Title: Monarchy (The Monarchy Trilogy Book One)
Author: Laura Pritchard
In the times after the reformation, the leaders of the new world have created the perfect society. There is no exaggerated wealth or famishing poverty. There is no starvation or crime or disease. The citizens of the sectors are secure and well nourished, forever protected by the life the Monarchy have so gracefully afforded.
No one mentions the things that are lacking. Constance thinks about it often.
At the age of sixteen, Constance is snatched from her family in a twisted ceremony called ‘Removal.’ Forced to reside in the Citadel, the fortress of the Monarchy, she faces a brutal induction to evolve into a soldier of the Brigade; sworn peace keepers of the sectors. While she grapples with the feeling of revolution that rage in her mind, Constance is trained by Calloway, the guard with an elusive past who shadows her every move.
Remaining peaceful, however, is the last thing on the minds of the inhabitants of sector six. Uprisings and rebellions are common place with her own kinsfolk being injured and killed as a consequence. When the time comes, Constance must decide which side she will choose in a battle that will determine her future. It is a choice that she should never have to face; weighing her own life against the lives of those that she loves.
Monarchy is the first book of the Monarchy trilogy focusing on a dystopian society broken down into sectors in a similar way to The Hunger Games. Constance isn’t happy with the Monarchy, the rulers of her society, but she’s content living her life in sector six with her brother and father. That is until one day she is chosen to become a member of the Brigade. Following strength she didn’t know she had, she bands together the other kids chosen from other sectors and becomes the one they depend on.
This book not only focuses on the breakdown of a “perfect” society, but it pushes the characters into facing situations that make them question everything they think they know. How far will they go in order to survive? Will they be broken or will they preserve? Recommended for all fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games!