Friday, December 12, 2014

#Reivew: Walled (The Line #2) & Carrier (The Line #1) by Anne Tibbets @WriteforCoffee @XpressoReads #XpressoBookTours #Giveaway

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(The Line #2)
by Anne Tibbets
Published by: Carina Press (HQN)
Publication date: December 1st 2014
Genres: Dystopia, New Adult


Freedom means making brutal choices.

Rebel lovers Naya and Ric have survived one year in hiding, raising Naya's twins from infants to toddlers in the shadow of the brutal Auberge dictatorship. They're alive, and they're together, but the city is crumbling around them and the haunting memory of Naya's dark days on The Line have never fully left them. Living in isolation won't be an option forever.

When a mysterious revolutionary seeks their help to infiltrate Auberge's electronic heart and shut it down, it's an opportunity-it's risky, yes, but if it works they'll get out of the city and taste freedom for the first time. Naya needs this. They need this.

Beyond the broken walls of Auberge, Naya and Ric find the paradise they've always longed for. But with anarchy reigning and Naya's children lost amidst the chaos, they'll need to forfeit their post-apocalyptic Eden…or commit an unspeakable act.

Book two of two.

My Review: Walled

I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Walled picks up may be a year and a half after Carrier. The twins, girls have been born and are now about ten months old. I think for the first time in her life Naya finally knows what real love is and what it is to feel that love. Yes I know that Doc "Ric" loves and cares for her a whole lot and I think that yes Naya loves and cares for Ric as well. But having her babies has taught her what life is all about and has made her into the person she is now in Walled which is not quite the same person as she was in Carrier. But with Ric's kind and loving ways and his being so patient with her has showed her that she can be that person that she had tucked way down inside of her. She can now let her out and introduce her to the world and here I am and this is who I am. She has finally found out for herself as well who Naya is.

Ric, Naya, the twins and Naya's friend Shirel are all still hiding out from the people at Auberge. They want Naya because she never found another girl to take her place on the line. But Naya could never willing let another girl live the life she did and it being her fault on purpose. They have not seen Sonya since they had to run away and leave her behind in Carrier. They don't know if she is alive or dead until she knocks on their door one day. Sonya wants their help to take down Auberge. She wants to stop them so that everyone can have their freedom back and live their lives the way they want and to destroy the line too. Ric doesn't want to but Naya does. She wants to put an end to all of the citizens being slaves to the government as well as the girls being sex slaves for Auberge. Naya wants to make a better world for her girls and everyone else too.

I really liked Sonya in Carrier because of her past and the things she went through as well I kind of think that is why her and Naya hit it off so well and I liked her in Walled too but she kind of changed in Walled too like Naya did but just in a different way. Naya grew up and became a stronger person. But Sonya kind of seemed almost like two different people in some ways. In Carrie she was her own person and did things her way I mean she did too in Walled. But in Walled it was like she was the one giving orders she was the "boss" and in Carrier I felt like Ric was the boss. But I guess she just figured that Ric's way of doing things was not getting the job done and Ric she wanted to stay in hiding as long as that was what was keeping Naya and the girls safe. But she did come a knocking on the door and was ready to go fight Auberge so was Naya. Ric didn't want too but he wasn't going to let Naya out of his sight. He was going to do everything in his power to keep her and the girls' safe even if it meant going back and fighting.

I really enjoyed reading both Carrier and Walled and would love to read more about Naya, Ric and the girls lives and how it all worked out for them. I hope there is more in store for Naya and Ric in the near future. I think that Naya and Ric have a lot more that they would like to say. If you like reading dystopian worlds then you are going to love The Line Series. It is more than you could ever expect in a good series.

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


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.

My Review: Carrier

I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Naya lives in a world that collapsed a long time ago and when the people starting building a new world with a new government. There was this cooperation that rebuilt and owned everything like banks, stores, clinics ect.... They had this one company where people that couldn't feed or take care of their children anymore they could sell them to this company. The company only wanted girl children that they could put on the line. The girls on the line were sex slaves. They took these girls when they reached puberty and even sometimes earlier than that. .

This company didn't care if the people who brought these girls there were their parents or not. They didn't care or even ask if they were their parents they just assumed that they were. They paid anyone who brought these girls to them in credits which was like money and they used it to buy food or whatever they wanted or needed. When these girls were sold to them; their parents or kidnappers or whoever they were; signed a ten year contract meaning that they had to stay on the line for ten years.

But when Naya was beaten real badly by a client "lover boy" she was taken to see the nurse for treatment; then she blacked out and when she woke up she was informed that she was pregnant with twins and since her ten year contract was going to run out during her pregnancy she was being released early. But there was a catch to her being let out. She had to find another girl to take her place on the line before her babies were born.

Naya was so relieved to be out on her own but she had been locked up in that place for so long that she was shocked to see how the people were living on the outside. She didn't trust anyone but could you blame her with all that she had lived through for the past nine years. But she did meet a few people that she had to depend on and trust to an extent. She met this woman that she shared a room with at a boarding house that told her about a free clinic that she could visit and get checked to see if she was really pregnant or not.

The Doc at the clinic knew the minute that he confirmed Naya was pregnant and that she was from the line that he had to help her and the babies. Naya liked the Doc but after everything she had been through she couldn't stand anyone getting in her space or touching her. Her body liked being close to Doc and she liked the feelings that she was having for and about him but her mind and body would freeze up when he got to close. The best thing about Doc was that; he was so understanding with Naya about how she felt and never got mad at her. He was always so sweet and kind to her. His friends Tym and Sonya were real nice and good with Naya too. They tried to make her feel comfortable when they were around her. Naya finally came to the realization that she had made some real good friends. She would do anything for her new friends as they would her. Which was exactly what they were doing trying to keep her alive.

I loved the dystopian world that Anne Tibbets created in Carrier. I don't like to think about it but I know that people make sex slaves out of girls and women every day in more ways than most of us will ever know. There is more of it that goes on than I will ever know about. There is more than one way of being a sex slave to someone. There may be and probably is a place somewhere in the world just like the one that Naya lived in. Men and women kidnap women and girls every day and sell them to the highest bidder. Some are prostitutes and maybe some are sex slaves to the person they are married to or their partner.

About the Author:

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Anne Tibbets is an SCBWI award-winning and 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.


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