The topic of this novel was of particular interest to me and thus I eagerly downloaded the free ebook. While it would not have affected my choice to read this book, it wasn’t until the “About the Author” section that the author confirms this is not a complete story but rather continues in a sequel; this is pretty obvious to the reader as the pages near an end without an end of the story in sight.
While the story held my interest because of the topic, there were major problems with the presentation that distracted the reader from what otherwise would have been an engaging story involving current issues. The novel grabs the reader’s attention from the start but then quickly drops the “showing” aspect and replaces it with “telling” - while possibly an attempt to educate the reader and move the story faster, it fails by pulling the reader out of the story with a lecture. The novel does pick up half way through when more “showing” and less “telling” occurs. However, throughout the novel there are grammar/punctuation errors and inconsistent time jumps with converging characters which make a poorer reading experience.
Despite the novel’s problems if the current situation regarding religious rights concerns you, this novel is well worth the time and effort.
(review of free book)