Friday, December 2, 2011

Precisely Terminated

Precisely Terminated, Amanda L. Davis, Cantral Chronicles, Living Ink Books, Dystopian, September 12, 2011, 464 pages.

Synopsis: With microchips implanted in their skulls at birth, the slaves of Cantral and Cillineese have labored under the tyrannical rule of the nobles and their computers for centuries. Monica, a noble who avoided the implanting and escaped a death sentence at the age of four, is now sixteen and is in hiding. She lives with the slaves inside the walls of the Cantral palace, pretending to be one of them while the slave council plots a way to use her chip-less state to destroy the all-powerful computers that strike down any hint of rebellion.

The fate of millions rides on Monica's shoulders. As the only chip-less person in the world, she must find a way to destroy the computers and free Cillineese from the nobles' iron fist before they strike with the ultimate punishment--death for everyone inside the city walls.

My thoughts: This being her first book, Amanda Davis has done a masterful job of creating something original. Very few Christian dystopian books such as this have come to my attention. I was embedded in the story from the start 'till the end. Her characters were quite diverse. Most importantly, they made you think and ask questions.

Concerning the plot, Amanda has done very well in not repeating her father's work. She has given the characters completely different outlooks, settings, situations, and decisions to make. I admire her writing and am looking forward to more!

This book was provided free by the publisher in conjunction with Glass Road Public Relations. I was not required to write a positive review, and the opinions expressed are my own.

My rating: 5 stars

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