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Soltice by Jane Redd

5 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Four ways to get Banished from the last surviving city on earth are: 1. Cut out your emotion tracker, 2. Join a religious cult, 3. Create a rebellion against the Legislature, 4. Fall in love.

Jezebel James does all four.

Jez is on the fast-track to becoming a brilliant scientist, with one goal—to save her city from total extinction. Her caretakers have entrusted her with a secret plan to stop the rain from flooding the rest of the earth and start civilization anew. But the more Jez learns about the price of a fresh beginning, the more she realizes that carrying out the plan will lead to few survivors, and among the dead will be those she cares about the most.

This is a story written by author Heather Moore for a contest on the Swoon Reads website. This story has not been published and is in a contest to get it published.

The world has changed in the future. It rains all the time and the government has taken control. The people have emotion trackers and they are divided into levels for if they can marry, have children, and what jobs they are assigned. Jez works in Level A, a higher level. She is trying to find a way to make it stop the rain.

But she has a secret, her emotion tracker doesn’t work right for her and she has more feelings that she has to try to hide. These feelings along with loving Sol and inheriting her grandmothers journal, books are not allowed along with learning about the past, help guide her to find out what is really going on.

I really liked this story. I got sucked in right away and just wanted to help Jez. She is in such a tough position. I couldn’t image having to hide my emotions just to stay safe. I loved the relationship with Sol. I had to get to know him a little better but then I couldn’t wait for scenes with him.

This is a great dystopian story. I really hope it gets published because I can’t wait to find out what is going to happen in the next books.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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