Wednesday, 10 June 2015

unFocused (The Roving #1) by Roselyn Jewell

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Roselyn Jewell.
unFocused (The Roving #1)
Hilary lives in a world that is supposed to be "perfect." The government provides all of the basic necessities and if you want additional items you can take on non-governmental work or odd jobs to earn luxury dollars to buy pretty much anything you could desire. The downside? She's assigned a career she hates, a place to live that she's never even been to before, and a guy she's supposed to marry that she's not even sure she likes. In fact, she's not sure she can ever feel that way about any guy, period. Oh yeah, and this all happens to everyone when they turn 17. Hilary tries to make the best of it but goes through a series of events that make her question who she is as a person and whether or not "perfect" can ever really exist, no matter what they want her to believe.

unFocused by Roselyn Jewell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

unFocused (The Roving #1)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Roselyn Jewell.)

“There’s no room for homosexuality post-21st Century Pandemic.”

This was a YA dystopian about a homosexual girl, stuck in a system where homosexuality is a crime.

I felt quite sorry for Hilary in this story, she didn’t get the job she wanted, and she didn’t get the pairing she wanted either. It wasn’t her fault that she was homosexual, and for everybody to be of the opinion that homosexuality was wrong, wasn’t really very fair to her.

“I think that blonde girl might be a homosexual, Mrs Kraft,” she says, pointing directly at me. “And I, for one, don’t feel comfortable sharing living quarters with a homosexual.”

The storyline in this revolved around the romance element of the story, with regards to the homosexuality of Hilary and some other members of her group. There was also a bit of a story about Hilary’s new assignment, and a case surrounding some camera’s that had been found around the city.

“Someone in this city has cameras planted throughout Milwaukee, catching people in compromising situations and revealing deep secrets when they don’t know they’re being watched.”

The ending to this left us with a bit of a cliff-hanger, with Hilary just having discovered something important.
6 out of 10

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