In the city of Monopolis where happily ever after is just a scientific formula away, Valentine Morland has been waiting nine years for her day to come. Now it’s here, and she will marry the man of her dreams, a stranger to her, before being swept off to life of carefree luxury and bliss, courtesy of the Jigsaw Project. However, all is not as Valentine imagined as her new husband is quickly discovered as not the man of her dreams, but one who claims he isn’t capable of love at all. Harbouring an intense paranoia for the system, which upholds the very idealist fantasy that Valentine holds so dear, Clark threatens to throw her into a world, not of bliss, but of scary consequence where her every emotion is under scrutiny. Can it be that the scientific formula with a 99% success rate got it all wrong, or is everything in the world of Bliss Inc. more sinister than it seems?
I have to say that I really love the Authors imagination in this book. The world she created was something out of a movie but at the same time it’s something that could totally happen in decades to come.
I love Valentines character. While she was very strong and opinionated she still had those personality traits that gives her that real feel. She was sweet and down to earth and really just wanted the fairy tale.
Clark is the quintessential bad boy hero. He’s cold and hard and a total jerk most of the time but it really fits for his character and I liked him. There is a mystery that surrounded him and I was pleasantly surprised about how I wasn’t able to figure out what was going on with him but once it comes out, I was shell shocked.
I love the plot it was a futuristic look at pretty much matchmaking dating, but you end up getting married. I really enjoyed watching them get to know one another. it was a pivotal point in the book and it made you decide how you were going to feel about the characters. All the Technology that was in this book, was very intriguing and I thought the author did an amazing job with description.
Overall I loved this book. It was different than I thought it was going to be but in a good way. The authors imagination and writing style help make this book intriguing and different. I do have to say I wish we would’ve gotten some at Clark’s POV just for the fact that it was hard to majorly connect with him and his feelings about everything. 4.5 stars #2OCCJD
About the author
Writing has always been an escape for me. I can imagine bizarre new worlds, create entirely new living species and dream up all kinds of odd and absurd scenarios. I love it, and always will do. Its my life. Even now, while preparing for to begin my Masters degree in 21st century literature, I am always searching for fresh inspiration. I live in England, in the city of Lincoln but originally hail from Norwich. If I am not concocting up mad magical ideas, I am usually curled up in bed reading, Modelling or adding to my vintage book collection. The power of the written word is marvellous, and I am continually finding myself learning, and exploring all its shadowy corners. I spend hours and hours combing through texts, books and words and quite frankly, it is exhausting.
I wouldn’t have it any other way.