Review: The Line #1, Carrier by Anne Tibbets

20886571Blurb from Goodreads

Twenty-two -year-old Naya has spent nearly half her life as a sex slave in a government institution called The Line. When she’s kicked out after getting pregnant with twins, she’s got no way to earn a living and a horrifying choice to make: find someone to replace her, or have her babies taken in her stead.

A doctor with a history of aiding ex-Line girls, Ric Bennett, wants to help. He runs a team of rebels that can delete Naya’s records and free her forever. But when The Line sniffs out his plan, things get bloody, fast. Naya means more to them than just a chance at fresh faces—her twins are part of the government’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.

ebook, 236 pages
Published June 16th 2014 by Carina Press
edition language: English
series: The Line
genre: Dystopia, New Adult
My Thoughts
ARC was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.

In Goodreads, this book is under New Adult. The characters are indeed in New Adult age range, but it feels like it has so much more than other New Adult books I’ve read. I guess it makes it’s different and unique.

I liked the way Anne Tibbets wrote her story. It’s so vivid I don’t have trouble picturing it. So vivid in most of the scenes are so creepy, gruesome and disgusting, especially the part when Naya tells her life as a slave. But I think it’s needed to write so that readers get the idea of what Naya has to deal for most of her life. And believe me, I get the idea all right.

I also liked the dystopian feeling in this book. The world-building clearly describes a dystopian story but somehow I can still relate it to our time now. It isn’t far from our present day and what happen in Naya world also happens in our world now, in one way or another.

As for the characters, I liked them enough I wish they have more background story. However, I don’t quite believe that Naya, a 22 year old who spent 17 years as a slave can trust Ric Bennett easily. She has problem trusting everyone which is understandable and has issues regarding her life at the Line. But for me she’s too easy to trust Ric in the first place. She doesn’t trust another women but she tells her stories to him right after they meet for only a couple minutes. The same case happens to Ric. He knows what he does is dangerous and the Auberge, the institution who runs everything in their world, can trace him back but again I think he’s also too easy to trust Naya when they first meet.

But as a complete story, I enjoyed and liked it and will definitely read its sequel.

Result: 3.5 out of 5 stars