If you are a fan of books like Divergent and enjoy short reads, you will love book one in this fast-paced dystopian adventure with just a hint of romance.
My name is Sinna Reardon. I suppose deep down I'd like to believe God exists. But he doesn't, not since the war. Most days I'm okay with that. Jacob calls me a pessimist, but I'm a realist. How can I believe when a place like Rehabilitation and a regime like the Elite exist, dictating our every move?
If God were so great, he'd do something. But he hasn't. We're forgotten. And that scares me, because it means I might have to do something myself.
Sinna has spent her life walking a fine line between breaking the rules and obeying them to a fault. In a Godless world where science and logic reign supreme and people are punished for believing, are friendship and love reasons enough to abandon unbelief? Enough to put her faith in something bigger than herself?
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I didn't realize what a short book it was when I got it. I liked the book, but far too short for me. Also I was having trouble with the audio randomly going from normal volume to very quiet, and back. Not sure if it was the fault of the recording or my iPhone though... But other than those two things I enjoyed it!
A disturbing peek into a possible future.
A nuclear war has devastated the planet and billions of people and animals are dead. The remaining people are hungry and the land is barren. Shacks are heated by fireplace and cooled by open windows/doors. Before the war is known as the Old World. This is the New World; a time of suspicion, neighbors spying on each other to survive and little joy. It's ruled by the Elite and their Laws, with no court and no individual rights. The main Laws decree: "Don't Repeat Mistakes of the Old World, Don't Seek Love...And Above All Else, Don't Believe!!' There is no place for God!! Penalties for breaking these laws are severe.
Sinna and Jacob, teens born into this world, know nothing of the Old World except that retold by their elders.
The story revolves around the Laws, how they affect Sinna, Jacob and his sister, Sammy.
Ms. Stone has created a New World of believable characters, dialog, background information and plot. The ending may be unexpected. An impressive read from a new dystopian/sci-fi author. The first of a series that is a cliffhanger, which I don't usually appreciate, but this time I'm looking forward to the next book!
This audio book was given to me for free for an honest review.
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