This novel had nonstop action from beginning to end and I couldn't put it down! Brooke is the main character who may not have nature survival skills but she is one hell of a fighter. I liked that Brooke was trying to make a life for herself and her sister but I hated how she ignored her instincts most of the time. The only thing I really didn't like is that some of the fighting scenes seemed very repetitive. I wish that the author had switched up the fighting especially in the arena and come up with new ways for the characters to fight. I really liked the love triangle between Brooke and the two guys she meets along the way. I'm curious to see where those relationships end up in the next novel. I would also hope that the characters gain a bit more depth to them in the next novel as well because while I enjoyed them I didn't really connect to them. I would recommend this novel to those who like dystopian novels and a strong fighter for a heroine.