Review: When She Woke

20 Jan

When She Woke
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Set in the futuristic America (primarily Texas) – When She Woke tells the story of Hannah. A woman found guilty of the crime of murder, the only thing, her victim was her unborn child. In a country, where Roe vs. Wade has been overturned and abortion is now a crime. A country, where individuals found guilty of crimes have their skin color genetically altered to suit the color of their crime, in Hannah’s case, she is now a red.

I’ll admit to being on a bit of a dystopia kick recently and When She Woke fit right into this kick perfectly. For me, the biggest issue highlighted is what could potentially happen, if our separation of church and state, disappears and religion becomes and integral part of our lives. where the people who rebel again religion are essentially seen as terrorists and are even identified as such.

One of my main issues with the book was the ending, while this review is spoiler free, the ending just seemed to fizzle out and I was left wondering what happened…

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Posted by on January 20, 2012 in Book Review


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