Wednesday, December 10, 2014
MY THOUGHTS: Carrier by Anne Tibbets
New Adult Science Fiction/Dystopian
The Line Series, #1
June 16, 2014
Twenty-two-year-old Naya has spent nearly half her life as a sex slave in a government institution called The Line. When she's kicked out after getting pregnant with twins, she's got no way to earn a living and a horrifying choice to make: find someone to replace her, or have her babies taken in her stead.
A doctor with a history of aiding ex-Line girls, Ric Bennett, wants to help. He runs a team of rebels that can delete Naya's records and free her forever. But when The Line sniffs out his plan, things get bloody, fast. Naya means more to them than just a chance at fresh faces--her twins are part of the government's larger plan.
As they hide from government search parties, Ric comes to admire Naya's quiet strength. And Naya realizes Ric might be a man she can trust. If they make it off the grid, they could build a new life. But first they'll have to survive the long, vicious reach of The Line.
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Note: This review contains NO spoilers
Where do I begin!?! I am in total awe at how Anne Tibbets wrote this intense, yet touching, story of a young woman's fight for her rights while intertwining the sensitive issue of sex slavery... which is still an issue that is happening today. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Anne's characters brings to life the oppression and woes of the story...all the while, they fight for their freedoms.
It's not an easy story to read since it deals with a dark and gritty issue that is happening in the real world. I really liked how Anne approached this issue with a sensitivity towards the psychological and emotional trauma that women suffer as sex slaves.
It's not a pretty picture... and Anne wrote a wonderful story focusing on the main character's, Naya, struggle to fight for her freedom and the freedom for her unborn babies. I was completely immersed into the story, following Naya and others in their journey against this oppressive government...and the emotional toll it takes on each of them.
I definitely enjoyed reading this story that intertwined the sensitivity of sex slavery and oppression. I loved that Anne focused on the characters' mindset...emotionally and psychologically...and how they dealt with it in their own ways.