On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream. Unless you approach the edge.
Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. If she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in her best friend, Pen, and in Basil, the boy she’s engaged to marry.
Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, he is the boy being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find — or whom she will lose.
This book falls flat for me. I was expecting more world building and character development, but it all felt bland. It doesn’t have anything special that distinguish it from other dystopian novel, and honestly, it bores me.
Nothing really happened at more than the first half of the book. At least nothing threatening Morgan’s personal life. I mean, there are some bad things happened to the society, but nothing that affects her directly. Instead we read through chapters and chapters of Morgan’s social life and romantic life. It was really boring and dragged on so much that I almost give up on this book and move on.
Even when things finally started to happen, the pacing was still very very slow. All the secrets revealed? None are shocking or world changing. The murderer runs free? There are no actions taken to get them or at least plotting and brain storming to guess WHY. It’s just really really boring because it seems like our MC is doing nothing and we are stuck doing nothing with her.