Dawn of Rebellion

Dawn of Rebellion
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13+
Published Date
October 18, 2013
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1492942421
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My name is Dawn Nolan, and I've grown up on the streets of military-controlled London. The one person in my life I could always count on has been taken from me.
Gabby is combative, pushy, a real pain - but she's the reason I've survived this long.
She's my sister.
And now she's gone.
Criminals are sent to the colonies to work as slaves for the rest of their lives. There is no escape. I only know that it's a savage place; not a place from a teenage girl from the wrong side of London.
I might die trying.
I'll probably never see London again.
But they've taken my sister and I'm going to get her back.

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new take on dystopian genre
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I really enjoyed this twist on the dystopian genre... in this series the world has fallen apart and control of the USA has reverted back to the UK, which has turned the remains of the US into a penal colony. As an avid reader of dystopian/post-apocolyptic fiction, I often find the settings start to feel similar. But this setup was a fresh take on the situation, which I liked a lot. There's a great sisterly relationship between Dawn and Gabby - and it's realistic at the same time because neither girl is perfect. They have their selfish and snotty moments... which is so very true to life. The alternating POV is not my favorite style (I tend to get lost, even with good markers of whose viewpoint is at the forefront), but it was well-done in this book. And because the two sisters were having such different experiences, it made sense to set it up this way. And the storylines were engaging and kept me interested throughout. As I finished the book I was happy to see that all three books in the series are released so I don't have to wait for the rest of the story. :)
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Intriguing Read
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Dawn of Rebellion is an original take on what I picture as the aftermath of a battle against the nations. Dawn’s sister, Gabby, is taken to a camp as punishment for stealing, but Dawn won't have it. With the help of Drew, she enters what's left of America to rescue her. Along the way, she learns the truth about secrets that have been kept hidden and meets wonderful people who challenge her to look at everything in a new light. This story is well written and takes you into a futuristic society. This is a read you won't want to miss. Can't wait to start the second one.
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What a Story!
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What a story! Set in the future, you start the book following along with two sisters, Gabby and Dawn. The story is told in alternating POV’s, which I loved because the two girls get separated right from the beginning. The transition flows easily, and I never once questioned whose head I was in.

While reading, I could visualize the terrifying world the author created. Each trial and tribulation the characters underwent was disheartening, and I felt their pain. The story drew me in from the beginning, and I had a hard time putting the book down. I just had to know what was going to happen next.

Although I enjoyed reading this book, I would've liked to have seen smoother interactions between a certain couple. At times, the main characters’ emotions ran too hot and cold, which is why I rated this a four star. But those minor details certainly didn't pull you away from enjoying this book.

The ending was totally unexpected and left me wanting to read the next book. The author did a wonderful job in creating such an imaginative story. I’ve already downloaded the next book!
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Gripping and heartfelt
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It is the future, and the world ain't what it once was.

Britain is ruled under military occupation, and all attempts of sedition are quelled violently, and criminals are sent to the colonies - the former United States - for the merest of infractions.

Abandoned by their parents as children, sisters Dawn and Gabby live rough on the streets of London. But when a lapse in judgment gets Gabby arrested and sent to a slave labor camp in the colonies, little sister Dawn must discover courage she never knew she had to save the only family she has left. While Gabby struggles for survival inside, Dawn finds unlikely allies to help reunite her family.

Told in alternating first-person POVs between Dawn and Gabby (and, on a couple of occasions, Gabby's friend and Dawn's ally Drew), the story unfolds slowly but gathers steam quickly, and I found myself glued to my Kindle, hoping against hope that Dawn and Gabby could not only be reunited but escape with their lives. The story ended on a cliffhanger that has me itching to start the next chapter in the saga!

Well done, Michelle Lynn. Very well done.
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A great start to the trilogy.
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I have to say I really liked this book and was pleasantly surprised by how much it captured me.
Dawn of Rebellion is the story of two sisters trying to survive in a future world ruled by an evil government. Law breakers are sent to the colonies, which was once the United States, and now the base for the rebellion.
I liked the characters, Dawn and Gabby. They were extremely well written and complex, and the whole concept of the story was very original. The different POV's were a nice touch as well as it defined the different personalities of the sisters. The story is nicely paced, with plenty of action mixed in. Never a dull moment.
All in all it was a very good read and I look forward to the next book.
Good Points
Well developed characters.
Interesting plot.
Well written.
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