Carrier (Review)

Carrier (Review)

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Title: Carrier (The Line #1)
Author:  Anne Tibbets
Publisher:  Carina Press 

Published Date: 16th
June 2014
Rating: 4.5 Stars!

Synopsis:  Twenty-two-year-old Naya has spent nearly
half her life as a sex slave in a government institution called The Line.
Excommunicated after getting pregnant with twins, she’s left with no way to
earn a living and a horrifying choice to make: find someone to replace her at
the institution by the time she gives birth, or have her babies taken in her

Ric Bennett wants to help. A doctor with a history of
aiding ex-Line girls, he runs a team of rebels that can delete Naya’s records,
prevent her from having to make an impossible choice, and free her forever. But
when his plan is sniffed out, things get bloody, fast. The Line wants them
back. The organization has discovered information about Naya and her twins that
make them more valuable than just sex slaves. It makes them dangerous—and part
of The Line’s larger plan.

As they hide from government search parties, Ric comes to
admire Naya’s quiet strength. And Naya realizes Ric might be a man she can
trust. If they make it off the grid, they could build a new life. But first
they’ll have to survive the long, vicious reach of The Line.

Review: This
book was so amazing. I loved every minute of it, from the very beginning and
was hooked until it was finished!
Is it just me, or have I been blessed with reading a lot
of good books lately?
One thing I loved about this book was that it was dealing
with a very serious topic – and that would be prostitution. You don’t really
see many authors approach such a serious and emotional topic because if you do
it wrong, it’s all wrong. But somehow, with the blunt flashbacks that told us
everything about Naya’s past, we manage to get a clear picture of how horrible
it is and what it must’ve been like. At the end of the book Anne attached a
link to a charity which helps with stopping human trafficking and forced
prostitution, and at the end I donated immediately. That’s how moving the story
of that was.

But there was a lot more to this novel that made me love
it as well. It would have to be the characters. First off, don’t you just love
the name Naya? On top of that, she was such a great voice to see things from.
She’s newly pregnant, thrown out into the world and scrambling to get a bearing
underneath us. We get to see this new world through her disbelieving eyes, and
see the fear of men looming over as well as her strength and she struggles
through various difficulties just to protect her future kids, and herself. She
loves her friends and we see this throughout the book because she would do
anything for them.

Ric was a good love interest, and I liked the slow love
that formed between them! But I have to say my second favourite character was
Tym, the funny, confident computer hacker. He was awesome 😉

The only thing that brought down this novel a notch from
scoring the full stars was that it was both original and unoriginal at the same
time. Original as in we have the prostitution, the characters and the plot
which has to do with the babies (can’t say too much due to spoilers!). But
unoriginal because we see something we see in a lot of books set in a dystopian
sort of world. There are Outsiders, outside of the wall that no one knows much
about, and everyone is taught about. it just seemed so cliché, I didn’t really
like the idea of it. Thankfully it isn’t too focused on in this first book and
is only mentioned in passing, which makes me think that Anne is setting this up
to be a major plotline in book two!

I can’t wait to continue the series. This book will suck
you in right to the end, and is highly recommended from me!

Olivia’s Question: Has a book ever moved you deeply to
act? Which one was it?

Olivia-Savannah x

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