I was late to the party on this series. I was afraid that it was going to be too similar to the Hunger Games and other dystopian stories that had recently been published. So it wasn't until I was at my local library picking up a couple books I'd had on hold, and happened to see it sitting on the shelf. Maybe it was a weak moment, but I decided what the heck and checked it out as well. I flew through this book. Yes it is similar to other stories, but it was well written and did have some unique qualities. The relationship that begins forming between June and Day hooked me. I also like that June didn't instantly side with Day, but slowly came around to seeing how things were being handled. Maybe I found this book to be worthy of four stars since starting out I didn't have high hopes and was pleasantly surprised. Whatever the case may be, I can't wait for the library to get Prodigy so I can continue the story.