Wednesday, February 9, 2022

The Community by Heidi Visser - Book Tour & Review

The Community by Heidi Visser

@Cayellepub @Heyvisser @KellyALacey @lovebookstours @igbooktours


How much control is too much? 

It’s the question Nora must ask herself after illegally becoming pregnant. It’s not as if she planned it. In fact, the very opposite – she received drugs to prevent it, just like every other baby in the Community. Extra children equal extra food rations, an impossibility for a society that controls every last resource. 

She is on the cusp of having it all: perfect job, perfect fiancé, perfect wedding vaulting her from a Level Four to the uber-wealthy Level Six. Now this baby, and her rebellion against Community rules, is ruining everything. But it’s not just her life unraveling; it’s deeply hidden secrets that Nora’s escape threatens to reveal. She, along with the rest of the Community, must confront their past if there’s any hope of survival.

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My Review **I would like to thank Cayelle Publishing, Heidi Visser, and Love Books Tours for the copy of the book to read and review, and I would like to apologize for the lateness of my review due to real life circumstances that kept me from finishing and posting on time**

The Community is a dystopian novel set in the future after the sun wiped out most of the population. There are still issues with flare-ups, but for the most part, the citizens in The Community have made the most of their newly rebuilt world. Sectioned into levels, The Community has rules for each and every person to follow. Level Ones are the lowest of the low. Poor, impoverished laborers who are barely making it through each day. Level Sixes are the most elite. The one percent. The politicians and such. Occasionally, if you work hard enough and are lucky, or you marry well, you can be promoted to a higher level. That's what is happening with Nora, our main character. She's a Level Four accountant, but she's engaged to be married to a Senator's son, and since they're top-tier people, Nora gets to be top-tier too. There's only one problem: Nora's pregnant. Pregnancy has been made illegal in the future. Resources are scarce, and children cannot be born, only "made" and given to families under specific circumstances. But Nora is adamant that she keep her baby. She just knows she can't get rid of it, and by refusing to do so, she breaks the rules. This situation sets of the rest of the events of the story, and how it all plays out will leave you a bit breathless. I found this to be a fascinating and unique dystopian novel. I'm a sucker for dystopian stuff, so this was right up my alley. I rather enjoyed the action, the world, and the characters. Nora was a well-written character who was determined to do the right thing, even if it cost her her life. She wasn't going to let her future father-in-law manipulate her or dictate to her. And she wasn't going to throw her fiancé under the bus just so she could keep her baby. There are some interesting twists, and some secrets come to light within these pages, leaving you eager for more, wondering how it will come together at the end. And while it is a little slower in some spots, most of the book is fast-paced and thrilling. If you're a fan of dystopian fiction, definitely check out The Community. 4 stars!





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