For two years, six months, fourteen days, eleven hours and sixteen minutes, Subject Six-Eight-Four — ‘Jane Doe’ — has been locked away and experimented on, without uttering a single word.
As Jane’s resolve begins to crack under the influence of her new — and unexpectedly kind — evaluator, she uncovers the truth about Lengard’s mysterious ‘program’, discovering that her own secret is at the heart of a sinister plot … and one wrong move, one wrong word, could change the world.
The premise of this book sounded super interesting to me, and while it was an enjoyable read, it fell flat gaining only 3 stars from me. I figured out why Jane thought she was "a monster" pretty quickly. It wasn't outwardly some big mystery but I do get the feeling the author was building up to a big shocking reveal when in reality, this big climax at the end had me like "uhhh yeah? I grasped that waaaayyy back?".
I liked Jane, I found her interesting and it was super cool when we got into the main bit of the story - I don't want to give anything away so I'll just say "training" for now - but the overall plot relied on some pretty shady stuff that I don't fully see actually happening. Like it just didn't seem plausible to me.
This was very much the first book in a series and has built up a lot for a sequel but I am really not character driven. I just don't care enough to want to read more books about the same people. Occasionally I will, but I don't see myself going out of my way to pick up the next book of this. I really don't care what happens.