The Pledge

The Pledge - Kimberly Derting I loved the beginning of the book. I thought the concept of that it goes back to a class system and the the different languages between classes was really interesting. It reminded me of a feudal society. My problem was with her world-building. I liked the world, but a lot about it didn't make sense to me at all. This is supposed to be a dystopian book. A dystopian book is basically "what if this happened" and how the society changed. But they didn't explain in a way that I really got how we went form having a president to having an absolute monarchy, that has to be a queen. This was really where I had my problems. How did society evolve that the royals had special, unique powers, that are only passed down through only the female line. Also, how is it that society all around the world was just completely destroyed if they did not have a queen with super special powers on the throne. It just did not make sense to me.
The Love interest was okay. I liked him and her together, but they did not really know anything about each other and that never really changed. They barely knew anything about the other, besides what class they were born into. Her one friend Brooklyn I liked originally, but she changed halfway through the story and you find out that girl that was Charlie's best friend was a complete lie. Charlie's family practically took her in but guess what? Almost everything that came out of her mouth was a lie. If I was Charlie, I would have been so angry. She was basically family and she lied to her about everything including her personality.
The book was not awful. I might read the next one if I'm bored. But I won't be holding my breath. Her other series was way better than this.