By Emma Pass
Expected Publication: May 2013
Length: 448 pages
Publisher: Random House Australia
Source: Gifted for honest review by Random House Australia
Synopsis from Goodreads
2113. In Jenna Strong’s world, ACID – the most brutal, controlling police force in history – rule supreme. No throwaway comment or muttered dissent goes unnoticed – or unpunished. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna away for life, for a bloody crime she struggles to remember.
The only female inmate in a violent high-security prison, Jenna has learned to survive by any means necessary. And when a mysterious rebel group breaks her out, she must use her strength, speed and skill to stay one step ahead of ACID – and to uncover the truth about what really happened on that dark night two years ago.
Wow I am amazed at how many great novels are coming out I seem to be giving lots of five heart reviews lately. I read Acid in one day, It was amazing another one I could not put down.
We meet Jenna as an inmate at a maximum security prison as the only female prisoner Jenna has shaved her head, and placed a tattoo on the back of her neck saying f*#$@ off. My first thoughts were of Jenna that she was one tough cookie, probably not someone I would be able to relate to. As the story unfolds however we start to see that Jenna uses her appearance as a way to survive living in a prison as the only female. As the story progresses we start to see the real Jenna start to emerge, we also find that Acid have been using some pretty devious techniques in dealing with Jenna which messes with her mind, and you see that under the tough exterior, She is a strong, Brave, fearless woman who will fight for what she believes in. The Storyline is full of Action, Surprise and of course Love. At the age of 15 Jenna is thrown from her upper privileged life and arrested and put in prison to learn the hardest way to defend herself to survive, after escaping she meets a boy named Max who is also on the run from Acid. We follow their plight as they try to outrun ACID and fight for their freedom.
The Cover was what first drew me to Acid I thought the cover was amazing, when choosing a book to read I love to have a strong, brave and kick ass heroine, and the cover of Acid gave me that Impression, and Is exactly what it delivers. After being in prison for two years Jenna is broken out by some freedom activists hoping that she will help them bring down Acid, which is a police force that has segregated the city and rules with an Iron fist, serving only themselves.