The fourth book for The Artful Readers Club
This was a wonderful read. I liked the fact that Lana wasn’t the typical heroine that puts herself in trouble. I’m all for girl power but let’s be realistic. You’re more likely to meet a smart woman who can’t shoot a gun to save her life than a kickass bitch. Romance with Brady was a nice touch to the story. I wish some of her friends were more developed characters though. I think it would have spiced up the story.
This is the book's blurb:
Futuristic romance. After nuclear strikes cripple the East Coast in the year 2135, security expert Lana is alone with a secret she must protect at all costs, even if it means placing her life – and her heart – in the hands of Brady, the compelling, dangerous leader of the rebellion. As a member of the lower class, Brady serves two masters: the rebellion and the regular army. It will take all his connections and strength to protect Lana and keep from falling in love with her.
This clearly is a dystopian novel. We have Lana that has kind of an important job even though she shouldn't according to her social status but she's been taken care of by this friend of the family that is pretty politically important and he made sure she got proper education and later the job she has now.
She discovers something about a certain corrupt politician that threatens the existence of the social order as it is and she destroys the government building that was sort of a command center and runs for her life with a certain object that shouldn't fall in the wrong hands.
She falls in the hands of the rebels and falls in love with the leader which kind of confuses her because he was also the "voice" that was guiding her to safety ever since her family friend informed her it's time for the emergency procedure.
The book has risky missions, explosions, fights, intrigue, seduction and a sexy hero.
Hmmmm. Apparently I was mistaken. I thought dystopia and post-apocalyptic was the same thing. They are not! So let's see if I got this right.
Dystopia is a futuristic society where something goes wrong and is opposite of utopia which is a perfect society. Utopia usually becomes dystopian because reading about a perfect society would be just boring.
Post-apocalyptic is a world after a major catastrophe that wiped out humanity and survivors that are left on earth are struggling.
The problem arises when you have a dystopian novel that is clearly set after some catastrophic event took place. And a post-apocalyptic novel where a new society is formed. You see my dilemma?
Because this book is exactly that. You have this perfect society where all kind of shit happens and makes it dystopian but as you can see from the book's blurb it is set after a major catastrophe that is a nuclear war. I'm calling it both.
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