass off as a Prior, but he hates the thought of them for all of what they have done to his people.

 One day, Cole is forced by his Feuds sponsor to seek out Davis and destroy her reputation by getting acquainted with her. But once they meet up at a party, sparks fly off from both ends. In begins a hectic ride of love, danger, secrets and betrayals. Their worlds begin to fall apart once the Priors start catching Narxis, a rare decease, and begin to die in a matter of hours. The Priors aren't supposed to get sick, ever.  Sadly, Davis could be next.

Feuds certainly has a lot of stuff going on and it might be a bit hard to keep up at first. There's the Feuds, Davis' ballerina Olympiads, the decease, the romance, and many other world-shattering secrets floating around. It was confusing and amazing at the same time. It was so much fun to enter this world and read about such a perfect race because even though they are perfect from the outside, they sure are not that perfect inside.

Besides from the interesting plot, I was excited to read about Davis and Cole's love story. As it turned out, their relationship developed quite fast, and it became a "Love at first sight/kiss" kind of thing. While this at first didn't make me happy because it didn't allow me to warm up to them as a thing, their relationship grew on me the more as I went inside the story. They actually ended up being a good couple after all.

Feuds also had a killer cliffhanger that broke my heart. It's been several weeks since I finished it and I still feel it. Ugh, that's why I hate cliffhangers. I really hope the next book comes out soon because I just need to know. You will understand what I mean once you read this book too. But for now, get your copy of Feuds this Tuesday!


P.S. Can you say cover love? It's so pretty!






*Note: Review written by Melissa, not Flor. Forgot I was using her account when I wrote this.* 

4 comments:

  1. This review is the total opposite of one I just read earlier today. The other blogger hated it. I think I might like it though!

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    1. Oh yeah, after I wrote this review I checked out some from other bloggers and I was like whaaaaa...t? So sad because I think it's great. :)

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    2. Well, that's where opinion differences come in. :) The cover is so pretty !!!!

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  2. I was actually interested in this book even though I've seen mixed reviews. I still plan on checking it out! Great review :)

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