Imagine a world where a virus has infected the entire female population causing them to become rabid, violent beings. The only thing that can ease the effects of the change is having a mate. Also effected by the virus? Male birth rate. Men become extremely rare - a commodity used by the government to control the population.
Daniel and Candice were childhood friends - meant to be together until Daniel's poverty stricken family sells him to the government. Candice swears that she will get Daniel back. Years later, she enters the Bachelor Games - a fight to the death with the prize for the winner being the bachelor of their choice.
The battle scenes were quick, not well fleshed out. I dont' need gory details but the entire part of the book dealing with the games seemed to be over rather quickly. The plot was actually more about infiltrating the Rebels - run by free males. The sex scenes, which were numerous, were steamy and exciting not for young adult eyes.
I thought that the character of Daniel was the most developed and the relationship between him and Candace was very sweet. That said, I think so much more could have been done. It's an interesting concept but I think more character interaction and analysis would enhance the book. I will not read the next one in the series. 3 out of 5 stars.