(Book #1 in the Configured Trilogy)
Publication date: October 20th 2016
Genres: Sci-Fi/Dystopian, Young Adult
In the future, love will make you a traitor.
120 years after a virus decimated earth’s population the survivors thrive in safety, away from the death and destruction of the Outerbounds. But there is a price. Divided into three levels of intellect, Citizens focus solely on duty. Emotions are pointless, even dangerous.
Due to her advanced intelligence, seventeen-year-old computer genius, Avlyn Lark is separated from her twin brother at birth and raised by adoptive parents. She gains privilege, the ideal future. He dies. Avlyn barely knew him yet he remains bound to her memory.
But following a string of rebel intrusions on the city, Avlyn receives a cryptic message. After which, she begins seeing visions of her dead twin, not to mention a strange power she doesn’t understand starts to emerge. The mysterious radical who urges Avlyn to join their fight becomes her link to answers. Freedom. Love.
Opportunity calls, but if she says yes will she lose it all?
Configured is the first novel in a Configured trilogy that poses the question: does humanity need love for survival? Fans of Divergent, Matched, and the Maze Runner will love this world of dark secrets, intrigue and thirst for a better tomorrow.
I am only halfway through the book, so unfortunately I can’t leave a review yet. But, I can tell you what I enjoy so far in the book! Penner’s world building is spectacular! Even though there is an abundant amount of dystopian books out right now, Penner was able to give us something a little bit different that helps her novel stand out among the rest.
A rebellion is brewing and we are just as confused as the main character! Avlyn doesn’t know who to trust, Direction or the rebels? The plot is moves very quickly from situation to situation, and as Avlyn learns more about what is going on in her world so do we.
So far, I am really enjoying this book and I can’t wait to see how it turns out! Hopefully, I’ll finish by the end of the day and I’ll be able to leave a more detailed review. All I can say is that with how the book is going you won’t be disappointed with it! If you are really big into dystopian novels, then you will definitely want to check out this book!
Buy Configured today to read a YA Dystopian/Light Romance that will leave you wanting more!
I’m Jenetta and a lifetime lover of Sci-Fi (thx Dad). I had a weird LONG stint (declaring HOW long would give away too many age secrets… and eh hem… a girl never tells) where I read almost no books for pleasure (the horror!). Near the end of 2014 I picked up Hunger Games, and I was off like a rocket.
That next year I read about 40 YA books (mostly Sci-Fi/dystopian) and a couple months into it got the idea to write a book (with no prior experience or even desire) about children who were not allowed to be raised by their biological parents. You see, I am an adoptive mama of two lovely daughters from foster care. That story grew into what Configured is today.
It has been a HUGE journey with a lot of ups and downs and it took WAY longer than I anticipated. But it is finally here.
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