Monday, September 21, 2015

Review: The First Principle by:Marissa Shrock

The First Principle
About the Book:
In the not-too-distant future, the United Regions of America has formed. Governors hold territories instead of states, and while Washington, DC, is gone, the government has more control than ever before. For fifteen-year-old Vivica Wilkins, the daughter of a governor, this is life as usual. High school seems pretty much the same--until one day, that controlling power steps right through the door during study hall.

When Vivica speaks out to defend her pregnant friend against the harsh treatment of Population Management Officer Marina Ward, she has no idea she's sowing the seeds of a revolution in her own life. But it isn't long before she discovers her own illegal pregnancy. Now she has to decide whether to get the mandatory abortion--or follow her heart, try to keep the baby, and possibly ruin her mother's chances at becoming president.

A rebel group called the Emancipation Warriors, who are fighting to restore freedoms once held unalienable, offer her asylum. Can Vivica trust these rebels to help her or will they bring everything crashing down around her? Accepting their help may come with consequences she isn't ready to face.

Marissa Shrock's debut novel crafts a chilling story of what may be to come if we allow the economic and moral crises currently facing our country to change the foundations on which we built our independence--and of the difference one person can make when they choose to trust God's lead.

My Review:
 Fifteen year old Vivica Wilkins lives in a futuristic world. Everything has rules and even if you find them completely dumb, you still must abide by them, because your life depends on it. Pregnancies are monitored and teen pregnancies along with large families are appalled. One boring day at Vivica’s boring school, something exciting takes place. One student was caught trying to hide the fact she is pregnant by breaking into the school records and tampering with files. So when the authorities come in and wish to bring the girl in for questioning, Vivica has a problem with how they are handling it. And oh, does she have to pay for it when her mother finds out.

Little did Vivica expect that as soon as she opened up her feelings about this whole ordeal, she would find out she too is pregnant. With the world spinning around in circles and a few rebels of the state soon reveal themselves to her, Vivica must make a choice that will alter her life forever.

The First Principle is an amazing novel. This book will have you hooked the minute you start reading. I love reading books that have a futuristic feel. And this book had just that. I can not wait till I get to read another one of Marissa Shrock’s books. If you are interested in learning more, you can at this link.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CSFF.

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