Review: The First Principle
Author: Marissa Shrock
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Christian, Futuristic
Short Book Description:
In the not-too-distant future, the United Regions of America has formed. Governors hold territories instead of states, and while Washington, DC, is gone, the government has more control than ever before. For fifteen-year-old Vivica Wilkins, the daughter of a governor, this is life as usual. High school seems pretty much the same–until one day, that controlling power steps right through the door during study hall.
When Vivica speaks out to defend her pregnant friend against the harsh treatment of Population Management Officer Marina Ward, she has no idea she’s sowing the seeds of a revolution in her own life. But it isn’t long before she discovers her own illegal pregnancy. Now she has to decide whether to get the mandatory abortion–or follow her heart, try to keep the baby, and possibly ruin her mother’s chances at becoming president.
A rebel group called the Emancipation Warriors, who are fighting to restore freedoms once held unalienable, offer her asylum. Can Vivica trust these rebels to help her or will they bring everything crashing down around her? Accepting their help may come with consequences she isn’t ready to face.
Marissa Shrock’s debut novel crafts a chilling story of what may be to come if we allow the economic and moral crises currently facing our country to change the foundations on which we built our independence–and of the difference one person can make when they choose to trust God’s lead.
This has got to be my new favorite futuristic novel. I have actually never read a futuristic novel that is Biblically based. The Christian values and beliefs that were intertwined throughout the book were something that I really enjoyed.
This book really touched on what could happen to Christians around the world when the end times come to pass. It really made me think about if I was ready for end times and if I would be willing and strong enough to stand for what I believe in.
The only thing I really didn’t like about the book was the ending. It gets stopped at quite the cliff hanger. I’m hoping like crazy that there will be a sequel coming out. The way this book had me hooked has me looking forward to more books that Marissa Shrock will publish.
Very touching and heartfelt, I would recommend this book to anyone.
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