Yeah, well I shouldn’t have thoughts.
It was gritty and dark, and while that sounds good on the surface, it wasn’t really the kind of book I like to read. The book delved into futuristic drug use, the main character was a drug dealing antihero of sorts (I think, I really didn’t get that far before I put the book down). But it made me think about how women/girls rarely seem to come out and directly say they like science fiction. Is it because this (and star wars/star trek and other masculine shows) are what we think of and associate with science fiction? Dystopian is a sub-genre of science fiction, but it is well regarded within the female reading community. So well regarded, that books that are not dystopian and are simply YA science fiction are labeled dystopian (like Cinder by Marissa Meyer and Beta by Rachel Cohn).
I think we should take back the genre, ladies. Or just share. You know, whatevs. But the fact is that older science fiction appeals more to the male masses. Sadness.
Final Thought: ??? I dunno, I read twenty pages lol