Monday, June 10, 2013

Review: The Registry by Shannon Stoker


The Registry
The Registry by Shannon Stoker
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.
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Publishes in US: June 11th 2013 by William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre: dystopia
Source: William Morrow via Edelweiss
Series? Yes. The first.

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     I couldn't stop reading the Registry while Mia is rising above the oppression of women, and her travelign companion Andrew is making the of himself where boys are forced into military service, and love isn't a factor in marriage. 
    The Registry started with a bang and automatically got me on Mia's side as well as her sister Corrina's side. I was wondering what her sister could tell her that would break her away from a promising (in this world's context) future, and it was def a good reason. 
   I read this book because it was on edelweiss and I liked the sound of it. I would have picked it up even without the review copy though, and I would have been glad because I like the characters, the story line, and even though the world is not one I would want to live in, the world building is great, and I can feel what these kids are going through. 
   I connected with Mia, I liked her way of thinking and related with the way she thought about herself and in some ways, the world. I also liked that we got Andrew's point of view. It is in third person, but it didn't bother me, I thought it flowed well, and it made it 
    Mr. Madsen is the perfect villain, I wanted to smack him frequently. I can't wait until the next book where I find out exactly how he will completely get his. 
    While I liked some aspects of the world building I didn't quite like the way that she asked the same questions and got so many different answers, because I was just confused. I understand the intent that history is made by the conquerors and the new america is forcing their version of everything, and Mia doesn't buy it, so she tries to get a better picture.
     I liked the secondary characters a lot, the people they met along the way that helped them, and I wanted more time with each set of them. 
    There is a love triangle, and I wish there wasn't because it was going great the way it was. The romantic suspense and the forbidden love had enough going for it. The ending also left me wanting. I know that it seems like an okay spot to end, but I will be continuing to find out what happens next. 

Bottom Line: Couldn't look away from Mia and this dark world.

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My question to you, my lovely readers:
Would you try to run or stay for the auction?
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41 comments:

  1. Despite the little annoyances, I am happy you liked this one. I am seeing mixed reviews so far.

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    1. I did enjoy and recommend if the synopsis appeals

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  2. Hearing lots of good and some not so good things about this one, thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  3. I've not heard of this one before, but Mia sounds pretty interesting and so does the world itself. Great review!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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  4. I think I'd be more interested in this if I hadn't read so many other books with similar elements. Timing is everything, I guess ;)

    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

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  5. The Registry sounds interesting! I don't know how I've never heard of it until now. I think I'd enjoy this too, but the repetition and love triangle would grate on my nerves quite a bit. The characters sound really nicely done, though. Great review, Brandi! Thanks for putting this one on my radar.

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  6. This sounds really good Brandi, and I hadn't heard of it before. It's a pity about the love triangle though. Great review hun :)

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  7. I'm glad you enjoyed this one! Unfortunately, I DNFed it, too annoyed by the love triangle and implausible worldbuilding to even think about finishing it.
    Great review, Brandi!

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  8. This sounds like an interesting read. (: I think I'll maybe give it a chance-- I love it when characters are well-developed and the story is interesting. The only thing that might hold me back is the love triangle, LOL. Awesome review!! :D

    Um, strangely I think I might stay for the auction and run afterwards if it all possible.

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    1. Not weird at all, I think I would see who the husband would be

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  9. Ugh, love triangles :( Not a fan. But the book does sound like a good read! Might have to check it out!

    Great review!

    Magen Corrie

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    1. It is kinda hot, I just didn't understand why it had to be there

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  10. You are the first one to write a positive review on this book. Everyone else seems to be very disappointed with it. I loved the synopsis but I am not sure if I am goign to read it or not, I just don't know.....

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    1. I guess I am the odd person out. Given, I had my issues, but there were things I liked too

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  11. I haven't heard of The Registry but I'm very curious to know more about the world, especially why Mia left. I can totally see this as an addicting read. Lovely review, Brandi!

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    1. The first second you meet her husband to be, you would understand why she wanted to run

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  12. I was really interested in this book but then I started seeing some not so good reviews for it. I'm really glad you liked it :) Great review.

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  13. I think the many answers would bother me. I can see that interfering with me loving the world here. Still, it does sound entertaining. Might have to look at this one closer.

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  14. it's always so interesting to have a good villain in a story like that. Sounds interesting, I didn't know this one.

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  15. Great review and I am glad you enjoyed this more than I did. Totally agree about the villain in this one..makes me shiver just thinking about him. This wan't NA though, didn't you feel it read more like a YA?

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    1. I couldn't decide, so I didn't label one way or another.

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  16. Glad you enjoyed it - I was hesitant to read it after reading the mixed reviews but Mia seems like a wonderful character. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. This is on my wishlist, and after seeing some not so good reviews for it, I was beginning rethink it. From the sounds of your review, it does sound like a book that I would like. Great review.


    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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  18. I saw this on Edelweiss and was wondering about it. It looks good! The plot is certainly intriguing.


    Kate @ Ex Libris

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  19. I love books that grab on to you from the beginning and don't let go! I think I will give this one a shot!

    Alise @ Readers In Wonderland

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  20. The Registry seems to have really hit the spot for you. It's great that you enjoyed it so much, despite the triangle. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. This does sound interesting and I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Sounds intriguing! I'm glad this one hooked you right away. I'm curious to know what her sister tells her now too.

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  23. This sounds pretty cool, despite the love triangle. I like the premise, and I think I'd love reading about MIa too. Glad you enjoyed it! Personally, I'd totally run! :-)

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  24. There's so much dystopian fiction out there nowadays, I'm always worried about the quality. This one sounds like it passed muster for you though, so I'll sling it onto my to read pile!

    Sarah

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  25. Glad you liked it, Brandi! I only read like, the first 50% of this before I gave up. Everything was just ridiculous to me, and the characters were really bleh. Haha! I don't think I'll come back to this, but I'm really happy you liked it :) I guess it just wasn't for me!

    Faye @ The Social Potato Reviews

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  26. I'm glad you like this one! I've only seen one other review for this one so I'm going to have to keep looking, but I'm not sold on it yet. Don't you just hate when a love triangle pops up and ruins a good thing?

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  27. This sounded promising until I read: love triangle. I'm sick to death of them, but I'm glad to see you enjoyed this, Brandi. Great review. :)

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  28. I'm not sure about this one. I really wanted to read it because I love the cover, the simple title, and the premise, but most of the reviews I have read have been not so good. I guess I'll just give it some time and then make a decision. Great review though!

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