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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The First Principle by Marissa Shrock

The First Principle
by Marissa Shrock

About This Book:

In the not-too-distant future, the United Regions of America has formed. Governors hold territories instead of states, and while Washington, DC, is gone, the government has more control than ever before. For fifteen-year-old Vivica Wilkins, the daughter of a governor, this is life as usual. High school seems pretty much the same--until one day, that controlling power steps right through the door during study hall.

When Vivica speaks out to defend her pregnant friend against the harsh treatment of Population Management Officer Marina Ward, she has no idea she's sowing the seeds of a revolution in her own life. But it isn't long before she discovers her own illegal pregnancy. Now she has to decide whether to get the mandatory abortion--or follow her heart, try to keep the baby, and possibly ruin her mother's chances at becoming president.

A rebel group called the Emancipation Warriors, who are fighting to restore freedoms once held unalienable, offer her asylum. Can Vivica trust these rebels to help her or will they bring everything crashing down around her? Accepting their help may come with consequences she isn't ready to face.

Marissa Shrock's debut novel crafts a chilling story of what may be to come if we allow the economic and moral crises currently facing our country to change the foundations on which we built our independence--and of the difference one person can make when they choose to trust God's lead.

My Thoughts on This Book:

I was intrigued to read this book after skimming the back cover. I follow politics, and when I saw this book discuss a futuristic approach to America I knew I wanted to read it. At first, I was struck by the background story of the possible future of America and the realistic structure of what really could be our future..

After getting past the details of our country in the story, the characters came to life for me. Vivica finding herself pregnant, knowing the government will force her to terminate due to the law that requires mandatory terminations in underage girls. She realizes she wants her child to live but it's not that easy when your mother is a governor for 1/3 of America and wants to run for President.

 This past paced story, brings adventure, and a little realistic background description of the possibilities America may face if our government continues to work in the ways they are now. I felt that part of the story was a little too close to the truth.. I loved it all.. I was hooked from page one!

This book is cataloged for young adult but could definitely be a story that anyone young and old would enjoy!

Interested in reading this story/book? You can purchase an e-book copy February 10-15 for only $1.99. Get it HERE
Marissa Shrock is a writer and language arts teacher who enjoys working with her fun seventh grade students. She is a graduate of Taylor University and has completed the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild Apprentice, Journeyman, and Craftsman courses. She is  a member of ACFW.
Marissa has written articles for teens and adults in Evangel and Encounter. The First Principle is her debut novel.
In her spare time Marissa loves spending time with family and friends, shopping for cute clothes, traveling, baking, and playing golf.
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I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given.

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