Although there's an attempt at the empowerment platitudes that have recently become so popular in YA, it can't hold up a stale, lazy plot that insults readers' intelligence.
Overall The Island is an exciting, fast-paced thriller with more than a touch of Stanford prison experiment. It toys with your emotions and hangs them out to dry.
I love the story Singer has created, but for the sake of just about everyone, I hope it isn't prescient.
What would The Handmaid's Tale look like set in the world of Red Queen? Whether you care to ask that question or not, Grace and Fury is here with an answer.
Eve of Man's first half is unbearably boring, and the second half reads like one of those fantasies where terrorists invade your workplace/school and you singlehandedly take them all out. If you want a book that capitalises well on a Handmaid's Tale kind of setting, go for Grace and Fury instead.