Today the Counteract blog hop stops on my blog.
It's my turn to review Tracy S. Lawson's YA dystopian novel, and all I can say is, what a fun read!
So here's my review:
Control and Rebellion–Counteract.
It’s all about control, and in Counteract, the dream of every totalitarian regime comes true.
America, the land of the free, has fallen prey to its own greatest fear. With news of a vast invasion via a fast-spreading virus set free in the atmosphere, people are easily cowed into accepting an “antivirus medication.” Resistance is not only weak, it’s also futile. Renegades are mercilessly hunted down and removed from the streets while the rest of the population falls into a doped lethargy. People hide in their houses, all social and economic life comes to a grinding halt. America, has collapsed.
Lawson paints a dire picture of a country in paralysis, a country held in panicked stasis by fear of terrorism and lethal air, a society that has stopped doing anything at all for fear of being destroyed. It remains unclear if the danger is imagined or real for a long time, but when the truth is discovered, it’s actually worse than the lie.
Me? I’d rather live in a world that has been poisoned by an undisclosed enemy and fight for my life together with my fellow-humans than learn that the threat is a lie, and we’re all being dosed with hallucinogenic drugs so someone will be able to “manage” us more easily.
There’s everything in this book: conspiracies, terrorism attacks, a 1984ish oppressive regime, love in unexpected places, and tests of faith.
It’s a very American book: those who rebel against the establishment and defy the rules win out. They must win out, because that’s what America does best: fight for freedom, fight for the right of the individual to live their live the way they want to.
Join Tracy S. Lawson on her virtual book tour!
Thanks Mariam, for hosting Tracy's third stop on her Counteract Virtual Tour & Giveaway! We hope your followers enjoyed it.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS: We're celebrating the release of Tracy's book—Counteract—with some great prizes:
One winner will receive a brand new, handmade, silver vial necklace courtesy of Bella Beads Studio. The vial measures approximately 2 inches in length and is capped top and bottom in silver-plated pewter. It hangs from a 30" sterling plated patterned cable chain with a sterling silver clasp. This is the same necklace that appears on the front cover of Tracy's book (minus the red liquid.) They will also receive a copy of the paperback, and swag.
Ten additional winners will receive a Counteract — Join the Resistance black wristbands and a bookmark.
HOW DO I ENTER? Just leave a comment for Tracy at the end of this post. Want more chances to win? CLICK HERE!
Follow Tracy as she makes her way around the blog-o-sphere. Her next stop will be:
August 7th: Bernadette Marie
And here's the fine print: Winners will be chosen at random and must include an email address in their comments.