December 19, 2021
In MicroScrep, a post-pandemic world, one politician, Arthur Mills, brings all scientists and engineers together to create a vaccine and rebuild a world where harmony ensues. What results is a society where algorithms control who you marry, who your child is, and what position you have.
Adriana Buckowski is not normal. Her eyes are two different colors, making her less susceptible to the system’s propaganda, she has a unique connection with a boy named Zach, and she has questions. Weird occurrences happen as she gets closer to her Calling Ceremony, where she’ll be given a position. When she finally starts piecing together the twisted motives at play in MicroScrep, she becomes a cog in the wheel of the state.
Her only option for survival lies with Zach, and the hope that she will be vindicated through a vigilante group off-grid. But with time ticking against her, will she survive long enough to be redeemed?
Living in a post-pandemic world known as MicroScrep, Zach and Adriana hope to be perfect matched together someday. Love is forbidden and the natural way of life is filled with germs, viruses and disease. A world led to believe that surrogates are to be cherished and worshiped, as they are the creators of the new world. But life isn’t perfect and our two main characters are about to learn an ugly truth.
This book is full of lies and deception. Good and evil. In the current pandemic society of today, this book hits close to home on many sensitive topics. It is not for a weak hearted person to read, as it contains many triggers such as abuse and violence.
The author did a magnificent job of creating an unusual yet believable world. Her characters have lots of depth and strong personalities. She has laid the foundation for a perfect series that shall pull in readers and hold them captive.
I could easily compare this book to the Hunger Games or Maze Runner series. It has the same groundwork style and genre. It is a storyline that entails a ruined society and a person or group of persons who want power, and those who want to stand up and fight. I could easily see this book made into a motion picture.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was an intense and steady paced read that flowed flawlessly. It held my attention from the first “illegal dance” till the very mind blowing end. It was definitely not what I expected going in. I truly cannot wait to see what happens next.
Boshra Rasti was raised in British Columbia, Canada and works as an expatriate teacher in Qatar. She received a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Royal Roads University, which proved a fateful blow to her belief in anything hierarchical. However, it did spark her desire to flee from the real world and start writing about other ones. When she is not working to earn a living, she enjoys the escape that reading and writing lend her. She also enjoys physical running, even if it is of the sadistic variety in Qatar.
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