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Review: Revolution by Jessica Frances

March 14th, 2016 by Debbie's World of Books

Revolution by Jessica Frances

Source: Received for review

Publication date: January 26, 2016

Rating: ★★★★☆

About the book:

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.

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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.

My review:

I received this book for review as a part of a book blast and while I’m not a fan of the cover, the blurb did intrigue me. I was a little leery about requesting it since it sounded like a self-pub and those have been hit or miss for me. After finishing it up I have to say it was definitely worth the risk.

I ended up enjoying the book way more than I expected. With the direction man kind is heading in these days I can truly see us one day creating a new race of beings that will one day replace us or dominate us.

The entire cast of characters was fascinating and I really admired the heroine, Tilly. It’s hard to imagine being raised to think you’re nothing but a disposable pet and not knowing any other life. Despite this Tilly showed that she could be strong and still care about others. The Superiors from the family Tilly belongs to, Charlotte and Johnny, are very different from most of the other Superiors in the book and I fell in love with both. It was interesting to see the two very different journeys they took to realizing that humans shouldn’t be treated like animals. Charlotte was so kind from the start and took Tilly under her wing and tried to protect her. Johnny on the other hand while slightly interested in Tilly, had a much longer journey to come to the same realization. Watching he and Tilly get to know each other and eventually fall in love made it all the more heartbreaking to watch what both go through.

The story itself was pretty predictable but that didn’t take away from my enjoyment in reading the story. The pace was never slow and my interest never waned until the very last page. I am also glad to say that this is a standalone book so no cliffhanger endings which is quite refreshing.

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Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Dystopia, Young Adult

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