Friday, June 28, 2013

Review: The Registry (Shannon Stoker)

Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 11th 2013 by William Morrow Paperbacks

ARC Provided by Publisher for Honest Review

The Registry saved the country from collapse. But stability has come at a price. In this patriotic new America, girls are raised to be brides, sold at auction to the highest bidder. Boys are raised to be soldiers, trained by the state to fight to their death.
Nearly eighteen, beautiful Mia Morrissey excitedly awaits the beginning of her auction year. But a warning from her married older sister raises dangerous thoughts. Now, instead of going up on the block, Mia is going to escape to Mexico—and the promise of freedom.
All Mia wants is to control her own destiny—a brave and daring choice that will transform her into an enemy of the state, pursued by powerful government agents, ruthless bounty hunters, and a cunning man determined to own her . . . a man who will stop at nothing to get her back.

Another great book about a Post World War 3/Dystopian America! A world where young parents have to hand over their sons to the government and raise their daughters to be sold to the highest bidder at age 18. 

I could not image wanting to have children in the world that is portrayed in this book. This amazing story gives the reader a glimpse into the life of Mia, a beautiful 18 year girl that is the youngest of 4 daughters. Mia has been raised to believe the registry is wonderful! She has watched as her older 3 sisters went to "finishing school" and were sold to their husbands. 

The part she does not understand is why she never sees her sisters again except for one sister that makes it back to warn Mia. After the warning Mia convinces her best friend Whitney to run away to Mexico. The girls trick one of the guys from the farm to help them get to Mexico. 

The journey is long and full of suspense as they try to stay one step ahead of the awful man that has bought Mia. I loved this book and hope to read the sequel! I give it 4 stars! 

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it! I have yet to read this but it is on my TBR pile and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Great review!