Sunday, September 14, 2014

Rogue by Chelsie Shock (Novi Orders #1)

by Chelsie Shock

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Novi Orders - Book 1
Publication Date: June 27, 2014
Publisher: Chelsie Shock
Genre: Sci-fi, dark fantasy, dystopian
Print Length: 133 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


In the future the New World has suffered bombings, world wars, the tectonic plates have shifted, the population has seen sicknesses, radiation spills, genetically modified animals and humans, and the population has dwindled into two classes: The elites and everyone else. The Novi Orders have been enacted by the capital city and control everyone completely, except those who have hidden or rebelled, the rogues. Will is one of the survivors who has lived the quiet life of a sailor and fisherman living on what was once the Washington state coastline. When he meets an old man who used to work as a scientist for the elites, they sail to places he never imagined he’d see… the islands where the elite’s live. He meets a beautiful woman who is part of the high society by marriage, and he is thrust into plans for an uprising, a revolution, murder, war, oppression, survival and entangled in a forbidden love he can’t fully comprehend.

Rogue (The Novi Orders #1)My Review
Rogue by Chelsie Shock 

Ever wonder what the distant future will bring, if genetic modifying will become a source of fear and control, as opposed to “helping” society? From food to humans, the elite take more, leaving less for the masses. Food is modified to control humans will, humans are modified either before or after birth to be everything from servants to laborers to the perfect being in looks, temperament and in the services they provide. Control is the name of the game and the rich have it. An up-swelling of revolt is coming and at the spearhead are disenfranchised scientists partially responsible for their world today as they rally rebels from encampments that mirror the best of times from long ago. Into the mix comes a loner, a bitter man who has taken to the sea, a life of being a hermit, until, he is drawn in by a charismatic old man with a plan. Assassination, a little forbidden romance and outcasts with unique talents and a sense of loyalty round out this tale, which has set the groundwork for further depth and development of this steadily paced world of turmoil and often bleak despair.

Rogue by Chelsie Shock is a dark look into a possible future where science and greed have taken on the mantle of overbearing power, controlling and watching over all of its citizens. Ms. Shock has left several avenues open to continue what may prove to be an intriguing series with a heavy feel. Her introduction of a forbidden romance through dreams was an interesting take between two people who felt their eyes connect and the world shift. Will it build into a more potent part of this series? We’ll have to wait to see!

I received this copy from Chelsie Shock in exchange for my honest review.

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