One of the best books I've read this year!
I absolutely LOVED this book. It was described as Percy Jackson meets the Hunger Games and I couldn't agree more. The world was very interesting and so unique. The diversity in this books is amazing. There are so many people of color and the LGBTQ+ representation is so good. It seems like the representation was included so seamlessly and in such small ways that mean so much. I fell in love with all the characters. Even though there were 10 competitors in the trials I feel like I got to know each of them. They were all very unique and had their own chance in the spotlight. I loved our main character, Teo. He’s an amazing friend and is also willing to admit when he’s wrong. He’s just trying his best. There was action, suspense, and tension. There were reignited friendships and betrayals. It was everything I look for in a book and I can’t wait for the sequel!