Resist the Machine: Dystopian Suspense (Avant Nation Book 1)

Written by C. D. Verhoff

A genetically engineered young woman teams up with a rugged soldier to resist the high-tech regime controlling their lives. Spine-tingling adventure for fans of 1984, Person of Interest, and Divergent.

When the government owns the gene pool, what could possibly go wrong? According to the leaders of Avantica, absolutely nothing. If in doubt, just look at the statistics. Their genetically engineered citizens enjoy the highest standard of living in the world. Crime and disease are nearly non-existent. Healthcare and housing are totally free. Why would anyone ever want to leave?

Meet 16-year-old Clara Spinner. By design she is supposed to be compassionate, serious to a fault, and content with her work, but someone at the population factory messed up. How else can she explain her rebellious streak, ability to appreciate a good joke, and the fact that she detests her first job assignment? Hiding her true nature is a daily battle and coworkers are getting suspicious. So when the military shows up, looking for someone with her skill set, Clara ‘volunteers’. Fitting in with ruthless soldiers isn’t easy, but that’s the least of her worries after they they land in a place opposed to everything Avantica stands for. Hearts and loyalties will be tested. Dystopian sci-fi with a touch of romance. Recommended for older teens and adults.

“Avant Nation is edge-of-your-seat entertainment that will have you turning the pages late into the night, but it also serves as a warning, drawing disturbing parallels to today’s hot button issues. I found myself asking big questions. Should the government get to decide what is taught in our schools? Is the rationing of healthcare just around the corner? As more freedom is given away in exchange for comfort and security, where do we draw the line? ” –Light

Main Category: Dystopian. Other Categories: Action, Genetics, New Adult, Romantic Adventure, Science Fiction, Suspense, Upper YA, Thriller.

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