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Revolution

Revolution by Jessica Frances

 

New Adult Dystopian
Date Published: January 26, 2016

I was raised in a world where humans no longer rule.
In the past, we made a terrible mistake by creating a new species we thought would serve us as our army, which led to our downfall.
There was a war, we lost, and many lives were massacred. It was the end of life as we knew it and the beginning of a hell we were now trapped in. We became enslaved to what we now called Superiors, becoming pets to them, simply there to entertain.
In a world so miserable, I managed to do the unthinkable: I fell in love. But even that was doomed, because to love a Superior was forbidden.
What the rest of the Superiors didn’t know was how deeply a human could love or how resilient we became when we were hurt.
The Superiors never could have imagined an uprising, which was why they never saw it coming.
Humans deserved to be free, and I would stop at nothing to deliver that promise.
My name is Tilly, and I am still alive with one sole purpose: to begin a revolution.
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I had been raised to believe humans were worthless. We owned them and controlled them, and when we were done with them, we threw them away. Therefore, I never thought I would ever feel more for Tilly than disinterest. I never expected to want to save her.
It was forbidden for a Superior to love a human. No one had ever crossed that line, but I did. I fell madly in love with her, so it was no surprise how we ended up.
I was raised to be a soldier, and that was what I was always going to be. However, I was not a soldier for the Superiors, not anymore.
I became a soldier for humans, and I would stop at nothing to help them. They deserved to be free, and I would die protecting them.
My name is Johnny, and I am here with one sole purpose: to finish a revolution.
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My Review

5 stars

Humans decided to create a species to fight our wars for us. But they did their job way too well and started killing humans. After that these Superiors took over the world. The few surviving humans have become abused, tortured, pets, and much worse. This story is told in two parts. The first is the present day with Tilly. She is a human that was adopted by General Joseph Knight. Charlotte, his daughter has taken a shine to Tilly and taught her to read and think for herself.

The second part is told from Johnny, the son’s eyes. This starts more in the past so we can understand the evolution of the Superiors and his love for Tilly. He knows he is not supposed to care for Tilly he realizes that he has fallen in love with her. There is a revolution coming between the humans and the Superiors and it is going to have both Tilly and Johnny leading it.

This is an amazing read. The few remaining humans are treated like many people treat animals in the world today. Some are pets, some try to help them, but mainly they are abused, made to fight and much worse. But there is always someone that will go that extra step to help those in need and that is what Charlotte does with Tilly. She gives her a fighting chance to change the world. It has also shown Johnny that there is more to the humans than the opinions of most Superiors. Although it was heart wrenching, I couldn’t help but cheer for Tilly and Johnny.

I admit that it took me a little to get down the different viewpoints since Johnny’s is from earlier than Tilly’s but once I did I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. This is a stand-alone story so there will be no waiting for a year for the next book to come out. I don’t know what I would have done if I had to wait.

This is a great dystopian thriller that any age will enjoy. I will be looking for more books by Jessica Frances. She is one amazing author!

To purchase Revolution make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Jessica Frances’ website.

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