“Make it personal” was one of world leader Talis’ main rules. Greta is just a girl, well, one of royalty, that is caught up in this new world. When two countries go to war, both of their heirs die, no matter who started it. After witnessing the death of a boy, and witnessing the arrival of another, everything changes. War breaks out and Greta’s the next one in line to die. There’s never been a way out, but maybe there is one last way to escape... to break the rule no one thought possible.
Sometimes The Scorpion Rules was difficult to follow, leaping from sad moments to humor before you got a chance to let either one sink in. Some actions (at least the ones I could follow) were quite cruel and depressing, but it really suited it’s main idea as a whole. I enjoyed how almost powerless Greta was, unlike other books where the main character is too brave or strong. I sometimes have issues with books concluding how The Scorpion Rules ended, with all the death, heart break, and lack of a true “victory," but this book executed it nicely. The book was very open-minded, containing same-sex relationships and many other ideas that made the book more relatable. It said something like, “these kids aren’t perfect, but they’re still human.” The typos were few, but when they were, they were pretty confusing. The book was totally my style and I recommend it to anyone who likes romance, violence, robots, and heartbreak.