Criminal by K.B. Hoyle #review
Posted by brriske
Following the horrors Pria discovered in the basement of Sanctuary and her miraculous rescue, there is no longer any doubt in her mind that the Unified World Order and its goals for humanity are wicked. Convincing the rest of the world will be another story. When it’s revealed the files she stole from Sanctuary are worthless to the rebel cause, Pria and the other Free Patriots must scramble to come up with another plan to convince the rest of the criminals to rise up in open revolution—before the UWO’s monsters hunt down and destroy them all. But Pria’s tenuous grasp of liberty, self-determination, and human nature complicates her role in the rebellion as she finds herself torn between Pax, her ever-present protector, and Henri, her good-natured friend. As she works through her feelings, she becomes increasingly anxious for Pax, who displays symptoms of a disturbing ailment.
Free Patriots from a neighboring Nest bring with them a new plan to infiltrate the seemingly impregnable UWO machine, and Pria is once again at the center. This time, she must be willing to erase her identity, just as she’s beginning to figure out who she is. It’s a sacrifice she’s ready to make to take down the UWO and save the world, but she has no idea just how difficult it will be.
Criminal follows Pria from the relative safety of Asylum, to the wilds of the mountains, to the ordered madness of Denver Commune, through the inner workings of her heart and mind, and straight to a shocking, inevitable revelation that shatters her confidence in that which is most precious to her.
This book is the second in the Breeder Cycle series and ends in a cliffhanger. I never read the first book in the series, but there are enough context clues and short reminders that the first story wasn’t necessary for me to enjoy this second book in the series. I enjoyed meeting Pria, a young girl who was brought up her whole life believing the extreme ideology of the Unified World Order. A group of rebels liberate her and the second story takes up as Pria is learning about the rebel way of life and how horrible the UWO is. Her naiveté is a source of humor in this dystopian world.
>There is a huge question mark is the character of Pax. He saved Pria from book one, yet no one but Pria really trusts him. He has appointed himself Pria’s protector and saves her life all over the place. This story has truly unique characters and a lot of action. The descriptions of the rebel surroundings, food, and clothing are rich in detail. When a small group goes back into UWO lands, the descriptions using color and sound are incredible.
>This story will appeal to male and female young and older adults alike. I am giving the story 5 hearts. The cover of this book is unique, fitting in with the one of a kind story. I cannot wait for the third book to come out. I am a reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock.
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