Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Vrai Domicile and Giveaway!

Goodreads Review:

Q437B was ready to die for the Second Revolution. Then she entered the Muertre…
Q and B expected death when the Elders ordered their execution. What they discover instead changes everything they thought they knew about their world. Saved by the mercy of the Elders, they awaken in the Vrai Domicile, a mysterious place hidden below the Sixth Domicile housing hundreds of former rebels.

Except these rebels have been brainwashed, conditioned to be blind followers.

Q quickly learns of the Elders’ new plan for her – she is to become their warrior, to reunite the Vrai and Sixth Domiciles with purity, love, and unwavering faith. But to Q, she’ll be undoing everything she and the rebels fought for.

Now Q and B must fight to survive once more, forced to forge new alliances with strangers who promise nothing is as it seems. But surviving comes with a choice – follow the Elders and squash the Revolution, or defy them and free the people, putting B's and Grandmother’s lives at risk.

In a place where the fire of rebellion is extinguished at every turn, can Q continue to be the spark that fuels the Revolution?

Book 2 in The Sixth Domicile Series by Courtney Ruggles: a 5 star Readers Favorite!

My Thoughts:

In a future where uniformity is required, chaos is not to be expected, or tolerated for that matter.  Rules are set in place and they are meant to be followed or death is the only option.  But when the muertre is not what you expect, and death does not seek you out, rules are broken, lives are changed and a perfect society begins to crumble. 

The Vrai Domicile picks up right where The Sixth Domicile leaves off, and we are reunited with Q437B once again. Only things are much different than even I expect.  Lives seem to be more at risk in this installment than they were in the last which is a thrill ride to say the least.  I love that Q is still guarded and doesn't give her trust out easily which proves to be the right choice!  I can't stand when a book has a gullible and naive female lead, just makes me want to throw the book halfway across the room, so I'm so glad this wasn't the case with this one. I love how strong willed Q is, and I want to be her while reading and analyzing her character arc here.

A lot of violent scenes were portrayed with precise detail and not so delicate to worry if someone is offended.  Another reason I love this book and the New Adult genre!  Ruggles, doesn't hold back.  Her writing is honest and clear.  You will not sit back and wonder, what it is your reading, because she puts your mind in the book.  

There didn't seem to be as much of B in this chapter as the last, but I loved it more for that reason. I loved that even though, there was a romance, it didn't consume the story.  With so many new characters like U218A and Maddox, the storyline continues to grow stronger even still,  Q had this story Aand she wasn't letting go of that spotlight.   I was captivated by her strength and her determination to see everything through without a faltering. The ending of this one will hook you like no other ending ever has!  I am so captivated by this story now and cannot wait to continue with this adventure!!  I highly recommend this!

About the Author:
Courtney’s love for writing started pretty much when she learned to read, which her mother would tell you was a feat in itself back when she was in the first grade. Once she aced those flashcards with vocabulary words, Courtney’s writing took off.  And her love with it.  In school, she was always writing short stories on a word processor (What?? Word processor with floppy disks?). Oh yes, she literally had a card filing case full of floppy disks.
Now getting her Doctorate in social work, she’s used this education to help her write some of the gritty issues entwined in her stories. When Courtney isn’t writing her next book while drinking coffee, you can find her doing homework (drag) with chocolate chip flavored coffee, reading series of books (because school books are only so interesting) while drinking pumpkin flavored coffee, playing with her little boy, or daydreaming of future beach houses while drinking some other scrumptious flavor of coffee.

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  1. Great review! Thank you so much for joining the Vrai Domicile blog tour!


    1. Thank you and thank you for having me!!


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