September 09, 2019

#BookReview for The Dark Intercept (The Dark Intercept, #1) by Julia Keller

Synopsis: The State controls your emotions. What would you pay to feel free?

In a radiant world of endless summer, the Intercept keeps the peace.

 Violet Crowley, the sixteen-year-old daughter of New Earth’s Founding Father, has spent her life in comfort and safety. 

Her days are easy thanks to the Intercept, a crime-prevention device that monitors and provokes emotion. 

But when her long-time crush, Danny Mayhew, gets into a dangerous altercation on Old Earth, Violet launches a secret investigation to find out what he's hiding. 

An investigation that will lead her to question everything she's ever known about Danny, her father, and the power of the Intercept.

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About the Author: 
JULIA KELLER, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and former cultural critic at the Chicago Tribune, is the author of many books for adults and young readers, including A Killing in the Hills, the first book in the Bell Elkins series and winner of the Barry Award for Best First Novel, and The Dark Intercept. Keller has a Ph.D. in English literature from Ohio State and was awarded Harvard University’s Nieman Fellowship. She was born in West Virginia and lives in Ohio.

Rating: 🌟🌟
My Review: I am so sad this was on my TBR for a while now and I was so excited to finally get the chance to read it.  So when the first Quarterly challenge came from Year of Epic Reads I thought you know what this one would be perfect for the Out of the Box challenge of not overthinking your book choice.  And then I started reading it and I was like ugh. 

The world building was horrible, the book was slow, and I just didn't care about the characters at all.  In the end this one just wasn't for me at all.  

Ready for the Quarterly Challenge? Get ready to read... OUTSIDE THE BOX! Between January and March, we want to challenge you to read a book based on instinct alone. Don’t overthink it, don’t waste hours debating or doing research—just pick a book up and go. Finish that series you’ve been putting off. Go boldly where no reader has gone before. Even judge a book by its cover if you’re feeling up to it! Just dive in and get reading.

You can check out all the prompts on my painters board here 

“A dazzling, thought-provoking vision of the future that raises the question: Is safety worth the sacrifice of freedom?” ―Booklist
The Dark Intercept grabbed me from the first page and shook me until the last. A riveting and suspenseful story of love, risk, and betrayal.” ―EMMY LAYBOURNE, author of Berserker, Sweet, and the Monument 14 trilogy
“A chilling and thought-provoking look at the power of weaponized emotion.” ―MELISSA LANDERS, author of the Alienated trilogy
“Both cautionary and hopeful―a rare, literary feat.” ―GENNIFER ALBIN, New York Times bestselling author of the Crewel World trilogy
“A stormy, spine-tingling ride in which everything remembered and once felt in your life can be used against you.” ―BLUE BALLIETT, author of Chasing Vermeer
The Dark Intercept goes straight to the heart of why privacy matters in today's world. Keller has written an accessible coming-of-age adventure where the teenage protagonist comes to understand the consequences of living in a society that monitors everyone's emotions, including her own.” ―MICHAEL C. ROBINSON, Chair of the American Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee's Privacy Subcommittee
“Julia Keller writes so viscerally that she takes the readers with her into the worlds she has created. The Intercept is a fascinating springboard which she uses to explore the importance of feelings, and how they affect our lives and choices.” ―BETSY FRASER, Selector, Calgary Public Library (Alberta, Canada), and 2016 YALSA/ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Service to Young Adults Achievement Award-winner

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