July 8, 2014

Book Review: Carrier by Anne Tibbets

Carrier by Anne Tibbets
(The Line #1)
Published by: Carina Press
Publication date: June 16th 2014
Genres: Dystopia, New Adult

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Twenty-two -year-old Naya has spent nearly half her life as a sex slave in a government institution called The Line. When she’s kicked out after getting pregnant with twins, she’s got no way to earn a living and a horrifying choice to make: find someone to replace her, or have her babies taken in her stead.
A doctor with a history of aiding ex-Line girls, Ric Bennett, wants to help. He runs a team of rebels that can delete Naya’s records and free her forever. But when The Line sniffs out his plan, things get bloody, fast. Naya means more to them than just a chance at fresh faces—her twins are part of the government’s larger plan.
As they hide from government search parties, Ric comes to admire Naya’s quiet strength. And Naya realizes Ric might be a man she can trust. If they make it off the grid, they could build a new life. But first they’ll have to survive the long, vicious reach of The Line.

Carrier (The Line, #1)Carrier by Anne Tibbets

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was awesome! I was hooked in from page one, and read furiously until the end. I usually don't really like dystopian books, but I decided to make an exception for this one because the synopsis was so interesting.

Naya is a slave. A sex slave. She works on the Line and is forced to have sex with men day in and day out. When you're on the Line, there is no release, no foreseeable future where you are free. So it a huge shock when one day Naya is pulled into the manager's office and told that not only is she being released, but that she is also pregnant with twins. But there is a catch. She has to either find someone to take her place on the Line, or after her babies are born the Line will find her (and kill her) and take the babies.

While this just by itself would have made for a great story, there are several other plot lines that weave and intersect with Naya's. Of course there is a big government secret, an underground resistance, and good people willing to do anything for a noble cause.

I loved Naya and how strong and resilient she is, even after all of the horrible things she has been subjected to. The supporting cast is also great, and I felt like I bonded with each one of them.

This book does end on a sort of cliffhanger, but not so bad that you feel like throwing your Kindle across the room! I personally will be reading book two as soon as possible, and I can't wait to see what is next in this story.

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Anne Tibbets is an SCBWI award-winning and Smashwords.com Best Selling author. After writing for Children’s television, Anne found her way to young/new adult fiction by following what she loves: books, strong female characters, twisted family dynamics, magic, sword fights, quick moving plots, and ferocious and cuddly animals.

Along with CARRIER, Anne is also the author of the young adult fantasy novella, THE BEAST CALL and the young adult contemporary, SHUT UP.

Anne divides her time between writing, her family, and three furry creatures that she secretly believes are plotting her assassination.

Find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AnneTibbetsAuthor or on Twitter @WriteforCoffee. To contact Anne, visit www.annetibbets.com and click the ‘CONTACT’ tab.

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