Saturday, August 12, 2017

Review for This Body Won't Break by Lea McKee - 5 out of 5!


The truth doesn’t always set you free.

Orphaned as a child, Joanna has lived her entire life in the care of the New Terra Alliance. On the verge of turning eighteen, Joanna eagerly awaits her release into what remains of society.

It was a beautiful lie.

Joanna was never meant to leave. She is part of the August Harvest, slated to die before the month’s end. With a rogue soldier’s promise to find her a way out, Joanna dares to hope. But if the NTA finds out what she knows, it won’t only be her own life at stake, but the life of the handsome soldier who has vowed to set her free.

Fans of Divergent, The Darkest Minds, and The Handmaid’s Tale will love this dystopian story of twisted secrets, romance, and page-turning suspense.


This Body Won't Break is great! I don't normally read books that come in parts, but I loved the premise and I can't pass up a dystopian, so I wanted to give this a go, and I'm glad I did because I loved the mystery and suspense for this story. This book was a great start to what I feel will continue to be an interesting story, and although I've read plenty of dystopian books, I felt this book is unique enough to stand on its own. Joanna is naïve, but I see her becoming a stronger character as the story progresses. Joanna's eyes have been closed to the deception in the government, but she's in for a rude awakening when she can't continue to ignore the signs. I'm liking the people that are entering Joanna's life, and I love the story between Joanna and Knox, and the connection between the two. Some of the characters do make some odd choices; Joanna included, so that felt a bit weird, but these teenagers have grown up in an oppressive environment, so they are all naïve to many things. This story has a lot of interesting directions it could go, and I'm really excited to see where Lea McKee takes the story!

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