Eighteen-year-old Blanca has lived a sheltered life. Her entire childhood has been spent at Tabula Rasa School where she’s been protected from the Internet.
Blanca has never been online and doesn’t even know how to text. Her lack of a virtual footprint makes her extremely valuable, and upon graduation, Blanca and those like her are sold to the highest bidders.
Blanca is purchased by Cal McNeal, who uses her to achieve personal gain. But the McNeals are soon horrified by just how obedient and non-defiant Blanca is. All those mind-numbing years locked away from society have made her mind almost impenetrable.
By the time Blanca is ready to think for herself, she is trapped. Her only chance of escape is to go online.
“I have everything I need to achieve happiness” That is one of the central themes to this story. What we define as Happiness and right in this technology filled world. Are the Vestrals right with their perfect privacy never knowing what the internet holds , or are the virus right with their finger enhanced internet.
The relationship between Blanca and Seth is a delicate one as she says “Technology is no excuse to be rude, I hope you get help for your addiction” She wants to think for herself but her training as a Vestral has her needed someone to tell in her instead what to do but if she in a mission she very able to improvising all on her own.
As the story winds down to the end Blanca finds out a few truths about who she is and who her real parents are and she learns “I am a survior, I have good instincts, and i can think for myself” which i feel is something we all need to learn a bit of privacy is good but also knowing what the world has to offer is good as well a delicate balance has to be played out to get the best of both worlds. Really looking forward to the next book thanks Month9books.