Friday, June 2, 2017

SOVEREIGNTY BY ANJENIQUE HUGHES | REVIEW & GIVEAWAY | #sovereignty #YAfiction #dystopian

I used to think I knew all the answers; now I no longer even know the questions. - Goro

Book Title: Sovereignty by Anjenique Hughes
Category: YA fiction, 262 pages
Genre: Dystopian
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release date: July 19, 2016
Tour dates: May 15 to June 2, 2017
Content Rating: PG
(No F-words, no sexual content, only one kissing scene and mild profanity)

Book Description:

I used to think I knew all the answers; now I no longer even know the questions. - Goro

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?

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DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this book for honest review, as part of this blog tour. Be sure to check out the tour schedule at the bottom of this post!

Goro was a great character to follow. His determination to be rid of the SR (Sovereign Regime) reminded me of my dad at times. His relationship with his younger brother is adorable. I liked that his friend has a Puerto Rican parent. I don't see characters like that very often.

I must admit something. The book has a very slow build up. And I do mean very slow. I didn't sense the story picking up its pace until I was about midway. Many of the chapters began with information and back story. It was all helpful and helped me understand what Goro goes through and why he hates the SR so much. It was a bit much at some points, but once the story picked up, I started buzzing through the book. It really was great. I did enjoy reading it.

I love the author's name! Anjenique. 

Meet the Author:

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.

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