Saturday, February 7, 2015

[Book Review & Giveaway] Enslavement by Melinda Friesen

Enslavement (One Bright Future, #1)Enslavement 
"One world. One currency. One bright future." 

That's the promise made by OneEarth Bank after a global economic collapse--but only for those who accept the insertion of a commerce chip. 

When Rielle's parents refuse to comply, government officials tear her family apart. As punishment for her parent's crimes, Rielle is forced into a Community Service Contract--a legalized form of slavery--and sold to a wealthy, abusive banker.

The Banker's secrets hold the key to Rielle's freedom, but will she risk prison or even death to escape and search for her family?

The whole aspect of having one currency is a little scary but it can also resolve a lot of the things that cause the world to be on the edge of collapsing itself. But that is exactly what happens in Enslavement where the OneEarth Bank becomes in charge and changes the way people pay. The way this was put together is that all you have to do is to listen to OneEarth Bank and you receive commerce chip which could let you buy into the store and buy whatever you want without using credit cards or cash. 

When Rielle's family refuses to follow OneEarth Bank's rules and wants to go against them, she is forced to pay for their crimes. With so many secrets in the mansion, Rielle will need to save her family and figure out what the future holds now that she wants to stand up to the big guys.

Final thought? I thought this was definitely an interesting way to write Dystopia novel. There definitely has to be a good world building and good strategy in what the novel is actually all about. And even though I enjoyed it, I thought it was a little close to home. We do have ApplePay now which, funny enough, could be viewed as the commerce chip that people use to pay for anything. 

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