Dissident (Bellator Saga, #1) by Cecilia London



In a new America where almost no one can be trusted, Caroline lies unconscious in a government hospital as others decide her fate. She is a political dissident, wanted for questioning by a brutal regime that has come to power in a shockingly easy way. As she recovers from her injuries, all she has are her memories. And once she wakes up, they may not matter anymore.

Part One of a Six Part Series. Each part is a full length novel between 60,000-120,000 words and ends in a cliffhanger. For readers 18+. This saga contains adult situations, including non-gratuitous violence, explicit (consensual) sex, psychological and physical trauma, and an oftentimes dark and gritty plot (particularly in part two).

My thoughts:

To be honest I wasn’t sure if I would like this book, since I’m not a very big political person and the book has some major political themes, and both characters are in congress and so on but I really did enjoy it.

I’m not even sure how to describe the book. It is such a mix of themes that it is hard to describe. It is somewhat of a political dystopian romance thriller, would be my best way to describe it.

The book is told in two time lines, present and the past of the characters, but mainly their past at this point of the overall story.

I really enjoyed the characters both Caroline and Jack were really believable and likeable, I liked their story but also the fine underline of grieving for a lost spouse and trying to make a new life.

It was easy to read and easy to follow and had a good pace to it. The characters and the story had a realistic feel to it.

The story was nicely balanced and it was neither too much romance nor political talk that took over from the overall story.

Overall I thought it was a great book with a nice cliffhanger. But halfway through the book I figured it would be somewhere in that timeline it would end.

I rate this book 4★ and can’t wait to see how the story continues.

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*I received a free ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!


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