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Elected (The Elected Series Book 1) by [Shay, Rori]
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It’s the year 2185, and in two weeks, Aloy will turn eighteen and take her father’s place as president of the country. But to do so, she must masquerade as a boy to avoid violating the Eco-Accords, four treaties designed to bring the world back from the brink of environmental extinction. Aloy hopes to govern like her father, but she is inheriting a different country. The long concealed Technology Faction is stepping out of the shadows, and as turmoil grows within her country, cryptic threats also arrive from beyond their borders.

As she struggles to lead, Aloy maintains her cover by marrying a woman, meanwhile battling feelings for the boy who knows her secret—the boy who is somehow connected to her country’s recent upheaval. When assassination attempts add to the turmoil, Aloy doesn’t know whom to trust. She understood leadership required sacrifice. She just didn’t realize the sacrifice might be her life.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1792 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Silence in the Library Publishing (21 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,058,558 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great beginning to the Elected series 22 June 2016
By Robin Landry - Published on
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This is not your typical 'teen dystopian' novel, though this is my favorite genre at the moment. Writers have really been stepping up the plate in writing great, thought-provoking novels, and this one is one of the best. The plot is about the United States after a war ruins our environment to the extent that having children is the most important thing a young girl can do.

Marriage is marked by matching brands(people don't live much past their 30-40's so you wouldn't have time for multiple partners), and girls are taught the fine art of procreating from the time they're old enough to understand it, and then marriages start at 18. The States are divided up between the West, the Middle and the East, where our heroine, Aloy lives. Her father is the Elected, with her mother being Madame Elected. Once their son is 18, they disappear over the horizon to allow their son to rule without their undo influence. All well and good, except for the fact that their son takes off at 16, leaving the country without an heir. Getting pregnant is difficult because of the lingering radiation, but Madame Elected tries anyway and successfully has a baby girl. Trouble is, girls can rule and there is not ruler, the land will fall in chaos, or something like that. So, Aloy, is treated as a little boy from age 4 onwards, until the story begins around her 18th birthday. Now Aloy must marry and produce a child.

Big ideas are explored in this story such as what does it mean to be male or female? What does it mean to give up your free will to save your country? Does your country really need saving? When is it okay to put people to death for something you're doing yourself? Shay's questions and speculations as to those questions, is what gives this book its depth and readability. I'd recommend this book to anyone with a teenage girl or younger. There is discussion of sex, because that's what's important in this mythical land, but nothing written just for the sake of sex. I think that the ideas Shay brings up are important in today's climate of sexual confusion, care of the environment, and giving your life for a cause higher than your own wants and desires. Now I have 2 more books in the series to enjoy and I don't have to wait for them because they're already written. One of the bonuses of finding a great series at the end instead of the beginning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. 22 April 2014
By Nicole DePresca - Published on
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This book was so good I tried to pace myself from reading it all in one night because I wanted something to look forward to the next day! It was just so thought provoking. The author's use of metaphors really help visualize the story and the underlying issues of environment and tolerance were executed beautifully. I really connected with the characters and just can't wait to see what happens in volume 2! Parts of the book are just so cool. I want to describe them all but then I would spoil all the twists and turns! I highly recommend this book for a good read. No doubt you will be wanting your family and friends to read it to so you will have someone to talk to about it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense, Powerful, and Entertaining. 22 May 2014
By Denise McRoberts - Published on
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Its target audience is young adults, but I believe that it is great for all ages. The book paints vivid picture of a future where technology has destroyed civilization, many of the world’s natural resources are depleted, and a new form of government is in place to protect against technology and man destroying what little is left. It is in this world, an eighteen year old female character named Aloy is about to assume her role as leader of East Country. Her position is very fragile and she must confront numerous threats against her, her nation, her family, and her beliefs. Rori Shay writes a thought provoking fictional story that heightens your awareness of technology and defense, while keeping you fully engaged with the drama that surrounds the main character. I am very much looking forward to the next book.
5.0 out of 5 stars New dystopian series! 14 May 2014
By d.bednar - Published on
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So I'm starting to think dystopian settings are my favorite. This book has a dystopian setting with details unlike anything I've ever read before. I enjoyed the character development and reading and experiencing the struggles that Aloy, Griffin and Vienne go through. This book also touches on some difficult world problems that we are facing today. Elected has plenty of twists and turns to keep you flipping the page but also leaves you hoping the story will keep going! I'm very much looking forward to the rest of this series. I would absolutely recommend this book to everyone that enjoys reading! Thank you Rori for a wonderful new series I can look forward to!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, Real Page Turner! 23 April 2014
By J. Wilen - Published on
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This is a great book about a dystopian future because of Global Warming! I don't want to go into specifics so I don't give away any spoilers. The characters were really engaging and I really felt for them. The book is a brisk read, I finished it and it left me anxious to get my hands on the next volume. If you are looking for a great Sci-Fi read, I highly recommend this book.