This was a fantastic listen. Story was gripping and narration was superb. I would love a sequel to tie up the loose ends.
Everything was laid out in the open finally, there are decent people out there willing to give you a second chance.
Okay so she got away, now Hannah needs to learn from your past mistakes and make better choices.
Really!!!! Hannah knew what she was getting into when decided to sleep with this married man. How foolish was she not to protect herself from getting pregnant and or contracting a disease. You have to look out for number one (yourself). This book took things to the extreme. Hannah made mistakes that a child not a full grown woman makes. She had her eyes wide open.
Aiden's wife is the really victim here. He gave her a disease which led to her infertility and he breaks their marriage vows. Yeah he's the type of guy I want my child to bring home to met me....Not!!! I don't agree with the treatment she received by the halfway house, her mother and brother-in-law. No one should be treated badly for making a mistake, non of us are perfect and we all fall far from grace.
LOVE and compassion is the greatest medicine we all need in our lives.
Social sci-fi, vampires, and modern detective thrillers, oh my!
It really makes you think about they way some want politics and laws to change and how they would really effect society.
When Hanna was made to recount her ordeal in the parlor.
She could speak up during internal dialogue. I had to keep changing the volume. This is an audio book for goodness sakes.
Simone, she is fascinating.
There is definitely room for a sequel here, a way for Hanna to make things right, working with the Novemberists. Aiden could also be a part of that, since he is against chroming.
No. The initial idea is great and the first half of the book opens up a lot of possible story lines. Most aren't pursued, unfortunately.
In the second half of the book the author switches to lots of interior monologues full of psycho-babble revelations that are trite. It was a big come-down from the first half of the book where readers were allowed to make their own conclusions about characters based on their words and actions. In the second half of the book I felt as if the author lost faith that the reader was smart enough to think for herself.
I finished this book disappointed that so many interesting story lines stopped midway and angry that I had wasted my time on this book. This book can't hold a candle to The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.
The narrator did a great job of changing her voice so that each character had a distinctive sound.
I like that this story is set in the distant future and that the author did not see it necessary to put everyone in silver suits driving flying cars. I can see how America could revert back to very stringent religious views and mannerisms in response to an epidemic. The author's choice of "chroming" was imaginative and I applaud this unexpected element of the story.
I had a real sense of each character, as well as some insight to his/her personality.
In addition to the main character, Aiden was a complex character and I enjoyed reading about him.
This is a really good story with a lot of unexpected twists and turns. At one point, I did find myself thinking "what else could possibly happen to this girl" because the story veered off in a direction that I don't think the character actually would have. However, I also understand the author's desire to add more depth and complexity to the character's story to show just how much one person can change based on their circumstances.
I can honestly see our judicial system adopting the scenario that is unfolded in this novel. But more poignant is the character building and revealing that Hilary Jordan is capable of.
The story was well thought out and revealed in a way that didn't make a book set in the future sound like science fiction.
She is perfect for the book. She was kind of mousy....but not in a bad way. Hannah was strong but quiet. I thought Heather played it perfectly!!
Yes, I think so.
I would have liked to see her get spunky a little earlier in the story.
I'm not sure, but I enjoyed listening to her. She has a pleasant voice.
Yes, when she made the doll for her baby.
I used to whistle while I worked. Now I read a book!
I don't know if I would call this novel "enjoyable" . I was almost compelled to keep listening. The author drags you into the story kicking and screaming.
Although she wasnt the main character. Kayla was my favorite character. I liked her spunk! She had the ability to hold her head up and laugh in the face of adversity.
Her voice fit the main character perfectly. You hear her and you picture and young, innocent girl. and she expresses all the pain, fear and passion she experiences.
This book is set up to have a sequel..What happened to Kayla? What happened to Aiden? What happened to the gentle, abused and pregnant 'Becca? Please don't leave us hanging!!
I really did NOT want to read this book. I looked at the summary and thought "I really don't want to read a religious novel". Still, I kept coming back to it again and again until I finally gave in, and I am glad I did. This is so much more than a modern day version of the Scarlet Letter. This is about a world where there is a religion has taken over the country, there is a Secretary of Ministry, abortion is not only illegal but treated as murder.
This is a story about religious persecution, bigotry, bravery and a young woman's coming of age and discovering who she really is as opposed to who everyone tells her she should be. An excellent and unsettling tale.