Holy hell, Hunger Games, you rocked my world. If I'd allowed myself the time, I would have read it in one sitting. It's such a quick, interesting read; a real page-turner, if you will. I'm so intrigued by the entire story in this book and I just cannot wait to get the second one. I'm borrowing this book to my stepdad, so once he reads it and just buys the second book, I'll snatch that one for awhile. :)
It reminded me, just at first, of Unwind. It got way better and I enjoyed it much more, but the whole setting and heartlessness of everything just reminded me. I used to hate futuristic stuff like this, but when it's so vivid and realistic and you have likable characters to hold on to throughout, it's brilliant.
I love the way the characters develop in this book. I love love LOVE the "thing" going on with the two main characters, although parts of it are purely for survival. I couldn't get enough the two of them bunked down in the cave...sigh. So basically, totally in love with the first book. Yay! Thanks, Heather! :-D