My neurons are dead. My neurotransmitters: Busted. This is a totally awesome read! I have no idea how to express my thoughts about this book. First, it reminds me a bit of the headache I had when I read the Mara Dyer series. It has the same dark quality and the mind boggling questions as to what happened, why and how are they going to cope.Apparently, by the time kids turn 10, symptoms of an affliction called IAAN (Idiopathic Adolescent Acute Neurodegeneration) starts to manifest. The prognosis? Instant death. Nobody knows the cause of this disease and that's what the mind fuckery is all about. I mean, is it genetic? Is it artificially induced to the kids by means of water, food or air they breathe? However, kids who did not drop dead are sent to different camps. They are classified into colors and are subject to work and torture. All because they developed special abilities that is a total mystery why they suddenly developed. Characters. Ruby is a bit antisocial. I guess, she spent a lot of time being depressed that her own parents sent her away and can't even remember her. Liam is NICE. A lot of novels associate the male protag as a handsome badass. But, Liam doesn't even have the douche DNA. It seems like he carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. He's an optimist. Chubs or Charles is a witty and difficult character. He is well-guarded and soft on the inside. I like his smart mouth and he likes to read too! :) Suzume reminds me a bit of Rue from the Hunger Games. She's mute, shy but deadly. Together, they traveled to find East River and find the Slip Kid. Who, by the way came as quite a surprise to me. Clancy is.... sneaky. I don't have any more words for him. I almost fell for the fact that there might be a brewing love triangle.The ending is totally frustrating and sad. I mean. how could you do that Ruby?? Poor Liam. My heart ached for the two of them. Ouch. 4.7 out of 5 stars.