Welcome to a safe and secure new world, where beauty is bought and sold, and freedom is the ultimate crimeThe Registry saved the country from collapse, but stability has come at a price. In this patriotic new America, girls are raised to be brides, sold at auction to the highest bidder. Boys are... show more
Welcome to a safe and secure new world, where beauty is bought and sold, and freedom is the ultimate crimeThe Registry saved the country from collapse, but stability has come at a price. In this patriotic new America, girls are raised to be brides, sold at auction to the highest bidder. Boys are raised to be soldiers, trained to fight and never question orders.Nearly eighteen, beautiful Mia Morrissey excitedly awaits the beginning of her auction year. But a warning from her married older sister raises dangerous questions. Now, instead of going up on the block, Mia is going to escape to Mexico—and the promise of freedom.All Mia wants is to control her own destiny—a brave and daring choice that will transform her into an enemy of the state, pursued by powerful government agents, ruthless bounty hunters, and a cunning man determined to own her . . . a man who will stop at nothing to get her back.
Publish date: June 11th 2013
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, New Adult
Series: The Registry (#1)
It was free. And I'm a sucker for dystopian novels that want to send us back to some version of the Middle Ages—not because I want to go back to the Middle Ages, but because I am a medievalist, so I kinda get a kick out of seeing how modern people might deal with those constraints. If the heroine,...
This book's main issue is its characters. It did not matter what kind of situation these people were thrown into, they were like robots. I might have been able to tolerate the lack of emotion if it wasn't paired with complete stupidity. Bad decision after bad decision, Mia in particular lacks the ab...
The best dystopian novels are those that are possible. They involve governments and situations that are eerily similar to our current governments or society. The paths to these future societies are scary in the close link between real life now and the fictional future. World wars, environmental cata...
"'Please'---Corinna sounded so weak---'I can't go back there. He hurts me.''Well, give him a daughter and then he won't anymore."Since a very young age, I was weaned on a mixture of fantasy, fairy tales, and history. In my native country, a well-known tale based on actual history concerns two sister...
I really wanted to like The Registry. The synopsis made it sound very interesting. I like most dystopian future books and I really wanted to like this book. Sadly, it fell short for me. It isn't a YA, but it had a very YA feel to it. It also had two things I don't like in books: a cliffhanger endi...