Monday, November 28, 2011

Precisely Terminated by Amanda L. Davis ~ Glass Roads Blog Tour with review

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 13 and up
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Living Ink Books; None edition (September 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0899578969
  • ISBN-13: 978-0899578965

Book Description from

The Cantral Chronicles September 12, 2011
With microchips implanted in their skulls at birth, the slaves of Cantral and Cillineese have labored under the tyrannical rule of the nobles and their computers for centuries. Monica, a noble who avoided the implanting and escaped a death sentence at the age of four, is now sixteen and is in hiding. She lives with the slaves inside the walls of the Cantral palace, pretending to be one of them while the slave council plots a way to use her chip-less state to destroy the all-powerful computers that strike down any hint of rebellion.

The fate of millions rides on Monica's shoulders. As the only chip-less person in the world, she must find a way to destroy the computers and free Cillineese from the nobles' iron fist before they strike with the ultimate punishment--death for everyone inside the city walls.

My take on this book:

I often like to challenge myself by reading novels that I normally might overlook and "Precisely Terminated" is just that type of book. But boy am I glad that I had the opportunity to read and review it.
 The slaves as well as the nobles of Cantral and Cillineese are implanted with microchips in their skulls at birth. The chips are a way for the nobles to control the slaves with the use of a master computer, if the slave steps out of place or doesn't do what they are supposed to do they are zapped, and if they don't fall back into line after three zaps they are terminated! There is only one person who doesn't have the computer chip, Monica. She lives with the slaves and pretends to have the chip just to fool the nobles while the slave council tries to figure out a way for Monica to destroy the computers. The fate of the slaves rests in the hands of Monica!
This was a fast paced story that really had me wondering how things would work out! The protagonist Monica really changed and grew through out the story. She had to pretend to be something she wasn't which had to be hard, but she did it for the greater good.I couldn't help but worry that she might be found out. my heart really went out to the slaves, and I could just imagine the glimmers of hope they must have felt as rumors spread about a girl who might be able to help them, I could imagine they felt it was too good to be true! The author not only pulls you into the lives of the characters but also their surroundings, weaving a story that kept me turning the pages hoping to see the slaves gain freedom! The author left me anxious to read the next book in  " The Cantral Chronicles" series!

About the author:

Amanda L. Davis is the award-winning teen author of the Cantral Chronicles, a dystopian trilogy. She enjoys reading and writing and comes up with new novel ideas while sewing, spinning yarn, quilting, and embroidering. She was born and raised a Florida girl and loves the warmth of the South. 

You can also check out the author's blog by clicking here.

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