Idea War: Volume 1

Idea War Volume Sixteen year old Callie Baxter refuses to just sit tight and accept the invaders who have occupied her city Underneath the new Government s fa ade of order and fairness lies the ugly reason for its be

  • Title: Idea War: Volume 1
  • Author: Abi Godsell
  • ISBN: 9780992213213
  • Page: 458
  • Format: ebook
  • Sixteen year old Callie Baxter refuses to just sit tight and accept the invaders who have occupied her city Underneath the new Government s fa ade of order and fairness lies the ugly reason for its being here, and it s up to Callie s group of underground rebels to expose its brutal objective She s worked hard to keep her fledgling group of passionate rebels alive, but asSixteen year old Callie Baxter refuses to just sit tight and accept the invaders who have occupied her city Underneath the new Government s fa ade of order and fairness lies the ugly reason for its being here, and it s up to Callie s group of underground rebels to expose its brutal objective She s worked hard to keep her fledgling group of passionate rebels alive, but as the Government s hit squads narrow in on them, she realises she has only just begun to understand the pain of loss, and the true cost of growing up Abi Godsell uses the groundbreaking new format of a short story science fiction series for a highly entertaining and smart read In the first instalment of the Idea War series, we re introduced to the characters behind the resistance to the Chinese occupation of Johannesburg, South Africa Through the perspectives of various characters, it soon becomes clear that the new government s first priority is far removed from the one they propagate on the blimps that dot the city s skyline The city represents a shining example of recovery to the outside world, but can a small group of determined teenagers overcome the decay that has taken root at its core

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    1. What a great start to what I assume will be a longer story. Set in Johannesburg after Chinese occupation in 2050 or so. I loved the gritty feel of my hometown in it's new brooding hatred of the occupying forces. Dark and angry and very well written. I can't wait to read the rest

    2. At some point before this novel begins, well into the 2050s, the Chinese Custodial Authority, or CCA, has taken ownership of South Africa. The world is slowly being destroyed by the Oil Wars and within South Africa, a microcosm of this world starts to play out. Callie, and the other members of the anti-CCA rebel alliance are fighting tooth and nail against the propaganda and violence that have stemmed from this new Oriental government, but the only way to fight violence, is with violence.Though [...]

    3. Idea War Other reviews at The Book Babe's Reads. I'm going to start off by saying that Idea War was actually a pretty interesting read, but by clocking it in at around 54 pages, I feel like I just didn't get the immersion in this book that I typically like. I'm more of a novel girl. If I'd read Idea War at full length, the complete story, I feel like I would have liked it more. Making it so short kind of left me with this feeling of an unresolved ending. I didn't understand a lot of the so [...]

    4. I can't wait to read the next one! This short, but powerful book leaves you with more questions than answers, sure, but I couldn't put it down. It is action-packed and fun and yet it touches on some real and serious issues. I love that is is set in Joburg - a city that is already complex and in this dystopian future just gets more so.

    5. Science-fiction/Fantasy a new genre for me to venture into albeit slowly.I've avoided this genre like one would the plague. It wasn't my thing. It was too far removed from reality, real life, that I could never fathom this world. Maybe I lacked the imagination it required to think those worlds into existence. I am glad to announce that I am reading AND enjoying these stories, in small doses. I started with "Binti" by Nnedi Okorafor, a googreads author and I liked this one by Abi Godsell too.Smal [...]

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