Book: The Registry
Release date: June 11, 2013
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Source: Dollar Store
The Registry saved the country from collapse. But stability has come at a price. In this patriotic new America, girls are raised to be brides, sold at auction to the highest bidder. Boys are raised to be soldiers, trained by the state to fight to their death.
Nearly eighteen, beautiful Mia Morrissey excitedly awaits the beginning of her auction year. But a warning from her married older sister raises dangerous thoughts. Now, instead of going up on the block, Mia is going to escape to Mexico—and the promise of freedom.
All Mia wants is to control her own destiny—a brave and daring choice that will transform her into an enemy of the state, pursued by powerful government agents, ruthless bounty hunters, and a cunning man determined to own her . . . a man who will stop at nothing to get her back.
Let me begin with the concept of this book. It was so intriguing, and unlike other dystopian set books in the past. It also didn’t just revolve around the society being very different than what we have now, but it had adventure, and kept you wanting to know more on what’s to come. The writing was very neat and easy to read. I might have liked it to be a little more intricate, but the way it was worked in favor of the story line. The main character Mia, is probably one of the most hard driven female characters I have seen in a book, and I was glad to see her taking a stand for what she believes in. Of course there are parts in which I’m unsure of how her motives are affecting other people, but nonetheless, she is quite likable. Her friend on the other hand is a little blind sided on the fact that she believes in the society she lives, and has opposing views to Mia, but they are still friends. The best part of the book is definitely the chase, because the man Mia is running away from is a little psycho, but he’s such a well developed character, that even though he is the antagonist, he’s very interesting to read about. The chapters of the books always start with a citation of The Registry Guide for Girls or Boys, depending whose point of view you are going to hear from. The different POVs include Mia, Andrew, and Grant. I tend to get confused when there is too many POVs in a book, but in this one, one POV switched to the next in such fluidity that there was never a moment I was confused, or didn’t know what was happening, which benefited my reading experience. Overall, an amazing first book of a series. I do plan on buying the next two books, and I’ll probably be doing reviews for them as well. If you are looking for a good dystopian action/adventure/romance packed book, definitely check this one out!