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No one stirred in the area—people stayed in their little hovels. Hiding, most likely. From the cold, the helplessness. Maybe from the Party. Staying out of sight, like cockroaches.
I am not a cockroach.
"Apathy is the illness of the overprivileged…” Words laced with fear—and maybe a hint of prophecy. His father’s words. Words Braxton would prefer to ignore.
Braxton Luther is sixteen when the Progressive Reform Party takes over the government. It can’t be that bad. So they don’t want religion in government—that’s constitutional. He can’t understand his church’s hypersensitive reaction or his father’s cryptic warning to stand against the Party’s ultimatums.
But after living under the new government for a year, Braxton faces a choice—conform to the demands of the ungodded in order to protect his best friend, Eliza, or defy the system and go into hiding, ensuring a life of misery. Still certain that life will settle back into normalcy in the near future, Braxton chooses compliance.
Then the killings begin, and the threat to Eliza becomes darker than Braxton had ever imagined. Reality finally sinks in.
Apathy is no longer a choice.
***PG-13 material. Though this book is Christian Fiction, there are dark (but not graphic) scenes that some readers my find disturbing.
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About the Author
J. Rodes is passionate about the Word of God and the powerful vehicle of story. Four kids and her own personal superman make her home in southwestern Nebraska delightfully chaotic.
Born in Colorado, she experienced both the seclusion of rugged mountain living and the busy streets of a Denver suburb during her growing up years. Somewhere in the middle of college, she married a Husker and found her way back to the quiet lifestyle of a rural area, which suits just fine.
Blessed with a robust curiosity, Jen loves to research. Whether she’s investigating the history of a given area, the biography of a Christian icon, or how nature declares the glory of God, her daily goal is to learn something new. Aiming to live with boundless enthusiasm, her creed is vision, pursuit, and excellence.
Jen lives and writes in a lovely speck of a town where she watches with amazement while her children grow up way too fast, gardens, and marvels at God’s mighty hand in everyday life.
Author J. Rodes has written a magnificent and thought provoking story in her first book in the Uncloaked Trilogy, The Uncloaked. From page one readers will be drawn into this devastating story that will make you think and rip at your heart. Rodes has a fabulous knack at storytelling that will capture the attention of readers and keep them captivating until the very end; a cliff hanging end. This book is filled with characters and a plot that will bring readers coming back for more. Teens will not want to put this fascinating story down!
Genre: science fiction, dystopian, Christian
Publisher: Rooted Publishing
Publication date: April 28, 2017
Number of pages: 310
An Audible review copy of this book was provided by the author. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
About the Book
The only thing Sydney doesn’t love about her new college life is the fact that her amazing boyfriend, Gavin, is all the way across the country at Yale. When she returns home for break, Sydney quickly discovers there’s more to her relationship with her best friend, James, than she thought. Now she’s faced with an impossible choice: her perfect boyfriend or the perfectly flawed boy who has loved her all along.
About the Author
Rachel Turner Ward graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho, graduating with an Bachelor’s in Arts of English, with an emphasis in Literary Studies. She has contributed to several online publications, including Mormon Mommy Blogs and SheSteals as well as Healthy Mom Magazine. She has written a personal blog since 2009, Trapped Between a Scream and a Hug. Her first novel, Dear Jane, was published in 2016.
Check out the author interview HERE.
Author Rachel Ward has created a fun, if a bit dramatized, story about teens and the stresses that come along with the final year of high school and moving on and sometimes moving away to attend college. It also has a bit of romance with a friend liking his best friend’s girlfriend. This is a light and quick read that teens will quite easily relate to.
Genre: young adult, contemporary, romance
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Publication date: August 8, 2017
Number of pages: 208
A review copy of this book was provided by Cedar Fort, as well as an e-copy purchased. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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