Welcome to First Line Friday! If you’ve been hanging around my blog at all this week you’ll know I’m super excited about the book I’ve chosen for today’s edition of First Line Friday. Jennifer Rodewald (under the pen name J. Rodes) has written a YA dystopian series, and today is release day for the first book in that series: The Uncloaked. It’s a riveting read, and you my review will be up very soon. In the meantime, you can also read my interview with Jen about this series, my post about the word dystopia, or you could even just find out about the book below:
~ About the Book ~
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 may find disturbing.
~ First Line ~
“They’ve won. God help us.”
What a powerful first line!
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Jessica ~ A Baker’s Perspective // Sarah ~ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
Bree ~ Bibliophile Reviews // Rachel ~ Bookworm Mama
Heather ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen // Beth ~ Faithfully Bookish
Trisha ~ Joy of Reading // Kathleen ~ Kathleen Denly // Lauraine ~ Lauraine’s Notes
Andi ~ Radiant Light // Carrie ~ Reading is my Superpower // Robin ~ Robin’s Nest
Sydney ~ Singing Librarian // Amanda ~ With a Joyful Noise
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