Monday, July 27, 2015

"Vanquished" by Katie Clark

 About this book:

  “When Hana's mom is diagnosed with the mutation, she confesses to Hana she doesn't know what will happen if she dies. Fischer, a medic at the hospital, implies there is Someone who can help-but religion's been outlawed. Hana embarks on a dangerous journey, seeking the answers Fischer insists are available. But when the truth is uncovered, will Hana stick to what she's been taught? Or will she join the rebellion and take a stand against an oppressive society?”

Series: Book #1 in the “Enslaved” series.

Spiritual Content- Talks about God, the Holy Bible, Heaven & hell; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; John 3:16 is read & thought over; Bible reading; Greaters believe in reincarnation, but Hana’s never been so sure about that; Meditation is required (Hana thinks it helps & mentions of it; semi-detailed); Religion is against the law;
*Note: “his own private h*ll” is said.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: two forms of ‘shut up’, five forms of ‘dumb’, seventeen ‘stupid’s; A mention of h*ll being said as a curse word; A mention that most pets become food in the winter months; Mentions of alcohol, crime, drugs & execution (no details); Mentions of pills;  

Sexual Content- A almost kiss; Noticing; Flirting; Touches & Warmth (barely-above-not-detailed); A mention of fresh underwear; “Hanging out alone with the opposite sex is against the law. It’s the Greaters’ form of birth control.”, and mentions of birth control pills, being alone together & going there (it never happens to Hana and is written very not-detailed); The government aborts babies if they’re born out of wedlock & mentions of abortion; *Spoiler* Jamie becomes pregnant. *End of Spoiler*.
           *Note: “I don’t mean to butt in.” is said.

-Hana Norfolk, age 17
                                       1st person P.O.V. of Hana
                                                        271 pages

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My personal Rating-
Oh. Oh. Oh. That ending! Cliff-hanger! Before I picked up this novel, I really wanted to like it—I’ve been craving to read a good Dystopia—and I did like this novel. It had some parts I didn’t like (mentions of abortions & meditations) and while it was a bit like a typical Dystopia plot (no religion, different classes, etc.) I can’t wait to get my hands on the second book of this series. :)  

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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