This was a really great new dystopian story. It totally had an Old West feel with "stagecoach" robberies and horseback getaways. While there were definitely some parts that could be considered a bit standard for a dystopian story, I feel that those are things you kind of need to make the story work. There were times I wondered if those who were tentative allies were actually allies or there for other possibly nefarious reasons, but that is what kept me intrigued and turning pages as fast as I could to see what would happen next, and how they would get past each obstacle that was thrown in their path. The only thing I wasn't a huge fan of was that it was in third person, and I feel like having it in first person might have worked better for some parts. However I feel that is my personal opinion, and not at all anything that reflects on how great the story is overall. I can't wait to get a copy of this one for my school library for my students to read and enjoy!