Sunday, July 14, 2019

Uprising: A Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian Novel (The Outliers Saga, Book 2) by Kate L. Mary and narrated by Grace Sylvan is.

Indra is a force to be reckoned with in Uprising: A Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian Novel (The Outliers Saga, Book 2) by Kate L. Mary and narrated by Grace Sylvan. A brilliant follow up- I can't wait for the third to be released on audiobook. If you enjoy books with darker themes, books that are empowering to women/have strong female leads, or post-apocalyptic/dystopian worlds, you should be checking out Kate's books ASAP.

Where to purchase:
Audible
Barnes & Noble

Uprising: A Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian Novel (The Outliers Saga, Book 2) by Kate L. Mary and narrated by Grace Sylvan is...WOW! What an exceptional follow up! For reals…if you enjoy books with darker themes, are empowering to women, strong female leads, or post-apocalyptic/dystopian worlds, you should be checking this series out right now.

What it’s about? After healing from her husbands death, Indra returns to her previous place of employment but something in her has changed. She is no longer the powerless woman she once was. Going back to work and encountering the Fortis and Sovereign sets off a flurry of emotions. No longer able to do nothing when her friend is being violated by Lysander, she takes action, resulting in changes for the Outlier tribes, Fortis, and Sovereign. Expect a lot of action and killing. We learn about the different Outlier tribes as Indra tries to unite them to rise up against the Fortis and Sovereign. Indra creates and becomes the leader of a new tribe of women. A romantic relationship develops. How to deal with the threats in the wastelands and from fellow tribal members? Who lives in the mirrors that make the energy for the Sovereign? How to handle the misogynistic tribe? What is it that’s stopping the tribes from entering Sovereign City? What happened to the missing tribal members? There should be no surprise that the book ends in a cliffhanger as there are three books in the series, but I feel I need to say this because there’s always someone who complains.

If you are looking for an empowering book, this is it. Make no mistake, it’s a book that deals with dark subjects. Kate’s writing makes you feel emotions and creates bad guys so bad that you can’t help but hate.

The narrator, Grace Sylvan, once again did a great job. As I said in the first book review, it is clear she is the perfect fit for this series. I would check out other books by her.

Overall I cannot recommend this series enough. I feel it’s Kate’s best work to date. I went straight from book one to book two despite other life obligations I should have been doing. If you enjoy books with darker themes, books that are empowering to women, or post-apocalyptic/dystopian worlds, this is the series for you. If you are new to Kate’s book, you best get on the Kate bandwagon quick!

Parental guidance/trigger warnings: revenge, remembering past sexual assaults and coming face to face with abuser, attempted rape, slaves, sex on wedding night and one other time (not in graphic detail), tattooing, killing of men via arrows, death from other weapons, one tribe is extremely sexist and believes women need men to survive (treats women like they are the bottom of the barrel- no eye contact/no talking or addressing women, comments about how they are inferior and things along those lines), hitting of a woman by a man, cruel treatment of the disabled by the Sovereign, getting rid of babies who are born with what some might consider a disability (death or sent to live elsewhere), and possibly similar scenarios that I’m forgetting. I do not recall any swearing. This is a book that contains dark/potentially triggering subjects.

*I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you for allowing me to listen and review the book!

Where to find the author: Kate L. Mary

Where to find the narrator: Grace Sylvan

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