Friday, August 5, 2016

Sovereignty by Anjenique Hughes {Blog Tour Review/Giveaway}

Sovereignty by Anjenique Hughes
Paperback, 262 pages
Published July 19th 2016 by Morgan James Publishing

Book Description:

Under the totalitarian reign of the 23rd century's world's government- The Sovereign Regime- control is made possible by the identity chip implanted in every human being, recording everything that is seen, done, and experienced.

No more bank accounts.
No more smart phones.
No more secrets.

When Goro inadvertently overhears an exchange of sensitive information, causing him to confront the truth about his world and prompting him to choose his true loyalties, his dream of revolution kicks into high gear. Goro doesn't know he has covert intel in his possession both the SR and the resistance movement are desperate to acquire.

Determined to attempt the impossible task of bringing down the world government, he and his closest friends gain access to the key to ultimately deciding who has sovereignty.

But who will get to Goro first: The resistance or the Sovereign Regime?


My Review: 3 Stars

I love a good Dystopian story. This genre always seems to have the same generalized plot, but the way each author executes the story line is slightly unique and I look forward to those twists and creativity. 

The blurb drew me in and I was expecting the typical fast-paced excitement of overthrowing the way things are and trying to find a better life, but this story took awhile to gain momentum. I know it's fiction, but I was disappointed at how "today" this book feels. The constant references to things nowadays is a little unrealistic, even though they always talk about them as being far in the past. It's just hard for me to believe that so many modern things would still be viable 200 years in the future (it supposedly takes place in the 23rd century). There isn't a futuristic feel to it at all and aside from implanted chips, this could take place in Anywhere Town, 2016. It would be more believable if it were only slightly in the future. I like to think that a lot can change and happen in 200 years. A lot of the dialogue, especially when Goro's mother opens her mouth, sounds like a teenage girl. What mom constantly spews "adorbs" and "whatevs?"

I enjoyed the gumption that Goro and his friends had in wanting to make their lives better and the initiative they took to make changes is heartening. The little edge of mystery, while they uncover things, is fun. I liked the experiences they went through and the adventure that ensued. I like stories with strong relationships and bonds of loyalty and felt that this book works in those areas.

One last mention...I was disappointed in the amount of crude/crass talk, name calling, and foul language. If those things bother you, be warned--they're plentiful.

Content: moderate language; moderate violence.

*I received a copy through iRead Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*


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Author's Bio:

With master's degrees in education, special education, and counseling, Anjenique "Jen" Hughes is a high school English and math teacher who loves teaching and mentoring young people. She enjoys traveling and has worked with youth on five continents. Saying she is "young at heart" is an understatement; she is fluent in sarcasm, breaks eardrums with her teacher voice (students have complained when they were within earshot), and cracks sarcastic jokes with the best of her students. Her work with ethnically and socioeconomically diverse youth has inspired her to write books that appeal to a broad variety of students seeking stories of bravery, perseverance, loyalty, and success.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~ Facebook

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  1. Because it looks really interesting !

  2. I have 2 sisters who love to read and I get one of them books to read while I work and she watches my kids for me

  3. This sounds like a fascinating story.

  4. identity chip implanted in every human being-that sounds like a great read

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  5. I would love to win this because this book sounds like something I would really enjoy reading.

  6. I'd love to win this book because it looks like a really interesting read.