The Bar Code Tattoo
In the world of 2025, everyone is getting a bar code tattoo. This tattoo allows you to be scanned and instantly a person can see your driver's license, bank accounts, and any criminal records. There are some that don't want the tattoo, but soon there may be a world where you either have one, or you can't do anything.
This book had a lot of promise, and I actually really liked it. It's a good mystery/sci-fi thriller. Kayla Reed, the main character, is realistic, and a good main character.
And then it all went wrong.
Meet, The Bar Code Rebellion.
In this sequel, there are magical telepathic powers (woah! Where the carp* did that come from?), clones spliced with bird DNA (once again, what the carp?), and a plot that wraps up in TWO PAGES. Okay. You can't wrap up a series in TWO PAGES. And then we kept meeting new people-- new important people-- and then leaving them behind and never talking about them again. What the carp?
This book once again follows Kayla, but now she's out in the wild resisting the now mandatory bar code tattoo. While in the wild, she goes through all that crazy stuff I listed above.
This book had SO MUCH POTENTIAL! To the point that I actually wished I could rewrite the book for her! But it was so disappointing.
All in all, I wish I could say read the first one and not the second, but the first one ends all cliffhangerish, and it would be really annoying to not know what happens. So I'm going to have to say skip this series. Which is unfortunate, because it had such potential.
*Carp is not a typo. I have a thing against saying "Crap," so I just switched around the letters. Now "carp" has kind of become my word.