#BookReview: Dissident by Cecilia London

Reviewer: Annie

Dissident by Cecilia LondonI received a review copy


She once was important. Now she’s considered dangerous.

In a new America where almost no one can be trusted, Caroline lies unconscious in a government hospital as others decide her fate. She is a political dissident, wanted for questioning by a brutal regime that has come to power in a shockingly easy way. As she recovers from her injuries, all she has are her memories. And once she wakes up, they may not matter anymore.

Part One of a Six Part Series. Each part is a full length novel between 60,000-120,000 words and ends in a cliffhanger. For readers 18+. This saga contains adult situations, including non-gratuitous violence, explicit (consensual) sex, psychological and physical trauma, and an oftentimes dark and gritty plot (particularly in part two).


When asked to review this book; I had to jump on board because the synopsis of the book was rather captivating.  I had a feeling this would be a Winner, and I was right!  I had to get in on the “ground floor”.  I was so pleased that I did.

I had not read a book about dystopian society, and had not heard of one involving adults, so this had me my interest right away. This is the first of 6 novels and I cannot wait to get to the second book coming out in August, 2015.

Cecilia London is definitely a gifted story-teller, and I was surprised it was her first story because it was superb. I highly recommend you get this book under your belt.  I am sure you will await book two with the same excitement I am.

The main characters Caroline and Jack are marvelously written.  I was in love with them.  The Prologue was intense, and once I read it, there was no putting this down!   The story flip-flops between present day and the past, and Cecilia does it with such ease.  I was loving the present day story, just as much as the past.

The story begins with Caroline and Jack running through the woods, and being tracked.  They were in New York running north, with the hopes of getting to Canada with a Flash Drive that had information on it…You could feel the absolute importance of this Flash Drive, even though you had no clue what was on it.  What Jack and Caroline decide to do in the prologue will bring out your tissues, and make you wanting more.

Even if you believe you would not enjoy a Dystopian story, I have to say; give this book a try…it will change your mind.  It changed mine.

This is a story of love, government gone awry and adventure.

It was nice reading something totally different than I typically do.

5 Stars

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