Friday, November 6, 2020

The V Girl: A Coming of Age Story

Book: The V Girl: A Coming of Age Story
Author: Mya Robarts

In post-apocalyptic North America two emerging nations are at war and sexual slavery is legal. Lila Velez desperately wants to lose her virginity before the troops visit her town and take it away by force. She makes plans to seduce her only friend. Lila does not love him, but he is the only man who has shown her true affection, an affection she is willing to take as a substitute for love.

Lila hides a secret that will bring her closer to Aleksey F├╝rst, a foreign, broody man who she distrusts because of his links to the troops and his rough, yet irresistible appearance. He offers Lila an alternative to her plans, a possibility that terrifies her…and tempts her in spite of herself.

With threats looming at every turn and no way to escape, Lila fears that falling in love will only lead to more heartache. The consequences of laying down her arms for Aleksey and welcoming hope might destroy more than her heart. They might force her to face the worst of her nightmares becoming a reality. Is love possible in a world that has forgotten what the human touch is?-Goodreads

Review: Sometimes I read a book that seemingly everyone else loves and I think "Did we read the same thing?" Don't get me wrong, I didn't hate this book, it was okay, I just wasn't blown away like most readers. I think the basic storyline was interesting and had potential, I had issue with the execution. This is post-apocalyptic North American but I had trouble imaging the actual world as it existed in this book. There was little world building. I kept getting confused between the Patriots and Nationals. Lila and Aleksey had their moments and there was a happy ending, kind of but I was just left with wanting 'more' from this. 

Grade: 2/5

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