Under the totalitarian reign of the 23rd century’s world’s government- The Sovereign Regime- control is made possible by the identity chip implanted in every human being, recording everything that is seen, done, and experienced.
No more bank accounts.
No more smart phones.
No more secrets.
When Goro inadvertently overhears an exchange of sensitive information, causing him to confront the truth about his world and prompting him to choose his true loyalties, his dream of revolution kicks into high gear. Goro doesn’t know he has covert intel in his possession both the SR and the resistance movement are desperate to acquire.
Determined to attempt the impossible task of bringing down the world government, he and his closest friends gain access to the key to ultimately deciding who has sovereignty.
But who will get to Goro first: The resistance or the Sovereign Regime?
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.
Sovereignty is a young adult dystopian novel based in the 23rd century. The Sovereign Regime is able to keep track of everyone because of a chip that is put in everyone’s wrist after their born. It’s the nightmare that many people are afraid could to happen with all of the advances in technology.
Anjenique Hughes’ writing flows well and is easy to follow. It’s told from the POV of Goro who is 18 years old and she does a good job of making it sound like it’s narrated by an 18-year-old guy.
Goro hates the SR and hates his life because of them. He thinks people should have more personal freedom and wants to find a way to take the SR down. I like how he knows that’s what he wants to do from the beginning. But is it even possible?
I definitely recommend Sovereignty for anyone who enjoys young adult dystopian novels. I can’t wait for the next one! FYI: there is profanity and violence.
About the Author
With master’s degrees in education, special education, and counseling, Anjenique “Jen” Hughes is a high school English and math teacher who loves teaching and mentoring young people. She enjoys traveling and has worked with youth on five continents. Saying she is “young at heart” is an understatement; she is fluent in sarcasm, breaks eardrums with her teacher voice (students have complained when they were within earshot), and cracks sarcastic jokes with the best of her students. Her work with ethnically and socioeconomically diverse youth has inspired her to write books that appeal to a broad variety of students seeking stories of bravery, perseverance, loyalty, and success.
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