I received a copy of Vox by Christine Dalcher in return for an honest review as part of The Beauty & Lace Book Club.
Be warned: this is a very captivating read that makes you think. This is a captivating account of a modern day America where a power-tripping egomaniac, who is being enabled by a President who only cares about votes and the conservative, religious population is trying to revert everyday living back to the 'glory days' of the 1950's and earlier by oppressing women and girls. It's a fascinating read outlining some of the tactics used by governments the world over to oppress their people and some of the ways that the people fight back. The characters are authentic and gritty, with their personal dramas unfolding and intertwining throughout the story. The narrative was disjointed, jumping from the present, to the past, then into imagined futures, and yet it worked. Above all else, this book makes you think. How easy would it be for our government to implement something similar to this? With all of our freedoms slowly being eroded away and new policies implemented to keep us 'safe' from all the bogeymen out there, is it a matter of time before something like this really does happen? It's a call to arms to stop standing by and letting others fight the good fight. Burst out of your bubble and stand up for yourself and everyone else now before it's too late, and yet, it's not at all preachy. A gripping story that leaves a lasting impression that I definitely recommend everyone to read. Christine Dalcher has definitely made her way onto my 'must read' author's list. Thank you Beauty & Lace Book Club and HQ Fiction for my copy of the brilliant Vox.