Wednesday, October 15, 2014

REMAKE - #YAbook Book Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Book Synopsis:

Male or Female?

Nine is the ninth female born in her batch of ten females and ten males. By design, her life in Freedom Province is without complications or consequences. However, such freedom comes with a price. The Prime Maker is determined to keep that price a secret from the new batches of citizens that are born, nurtured, and raised androgynously.

But Nine isn’t like every other batcher. She harbors indecision and worries about her upcoming Remake Day—her seventeenth birthday, the age when batchers fly to the Remake facility and have the freedom to choose who and what they’ll be.

When Nine discovers the truth about life outside of Freedom Province, including the secret plan of the Prime Maker, she is pulled between two worlds and two lives. Her decisions will test her courage, her heart, and her beliefs. Who can she trust? Who does she love? And most importantly, who will she decide to be?

My Review:

Rich with character development and a storyline that keeps you reeled in, REMAKE tells of a world where females and males are made, not born.  Each individual is neither male nor female and doesn't have an identity until their 17th birthday.  It is then that they get to decide which gender they will choose, how they will look, and what their professions will be.

Nine, the bit player in the book, has some flaws from the beginning that makes her stand out from the rest. Freckles are one of those flaws. Nine later learns that she is a special experiment and her flaws aren't accidental.

Through a series of events, Nine discovers that Freedom Province isn't exactly "freedom" in the true sense of the word. She is thrown into another world where people have real choices. It is from there that Nine must decide between the two lives and which is better for her.

REMAKE is a dystopian tale that leaves you questioning within yourself the pros and cons of living in a world of ultimate control and living in a world that allows individual choices. I found REMAKE to be a stimulating story full of embodiment, questions, and evolvement.

Author's Bio:

Ilima Todd was born and raised on the north shore of Oahu and currently resides in the Rocky Mountains. She never wanted to be a writer even though she loves books and reading. She earned a degree in physics instead. But the characters in her head refused to be ignored, and now she spends her time writing science fiction for teens. When she is not writing, Ilima Todd loves to spend time with her husband and four children.

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Five people will each win a book copy of REMAKE.

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