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.
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.
I think the writing was good. It was a different way to tell the story and what was great of this ‘method’ was that we read the present and the past from the main characters. What is this method you might be wondering? We read from Tilly’s POV from the beginning through the end, always telling the present. We read from Johnny’s POV since he is 5 years old. As he grows up we read from his POV different moments from different ages.
For me, this was an easy, fast read that got me from the beginning and kept me into it all time.
The story was a good dystopian.
Humans in their search of ending all flaws from DNA created new beings called Superiors, they have no physical flaws but are the same emotionally. There was a war between Humans and Superiors, we lost it. Humans were enslaved by Superiors and that has been the reality for a hundred years.
That is the main story. We meet Tilly, who is a human that lives in the Knight family house. There we see how Superiors treat Humans, which is really bad. They are considered pets, and worse, they suffer all kinds of bad things.
As a world this was interesting and awful because I don’t want ever to be in it.
There was a ‘big’ surprise that I didn’t expect but I was so happy to read it!
About the romance, it is there and it’s beautiful to read but most of the book is painful too because of some stuff that happens from the beginning. This is a new adult book, there are not a lot of sex scenes, I think there are two and yes they are a bit explicit but it isn’t bad. There are a lot of NA books a lot more explicit.
The main character, Tilly has a great character development. She starts as a teenager, and she becomes a great woman.
•Tilly: As I said before, she has a great character development. There were sometimes that she frustrated me a bit but she has had and has a lot of problems in her life and I don’t think I can ever imagine that.
•Johnny: Since he was a little boy he was so sweet. He had this big problem of what the people said and his father expected that was good and what he learns is good. He is so nice and caring and everything.
•These two have a lot of problems. From all types. When they are young, I understood their love but I won’t say it wasn’t weird in a way that he was seventeen and she was thirteen and they were not in the same period of adolescence, meaning that he wanted somethings she was not thinking about but he never pressured her and that is reallygood; but that didn’t mean what they had wasn’t true love because it was. And that difference is only when they are young because as they grow up, it doesn’t exist.
•Charlotte: She was nice and so good. She believed something and fought for it. She didn’t care what most people believed because she knew it wasn’t right, so she believed something completely different.
•Nicholas: I think mostly the same about Charlotte and him so I won’t repeat it.
•Charlotte and Nicholas were so good together, so sweet and nice and knew what was right and fought for it.
•Cheryl: She was different but a really good friend for Tilly. She understood Tilly in a way that Charlotte can’t but they are both great friends for Tilly.
•Dominic: I don’t think he is bad, he isn’t. He just fell in love with someone who is already taken and that is not easy.
Overall, this is a good dystopian world, with a great message, sweet romance and good characters.
“This all started out as simple curiosity. Curiosity is part of what makes us human. We never would have come as far as we have without it. Then again, we also wouldn’t have fallen as far without it, either.”
“This feels right, and I don’t understand why. Then again , maybe that is the point of love. It never makes any true sense. It just exists.”
“I realize this is what makes humans so amazing. We can carry around such terrible pain, but we can stll be brave, resilent, and strong.”
“We overcame every obstacle to make it to where we are now.
Love always defeats hatred.”
About the author:
I enjoy reading and writing paranormal and sci-fi romance, however I will read almost anything if it is written well. My e-reader is FULL of books and I continue to add to them daily. I am a book hoarder and will never change. I love entering new worlds and finding new perspectives to view life through.
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