Hipstopia (The Uprising Book 1)

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Obtained from:  Amazon on June 26, 2014
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Author:         R. A. Desilets
Genre:          Science Fiction – Dystopian
Format:         Kindle
Reviewer:       Charlie Kravetz
Stars:          5/5

This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.

Freedom, excitement, teenagers, and then throw in the loaded gun.

An uprising in Los Angeles three years ago lead to big changes. Now Hipstopia is changing, and not just for the better. The quieters must try and keep the uprisings down. Of course, Jay did not know the gun was loaded.

This is a short story, which is a bit of coming of age, a bit of science fiction, a bit of dystopia. It all fits together very well, and gives the reader a glimpse into what could be. While I had a couple of questions when reading this book, they were answered by the end.

Sometimes stories come from ideas that the author has. Sometimes stories come from an otherwise innocent joke. This story came about because once the seed was planted in the authors head, she could not let it go.

I can easily recommend this story to those who like novellas. If you enjoy coming of age, you want to read this one. It is short enough to read a chapter on the bus or train to and from work. I had a few extra hours on my hands, and chose to read it in a day. Being honest, I read it twice, and it may have take two days the first time. I have grabbed the next book in this series.

Pines (The Wayward Pines Series, Book One)

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Obtained from:  Amazon on March 13, 2014
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Author:         Author
Genre:          Mystery - Thriller - Dystopia
Format:         Kindle
Reviewer:       Charlie Kravetz
Stars:          5/5

This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.

Wow! A great mystery with a completely unexpected turn of events.

A Secret Service agent is supposed to check out what happened to two other agents that disappeared. He gets into a car accident that kills his partner. When he wakes up, he finds out much more about the town than he could ever guess.

So many possibilities in this story. I like the fact that the author covers almost my questions in this book. The story has enough twists and turns to keep the reader excited. Even though most questions get answered by the end of the book, there is plenty of room for the sequel.

Blake Crouch, in writing this story, gave the reader a story of a beautiful place that is not what it seems. This being book one of three, I think he did a great job of that. As beautiful as Wayward Pines appears, it has many secrets that are not given up easily.

I think readers of dystopian mysteries will greatly enjoy this book. For those who like a good mystery or thriller, they will also want to read this book. I have already started reading the next book in this series.