I was recently asked to join the blog tour for Socialpunk by Monica Leonelle.
Monica Leonelle is a well-known digital media strategist and the author of three novels. She blogs at Prose on Fire and shares her writing and social media knowledge with other bloggers and authors through her Free Writer Toolkit.
The Socialpunk Trilogy includes Socialpunk (April 2012), Socialmob (July 2012), and Socialhood (October 2012).
Ima would give anything to escape The Dome
and learn what's beyond its barriers, but the
Chicago government has kept all its citizens
on lock down ever since the Scorched Years
left most of the world a desert wasteland.
When a mysterious group of hooded figures enters the city unexpectedly, Ima uncovers a plot to destroy The Dome and is given the choice between escaping to a new, dangerous city or staying behind and fighting a battle she can never win.
I was seriously blown away by this book. It was a short read at 275 pages. One of the things I really liked was that Monica tackled the subject of humans artificially creating life. It is a pretty controversial subject, but it's done very well.
Socialpunk is definitely good for anyone who likes books about the future.I think the fact that the author sets the book in that time period definitely helps. It puts the book in a setting that enhances the story, instead of detracting from it.
I'm someone who doesn't read a lot of sci-fi/fantasy books. They just don't appeal to me. I loved Socialpunk though. It was easy to relate to the character's struggles, and sympathize with Ima's struggle to adjust and adapt to a new world. To also choose between what she loves, and what is right.
I liked that Ima came into her own, and became the strong person I was rooting for her to be. The Story reminded me of the terminator series a little bit, but mostly in a way better, more female empowered way that was totally badass.
All in all, Socialpunk was amazing, and I can't wait for the next two books! A great book to read and recommend! ~ALICE
links to buy the book!- Amazon-http://monicaleonelle.com/SocialpunkA