Revolution by Jessica Frances
Publication date: January 26th 2016
Genres: Dystopia, New Adult
Summary from Goodreads
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 has the level of maturity in the writing that I absolutely LOVED. I was incredibly interested in this book from the summary and it really did exceed my expectations. The visualization in scenes and incredible ability to guide the reader deeper and deeper into the story was really fun. This was a morally testing book that I believe has an underlying truth in our own society. It’s a bold story that looks into beings that are genetically engineered to be better and are considered Superiors. With no rights, humans became pets and there were no ramifications for how you treated them.
It’s a great twist on the usual dystopian genre that is popular today and had so much more to offer as well. A forbidden friendship emerges when Tilly, a human, is brought into Johnny and Charlotte’s home. As time goes by, Tilly and Johnny grow closer and weary of their feelings towards one another. Together, though, they are strong and determined to change their society forever. Having the past and present, as well as Tilly and Johnny’s point of view was a really interesting choice and it worked!
Revolution is suspenseful, engaging, and even sweet. I would definitely recommend you put this at the top of your list of ‘must read’.
About the Author
I enjoy reading and writing paranormal and sci-fi romance, however I will read almost anything if it is written well. My e-reader is FULL of books and I continue to add to them daily. I am a book hoarder and will never change. I love entering new worlds and finding new perspectives to view life through.
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