Thursday, February 7, 2013

Anna 2026 Book Review & Giveaway **Closed**

Wow, this was a fast paced book that did not stop. The main character, Riley made me feel like I was on those Stimulants right with him. He was popping those pills to stay awake and alert but all it did really was keep him a little slow to react which could have cost everyone dearly.

The book is titled Anna 2026 written by Lucas Morgan and this is a book about the bleak future that we have in store if we don't watch what we are doing, especially the government. There is reference to China which makes me feel like there is a lot of subtle coincidences in this book that are political. I sure do hope nothing like this really happens

Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:
Riley and Anna know the city is getting worse, that the country and the world are headed towards ruin. But like everyone arounnd them, they are content to let the Steadfast Act protect their way of life. They trust the government knows best, that Steadfast will shield them.  
When Anna is arrested and deported to a sealed off area of the city, everyone accepts her fate - except for Riley. Nothing will stop him from finding his wife; not the machine of a prison he's locked in, not psychotic gang members, not even the desperate residents of the exclusion zone.  
Riley will see it thru to the end........even if he has to pay the highest price imaginable to save the life of his beloved Anna.
Like I said earlier, this is actually a depressing story even though it is fast moving and leaves you wondering can it really happen to us, the people in the United States and unfortunately, if even one thing in this book is right, I believe it will be the part about China taking us over.

Evidently, we had alot of wars between now and 2026 and looks like China had to bail us out and now she owns us, lock stock and barrel.  I believe from the way that the author portrayed Anna (in the flashback scenes that Riley flashes back to during the book) she knew something wasn't quite right with what they were being told.  She believed that beyond the city there had to be some livable spaces that had green grass, not the deserts that the government wanted them all to believe.

It doesn't really say, so I am not sure if she got picked up because she was passionate  about the government misinforming the public or did they just want some guinea pigs to experiment with? I had a feeling from the time that Riley started his search for her that it was not going to end well. Sometimes books pull off a fairytale ending and you can kinda see it coming but in this book, the author almost made us believe that Anna would be okay.

He goes thru with killing a few Steadfast Officers but in the confusion, he also hits his friend in the head with a bullet and he is dead. This was their trusted friend and a valued employee who worked for Riley and Anna. He was the only one who told Riley that he would go with him to  help rescue Anna. They portrayed Ben as a gentle soul who was as honest as the day.  Anna and Riley both loved him alot, just like family.

This is also a very sad story so be prepared to shed a tear, feel queasy when they are inside the Zone looking for Anna and then in the end, because I didn't expect it to end that way and it made me feel sad that it ended the way it did.

I am going to stop there so I don't give the whole story away but it is an action filled book along with a love story between Riley and Anna,  I hope you will get the book and read it to understand why it is so sad.

Happy Reading! You can find the book on Amazon and on the Publisher's site.

The author is willing to give 5 books away and for the 5 who do win, be ready for some fast action! Open to the U.S. only.  Good Luck Everyone!


Catie said...

The only thing similar I have read so far is the Hunger Games trilogy, and I really enjoyed it!

Gala said...

I love it,thanks

Megan Parsons said...

I'm new to this kind of book, so I'm not sure.
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Anita Yancey said...

I like to read books about the future, and sometimes I enjoy reading about us in a grave situtation. It is nice to read something different for a change.


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jenzen69 said...

This book will be for me and my girls to read

Debby said...

Yes, I do like to read about the future...another Hunger Games fan here. I would love to read this.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!


Kylie Carlson said...

I do enjoy near future dystopian stories- they actually make me feel more optimistic about our own future for some reason.