Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Dystopian Novel Has Been Remade By Remake, An Immersive and Emotional Ride From Start To Finish!

Before we plow into this post, the winner for a copy of Stray goes to ... Sheena-kay Graham! Congrats! Contact me to claim your copy!

Now to the main event. I'm thrilled to present Remake by Ilima Todd! This is her debut novel, and a fabulous one. Here's what it's about: is the ninth female born in her batch of ten females and ten males. By design, her life in Freedom Province is without complications or consequences. However, such freedom comes with a price. The Prime Maker is determined to keep that price a secret from the new batches of citizens that are born, nurtured, and raised androgynously.

But Nine isn't like every other batcher. She harbors indecision and worries about her upcoming Remake Day -- her seventeenth birthday, the age when batchers fly to the Remake facility and have the freedom to choose who and what they'll be. When Nine discovers the truth about life outside of Freedom Province, including the secret plan of the Prime Maker, she is pulled between two worlds and two lives. Her decisions will test her courage, her heart, and her beliefs. Who can she trust? Who does she love? And most importantly, who will she decide to be? 
(From Goodreads)

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A case can be made here that the dystopian novel has been "remade" by Remake. Todd has created a chilling post-apocalyptic world where humans are ruled by a false sense of freedom, running parallel to a hidden world where the everyday aspects of society are rediscovered through a convincingly fresh perspective. An engaging and thought-provoking read. I really look forward to the next installment.

Knowing how book 2 is going to start is killing me (I'm not telling). Care to give this a read? Find it now wherever books are sold!

Amazon     Barnes&Noble     IndieBound     BAM!

What kind of world would we have if we could choose our own gender? Would you do it? Who's in the mood to visit Hawaii? 

I'm David, and don't shoot me ... I'm with the Rise!


  1. Congratulations, Ilima! Definitely picked it up.
    And definitely want to remain a man.
    Ready to invade Mark?

  2. Congratulations, Ilima. BTW, David...I haven't received the ARC you supposedly sent me. I've been checking every day. Hmm.

    1. Weird. I know I sent it. Check your email.

  3. Thanks so much, David! And I promise I won't shoot...we'll just have to get that tracker out of your head first. ;)

  4. Congratulations to Ilima Todd! And i'm not so sure i would want to be able to make certain choices.

  5. Sounds very interesting and different. Having six brothers and sisters, sometimes I felt like part of a batch.

  6. Wow, I'm hooked by the premise! Thanks for telling me about this great read:)

  7. With so many dystopians out there, it's nice to see one that looks fresh :)

  8. Got my copy this morning and I'm enjoying it so far. So glad I pre-ordered Remake and also have another hardcover pretty to add to my collection. Plus I'm thrilled I won Stray. Contact you in a minute. Love you David.

  9. Yesssss!!! I have a copy of this!!! I need to read ASAP!!!! :)

  10. Remake sounds so fascinating. Congrats to Ilima!

  11. I'm always in the mood for Hawaii - if someone else if paying :)

    What a fascinating world. I don't know that I would like to choose my own path though; to many mistakes. Sometimes I'd like to switch genders, but life is our experiences, and I'd rather just muddle through.

  12. Congrats to Ilima!! I'm all for living in Hawaii. I'm sure Mark has plenty of room.

  13. Hawaii sounds great. Winter is coming:( I'm always up for a good dystopian novel. Looks interesting.

  14. Yay! SO proud of Ilima and SO happy! I only wish that I could have been at her launch. I gots to get up to UT soon and get my copy signed.

  15. This book sounds really intriguing! I'll have to check it out.

    I think the world would be a different place. I'm not sure if that would be a good or a bad thing. I personally wouldn't. And I would always visit Hawaii, if it were an option (financially and otherwise).