Totally Cute Cover is Deceiving. Note: Thanks to Jasmine for recommending this to me. :) Welcome to the perfect world of Elysium , where people are trained into perfection, babies conceived from perfect couple matches, Enforcers and Guards are deadly accurate and perfectly lethal. I said "perfect" a lot, did I? Well.. that is what the Elysium and the Mother of the people wants us to believe. SO WRONG. [b:Renegade|11468074|Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles, #1)|J.A. Souders|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1344176313s/11468074.jpg|16402333] has been sitting on my TBR shelf for a long time. I was also stupid to think that it might have something to do with mermaids or anything underwater. (I did not look this up on Goodreads, anyway. ) I was totally wrong about mermaids but I am right about underwater. As you can see, the cover is pretty, cute and you might think that this is a love story. SO WRONG. The first few chapters introduced us to Evelyn Winters , the chosen as Daughter of the People, who by the way, is not a biological daughter of the Mother. At first, I found her quite annoying. Her actions and thoughts are boring. Too repetitive and robotic. HAH. The next chapters revealed WHY. Concept is not entirely unique. I am not sure if I should call it dystopia, because the author surely wanted this to be utopia. It's confusing. What I love about this book is the Underwater setup of the world Mother chose. According to her, Surface Dwellers or humans on land, are violent and selfish. Evil Mother. So, who died and made this B%%&*^ , queen of all? Her Father of course. Love as Swift as the Waves of the Sea. I don't like the love story in here, probably because I don't believe in it. How can a guy fall in love with a girl he just met? Gavin is cute and all, he's also nice and brave. But I cannot understand his feelings for Evie. The Kickass Action. is quite similar with Marie Lu's [b:Legend|9275658|Legend (Legend, #1)|Marie Lu|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1333909141s/9275658.jpg|14157512]. This is the main reason why I like this book! Evelyn appears fragile and spoiled, but she's a total badass. There are a lot of moments that are gruesome and bloody. There this part wherein, the "defectives" gave me the creeps! The plot is good and exciting.I am so gonna die of thinking what'll happen to Evie and Gavin as they were trying to escape Elysium.. and what's (REALLY) up with those abandoned sectors, anyway?? Confused Ending. is a cliff hanger. I am totally curious what'll happen with Evie and how she'll cope on the Surface. 4.7 out of 5 stars.