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by Jessica Frances
Genre: New Adult Dystopian
Source: Copy for review
I was raised in a world where humans no longer rule.
In the past, we made a terrible mistake by creating a new species we thought would serve us as our army, which led to our downfall.
There was a war, we lost, and many lives were massacred. It was the end of life as we knew it and the beginning of a hell we were now trapped in. We became enslaved to what we now called Superiors, becoming pets to them, simply there to entertain.
In a world so miserable, I managed to do the unthinkable: I fell in love. But even that was doomed, because to love a Superior was forbidden.
What the rest of the Superiors didn’t know was how deeply a human could love or how resilient we became when we were hurt.
The Superiors never could have imagined an uprising, which was why they never saw it coming.
Humans deserved to be free, and I would stop at nothing to deliver that promise.
My name is Tilly, and I am still alive with one sole purpose: to begin a revolution.
I had been raised to believe humans were worthless. We owned them and controlled them, and when we were done with them, we threw them away. Therefore, I never thought I would ever feel more for Tilly than disinterest. I never expected to want to save her.
It was forbidden for a Superior to love a human. No one had ever crossed that line, but I did. I fell madly in love with her, so it was no surprise how we ended up.
I was raised to be a soldier, and that was what I was always going to be. However, I was not a soldier for the Superiors, not anymore.
I became a soldier for humans, and I would stop at nothing to help them. They deserved to be free, and I would die protecting them.
My name is Johnny, and I am here with one sole purpose: to finish a revolution.
Revolution is an enthralling read with a horrifying concept - what if humans became enslaved by the very beings they created? That's exactly what happens when those beings called Superiors, take over and keep humans as "pets" for social status, or humans are put to work in jobs that Superiors feel they're too good for. They're treated as garbage and looked down upon as an inferior species. Some humans are forced to fight each other to the death or become "baby-making machines."
Tilly is a human kept as a pet by a rich and influential family. The daughter of the family, Charlotte, becomes endeared with Tilly, and the son of the family, Johnny, falls in love with her, which is completely forbidden.
The story is told in alternating POV between Tilly and Johnny and alternating time between present and past. I liked the way Revolution was told, and Tilly made me anxious to find out what happens next. I really liked her character as well as Charlotte and Johnny. There's a typical direction this kind of story could have taken, but I'm so glad the author chose her own way.
Revolution is one of the most engaging and interesting dystopians I've read in a while, and I'm looking forward to more from this author.