Review: Proxy

Feb •  13 •  2014

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Review: ProxyProxy by Alex London
Published by Philomel on June 8, 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Science Fiction/Dsytopian
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Knox was born into one of the City’s wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death.

Syd is a Proxy. His life is not his own.

Then again, neither is Knox’s. Knox and Syd have more in common than either would guess. So when Knox and Syd realize that the only way to beat the system is to save each other, they flee. Yet Knox’s father is no ordinary Patron, and Syd is no ordinary Proxy. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test both boys’ resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay. Some debts, it turns out, cannot be repaid.

So lately I have been getting into all new these new YA and NA authors and so far I have not been disappointed. Now it is Alex London’s Proxy. The cover caught my interest and when diving in, I was blown away by the book’s pages.

The plot of the story was well developed and the book flowed from chapter to chapter. When reading the book’s synopsis the idea of slavery came into mind. The life of the proxy was something that seemed interesting, and not saying I would ever want this, I wondered what our world would be like if we had a system like that and I thought to myself that I would probably be a proxy.

Knox and Syd come from two different worlds and I feel when they meet, they instantly connect and form a sort of brotherhood that, deep down slowly expands into something more. Knox has grown up in a world that whenever he did something he shouldn’t Syd would be the one to face the punishment. Everything was going okay, one could say, until Knox crossed the line and changes not only Syd’s life but also his as well. Other characters quickly come into play and I feel in the second book, there will be more to come from them as well.

The romance in this book is weird but a good weird. Knox I feel is curious and I think he needs to make up his mind. I was so excited to see where things were going, if they were going at all, with Syd and Knox but then of course the author has to go and ruin it. Do authors do this stuff to torment the readers? I will never know that answer.

Overall Proxy is a book that will capture the reader and take you on an adventure. Alex London, like other authors I have recently read, is an author that I will be keeping an eye out in the future. I dare you to see what I meant and read Proxy. Full of action, mind-blowing scenes, and an adventure that you will not forget Proxy is a book that can easily be #1 on a reader’s 2013 top books.

I give this book 5 bites!





  1. Jenny
    Feb 13, 2014

    “I was so excited to see where things were going, if they were going at all, with Syd and Knox but then of course the author has to go and ruin it.”

    That has me both curious and nervous Chayse! I want to know what’s going on with them, so I’m definitely going to have to pick this one up:) Glad it worked so well for you!

  2. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Feb 13, 2014

    I really enjoyed this book too.

    Jen @ YA Romantics

  3. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Feb 13, 2014

    I thought the way the new technology was described was very much what I envision might happen in the future. It was a good story!

  4. Great review! If you say that something is mind blowing and full of action, you have caught my attention. I may just need to pick this one up!

  5. Ha! I like weird… so I might really enjoy that romance. LOL This sounds fab. Haven’t heard of it before.

  6. Candace
    Feb 18, 2014

    5 bites, huh? Sounds like I need to pick this one up!