Terry is an ordinary 16-year-old girl in Toronto. Her days are usually filled up by schoolwork, karate class, and helping out in her mother's store, but strange things are happening behind the scenes of the city.People are disappearing and coming back changed, their identity torn out of them. A series of close calls with an unthinkable adversary puts a target on Terry's baTerry is an ordinary 16-year-old girl in Toronto. Her days are usually filled up by schoolwork, karate class, and helping out in her mother's store, but strange things are happening behind the scenes of the city.People are disappearing and coming back changed, their identity torn out of them. A series of close calls with an unthinkable adversary puts a target on Terry's back. It's everywhere, oppressing and enslaving people, hollowing them out into puppets... and now it wants her.Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebo...Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GIHNOQKCover art by Shane Kirshenblatt at kirshy.com...
|Title||:||The Good Fight|
|Number of Pages||:||156 Pages|
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The Good Fight Reviews
I hate to be one of those people who judge a book by its cover, so I generally completely ignore covers except to let me know what genre or sub-genre I might be dealing with. Even so, there's sometimes covers that are so atrociously bad that it starts seeping in and polluting my idea about what the book might be about, poisoning my desire to pick it up, or otherwise make me want to run, screaming, from the room.FORTUNATELY, however, once I got beyond this really, really bad cover, I discovered a very decent story beneath. :) It's YA, but it's a very detailed and grounded YA that then turns into the fictional equivalent of an Ayn Rand love letter mashup with conformity ghouls and high-tech networking. :)Cool, right? Well, I enjoy all of Rand's stuff, so that's not really a big deal for me, one way or another... and philosophy, especially when we add cameos of Stalin and the inanities of really stupid government policies based on fear and jealousy, can only be improved with a big adventure tale to destroy all the government and corporation ghouls who suck every spark of individuality out of the world. :)Yay! Message! And it's fun. The best part has got to be the very deeply developed main characters and the solid grounding of the early settings. It was then extremely easy to jump right into the SF.I totally recommend this for people who want ghoulish action with Objectivism. This is the kind of thing that fans of Goodkind would love as well. :)Thanks to the author for a copy of this ARC!
What a fun book!!! Lot's of action and very fast paced!:) Will there be more!?!?!?!:D
I began the story not knowing what to expect. To my surprise and delight, the author reeled me in with the suspense filled ending of the first chapter. We are thrown directly into the thick of action. The premise is simple but brilliantly explained, without any unnecessary add ons. The characters are easy to relate to and the story brings up some good questions about the notions of freedom and equality. I like books that make me think and this one definitely made me introspect myself. :) All in all, it was a satisfying and interesting read. I'll be on the lookout for sequels :)
--Read my full review of the book at seriesousbookreviews.com! Spoiler Free!**I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**You don't have to be familiar with Toronto or even Canada to enjoy this novel. Sure, it's nice to be familiar with the setting for once (like I'm sure it is for people who live in NYC and read books set there). But Toronto is a modern city and that's what makes this setting so adaptable to readers anywhere.I love smart fiction; especially fiction that takes our everyday modern world and challenges it by forcing something in our everyday life to the extreme. And it doesn't get much more extreme than the limiting of someone's right for the freedom of speech. It's what makes this book interesting for both teenagers, young adults and adults. The execution on this front is great and it really is something I haven't come across in YA in recent years.This one took a while for me to get into. I'm all for establishing the setting and the characters, but I wanted a little more action or thrills earlier on in the story. Because the last half of the novel--where Terry actually starts to unveil the "evil" group--is a lot of fun to read and quite thrilling at times. Terry is a great lead as well. She is smart and determined and willing to stop at nothing to save people's freedoms. It was refreshing not to have a lead who worried about popularity or one who was jaded from the past. This story reminded me a bit of a mash-up between 1984 and The Walking Dead. But unlike the zombies in The Walking Dead where they want to eat your flesh, you get a group of people who want to create a horde of like-minded individuals who believe the world should be as uniform as possible (ideal utopia of 1984). While slow at the start, I enjoyed this story very much.Check out more spoiler-free book and series reviews on my blog SERIESousBookReviews.com as well as read book series recaps!Full Review: http://wp.me/p7hLUw-1GnActual Rating: 3.5/5
Full review at my blog, http://bokwormsunited.blogspot.ro/201...This truly is a short read! I finished this in two days, and I would have finished it in one, if I wouldn't have started it late at night. And this brings me to the genres of this book. I would classify this as a supernatural/modern story with sci-fi/horror elements (I don't know about others, but I get scared about this types of stuff really easily, especially at night.)Like I said before, this book made be a bit paranoid (and, yes, I'll confess: I was a bit scared too - you may now go ahead and call me a scardy-cat if you want, because you won't be lying). But that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy this. It was a gripping story. Really well written. The huge amount of action in this book will keep the reader flipping the pages until they get to the end and then the reader'll ask, "What? It's over?"Characters were immensely likable, but there were some parts that just... annoyed me. One I didn't really like was the (view spoiler)[ part where Terry and Randall kiss. I mean, come on. They're best friends, have been best friends most of their life, and are in the middle of a ghoul apocalypse, and all they think about is kissing. It came out of the blue. If there would have been other incidents that led up to that, I'd be okay with it. But suddenly wanting to kiss your BFF?(hide spoiler)] Can't really understand that.All in all, this book get 4 stars. I liked that it was a quick read (it's a great book to read if you want something short and well done so you can take a break from all the big books!) and that there was action everywhere. Characters were also relatable and there was no problem with them except that one incident. I recommend this to people who like sci-fi/horror with some modern/supernatural elements.
Two courageous Canadian youths fight an epidemic of collectivism with roots in an experiment inspired by Lenin to create the perfect scientific collective. The book's philosophic content will appeal to Ayn Rand fans and other individualists. The "science" seemed a bit implausible. Overall however, this is an excellent young adult horror-action-adventure novel with thought provoking political content. Atlas Shrugged meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Excellent!!!Great book!!! Great storyline true American success story. Must read!! Conservative free thinking free will go getter,stick to it attitudes.
A chilling allegory where Clarke's First Law is turned to the service of horror. Marred by the tendency of the characters to pause in the action to lecture each other.