Defects by Sarah Noffke
-I was given an eCopy of this book in exchange for an honest review-
Em Fuller is a teenager living among a royal generation of Dream Travelers– The Reverians. The Reverians don’t concern themselves with matters of the Middlings, those who cannot dream travel, and hold restrictions on their population’s dream traveling adventures. Em is labeled as a “Defect” when her gift does not arise after puberty. She spends her days receiving injections that are meant to help her find her gift and farming alongside the Middlings. Em discovers, with the help of a closer friend thought to be dead for 4 years, that The Reverians have been lying about their society for years. It’s up to Em to save herself and, ultimately, the other Defects.
Yay! Another dream traveler series! I loved Awoken by Sarah Noffke so I had high expectations for this book as well. This book definitely did not let me down and I finished it in 2 sittings.
I really loved Em Fuller. She was a fantastic protagonist, very relatable, and easy to laugh with. I get annoyed when YA female protagonists have that classic “I’m not like other girls” attitude, but Em definitely has a unique voice of her own. She is strong-minded and determined. She is definitely someone that I would want to be friends with, which made the book very enjoyable.
Sarah Noffke certainly has a way of grabbing your attention with a fast-paced plot. I raced through so many of the pages because I just couldn’t get enough of the Dream Traveler’s world. I wanted to finish the book and get answers to my many questions, but at the same time I never wanted the novel to end. I’m so glad that this is going to be a trilogy because I could read about Em’s world for ages!
Honestly, the only thing I would have changed about this book is its length. I wish it was longer! There were a few storylines (Rogue, for example) that I wish had more backstory. I think a few chapters about him would have been helpful. Also, I’m just greedy and wish there was more for me to read. I’m so excited for the world to get their hands on Defects and love it as much as I did.