by Jessica Frances
New Adult Dystopian
Date Published: January 26, 2016
I was raised in a world where humans no longer rule.
In the past, we made a terrible mistake by creating a new species we thought would serve us as our army, which led to our downfall.
There was a war, we lost, and many lives were massacred. It was the end of life as we knew it and the beginning of a hell we were now trapped in. We became enslaved to what we now called Superiors, becoming pets to them, simply there to entertain.
In a world so miserable, I managed to do the unthinkable: I fell in love. But even that was doomed, because to love a Superior was forbidden.
What the rest of the Superiors didn’t know was how deeply a human could love or how resilient we became when we were hurt.
The Superiors never could have imagined an uprising, which was why they never saw it coming.
Humans deserved to be free, and I would stop at nothing to deliver that promise.
My name is Tilly, and I am still alive with one sole purpose: to begin a revolution.
I had been raised to believe humans were worthless. We owned them and controlled them, and when we were done with them, we threw them away. Therefore, I never thought I would ever feel more for Tilly than disinterest. I never expected to want to save her.
It was forbidden for a Superior to love a human. No one had ever crossed that line, but I did. I fell madly in love with her, so it was no surprise how we ended up.
I was raised to be a soldier, and that was what I was always going to be. However, I was not a soldier for the Superiors, not anymore.
I became a soldier for humans, and I would stop at nothing to help them. They deserved to be free, and I would die protecting them.
My name is Johnny, and I am here with one sole purpose: to finish a revolution.
This book contains Adult situations, violence, and language
I was given a book in exchange for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.
It is a different time. It has been so many years since humans have rights that most don't even question it. Humans are now kept as pets by the Superiors. They wear permanent collars. When they get too old or are no longer useful, the Superiors euthanize them. What if 18 year old Tilly escapes and tries to pass for a Superior? What has she got to lose after being abused by her legal owner Joseph for those eighteen years?
I love it when the main character declares what she intends to do at the beginning of the book. Tilly is going to start a revolution. Such a strong start to a book, and a great introduction to one of the main characters. It is also interesting that the author chose to tell Joseph's story. That way the reader gets to see through the eyes of a Superior as well as a human. The book is paced well and the dual narrative helps round out the story. This is a new author to me, but I am definitely interested in reading more from her.
Author BioJessica Frances is an avid reader and writer, spending most of her free time doing both. She loves delving into the paranormal world and taking a break from real life as much as possible.