Twenty-two -year-old Naya has spent nearly half her life as a sex slave in a government institution called The Line. When she’s kicked out after getting pregnant with twins, she’s got no way to earn a living and a horrifying choice to make: find someone to replace her, or have her babies taken in her stead.
A doctor with a history of aiding ex-Line girls, Ric Bennett, wants to help. He runs a team of rebels that can delete Naya’s records and free her forever. But when The Line sniffs out his plan, things get bloody, fast. Naya means more to them than just a chance at fresh faces—her twins are part of the government’s larger plan.
As they hide from government search parties, Ric comes to admire Naya’s quiet strength. And Naya realizes Ric might be a man she can trust. If they make it off the grid, they could build a new life. But first they’ll have to survive the long, vicious reach of The Line.
When I first signed up for this blog tour I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into. I didn’t release at the time that this would be a dystopian novel. I have bad luck when it comes to this genre, mainly I never seem to enjoy any of the books. I had to put down The 5th Wave after 120 pages, haven’t read The Hunger Games or Divergent. I think the only dystopian novel I’ve read and enjoyed is 1984. I read the synopsis and I liked what I read I just hoped I would love the book from beginning to end.
- World building – This is an author who knows how to cover her bases! This was set in the future and there wasn’t a single point where I felt lost and had to flip back to try to understand how this world/economy came to be or how they live.
- Characters – I really liked the characters in Carrier! Especially Naya, and why do I love her? Because Anna Tibbets created a REALISTIC strong female character. After all the horrible things Naya has to endure she shuts down her emotions but as the story progresses we see them come back, she’s such a loving and caring character! Even the secondary characters were amazing!
- Action & Romance – I thought I would get mainly action and only a little bit of romance. However, there was a good blend of both! There wasn’t a point that I felt the book was stuffy with all the romance nor did I feel like it was action driven.
- Nothing really that I would consider bad.
- The Ending – I put this under ‘The In-Between’ because this is more so personal preference and not something I think everyone will agree to. I know this is going to be a series but I still felt the ending of Carrier was so short! I felt that last chapter could have been made into at least 2 additional chapters instead of it all being condensed into one. It was still a great ‘Happy ever after…for now’ kind of ending!
- Overall, Carrier is a strong and well written novel! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series to find out what happens to Naya and Ric and all the other great characters we got to meet! This is defiantly one I recommend and one I will re-read, yep I liked it THAT much!
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Anne Tibbets is an SCBWI award-winning and Smashwords.com Best Selling author. After writing for Children’s television, Anne found her way to young/new adult fiction by following what she loves: books, strong female characters, twisted family dynamics, magic, sword fights, quick-moving plots, and ferocious and cuddly animals.
Along with CARRIER, Anne is also the author of the young adult fantasy novella, THE BEAST CALL and the young adult contemporary, SHUT UP.
Anne divides her time between writing, her family, and three furry creatures that she secretly believes are plotting her assassination.