Two words that come to mind are intriguing and revolutionary when describing the first part of this story. From the first line of the paragraph, we are not flowers. We do not wilt, we are taken into a story that is so engaging and gives me Red Rising feels. I can't wait to read more of this story.
I will say that the cover doesn't really draw me in. Whether I find it to busy or maybe the colors it doesn't really grab my eye at first glance.