On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream, unless you approach the edge. Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close can lead to madness, like her older brother Len, a Jumper. She takes solace in her best friend Pen, and in Basil, the boy she’s engaged to marry. When she investigates the first murder in a generation, she meets Judas. The suspect was betrothed to the victim, but Morgan believes he is innocent. Nothing can prepare Morgan for the secrets she will find – or whom she will lose.
- The world-building was amazing. Lauren created another earth, but it was pulled off and separated from the other part of earth, floating in space. It was such a neat concept and so well done.
- The Internnent society was really interesting, they control the population and children are coupled up immediately with their betrothed.
- Morgan, the MC was intriguing. She was smart, just naive. It was a good combination for the story.
- I had a book crush on Basil, he was so sweet, strong and loyal.
- I loved the idea of the blood rings - "our clear rings catching the light. We had to wear them on chains around our necks until last year, when they finally fit us. When we're married, the jeweler will open them and they'll be filled with our blood - mine in his ring, his in mine."
- This book did have a bit of that first book syndrome, setting up the rest of the story for the next book. It didn't bother me completely, because the world-building was so well done, but it definitely left me wanting more. Alas, the second book doesn't come out until 2015.