Book Review: Socialpunk #1 – WIN an iPad 3 or Kindle Fire!

April 30, 2012

in Books

Brief Description: Ima would give anything to escape The Dome and learn what’s beyond its barriers, but the Chicago government has kept all its citizens on lockdown ever since the Scorched Years left most of the world a desert wasteland. When a mysterious group of hooded figures enters the city unexpectedly, Ima uncovers a plot to destroy The Dome and is given the choice between escaping to a new, dangerous city or staying behind and fighting a battle she can never win.

Having long been a lover of all things cyber related and a new steampunk convert, this book was right up my alley. I was smitten with Ima from the beginning. Her character is one that I think we can all relate to. She struggles with making life decisions, a desire to break from the mold, and love. However, instead of growing up in the way we know, Ima finds she has been living in a virtual reality.

The book takes a Matrixy turn and Ima is pulled out of the virtual reality into the "real" Chicago. She also has to be "upgraded" which means remade into a much more bionic woman. Taller. Faster. Stronger.

The book pulls you through from start to finish. It combines elements from many cyber stories we love but gives a fresh twist. I couldn't put it down. The end of the book leaves you hanging, wanting more. Good thing this is a trilogy!

If you are searching for something new to capture your heart and imagination after The Hunger Games, I would highly recommend Socialpunk.

Amazon: http://monicaleonelle.com/SocialpunkA

Barnes and Noble: http://monicaleonelle.com/SocialpunkB

The Socialpunk Trilogy by Monica Leonelle includes Socialpunk (April 2012), Socialmob (July 2012), and Socialhood (October 2012). I was provided a review copy of the book to complete the review. All opinions expressed are mine.

Monica Leonelle is a well-known digital media strategist and the author of three novels. She blogs at Prose on Fire (http://proseonfire.com) and shares her writing and social media knowledge with other bloggers and authors through her Free Writer Toolkit (http://proseonfire.com/free-writer-toolkit).

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