Author: Josephine Boyce
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Publication Date: 2016
Auria was the last nation in Europe to be occupied by the Global Defence Organisation, the same organisation that promised to bring peace when riots spread rapidly across the continent. Now governing all of Old Europe, the GDO’s control over Auria begins to increase and their tactics to dominate the population becomes more violent; 17-year-old Cassia Fortis decides that she’s had enough of being repressed and chooses to take matters into her own hands.
With her loyal friend Luca, Cassia joins the GDO army, in the hope that she can find a way to free her Dad from prison and reunite her parents. What she doesn’t account for are the measures she will have to take to prove her loyalty to the regime and the devastating path her best friend Jake will take.
Thank you so much to the author herself for sending me a signed copy of her novel in exchange for my honest review.
First off, let’s look at how amazingly gorgeous this cover is. I mean, the bold red complimented with a roaring lion! It is the picture definition of strength and courage, which is the perfect compliment to the story that is inside.
Rebellion pulled me in from the very first page. It has everything I require from a good book: A good, solid plot, some great dialogue and of course, a headstrong, tough heroine.
I feel that the new attraction for YA readers is dystopian type novels that have a slight romance twist to them. Of course, you can never have enough of the dystopian theme, which is what keeps the readers coming back for more.
The characters are well drawn, and the romance develops naturally. Cassia isn’t some superhero planning to take on the state, merely a young woman who simply wants to save those whom she loves.
The story itself is very well written and the plot, thick and exciting. I found myself not wanting it to end, but thankfully it looks like it has been left open for another chapter….which can’t come soon enough.
The story moves along smoothly, the dialogue is funny at times, and as an action novel, I thought the book succeeded. 5 stars for constructing a believable, easy to follow the story with likable, believable characters. If you like stories with dystopic undertones and a great amount of grit, you’ll love Rebellion. I’d recommend this book to those looking for a fast-paced, action-oriented read with a strong female protagonist.
Read On Darlings!