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The Dociles by Valerie Puri
Walls are meant to keep the monsters out…
Deep in the forest, there is a wall where no wall should be. Behind it live the people of the Commune, the last remnant of humankind.
Jennie Caraway has lived behind the wall her entire life, certain that it protects her and her brother from the lemerons, ravenous undead monsters whose only desire is to kill – and feed.
Jennie’s peaceful existence is shattered when she uncovers a secret organization whose purpose threatens to destroy not only Jennie, but her entire world. The Order has a deadly mission, and they will stop at nothing to see it completed.
Jennie and those closest to her must expose the evil truth before they are killed – or worse.
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One of my favorite genres of books to read is dystopian novels. I am a huge fan of movies, books etc that create a world where humans have to learn to survive with little to no resources at their disposal.
The Dociles exceeded my expectations. If you are a fan of the movie The Village or The Maze Runner Series you will definitely like this book. Jennie is a strong lead character that doesn’t accept anything she’s being told by the town Elders at all. She’s smart, savvy and has little fear, which as you know, is usually the downfall of any utilitarian society.
Enter Ethan, a boy that by all right’s shouldn’t exist and the truths of the Commune society start tumbling out one by one.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and am looking forward to the second book in the trilogy. Great characters, a fascinating premise and I loved the imagery. The characters come to life. Not overly descriptive, a trap a lot of authors fall into, but enough that you could definitely connect with the story.
Valerie Puri has always had a lifelong interest in all forms of artistic expression. She has tried her hand at many things, yet she always found her way back to reading and writing. With inspiration everywhere, she finally put pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboard) with the intent of publishing her stories.
Writing has always come naturally to Valerie, and for a time she even worked as a technical writer. She continues to hone her skills by having at least one writing project in the works at any given time. Her true passion lies in the freedom that comes with writing the stories that pour from her imagination and real-life inspiration.
Valerie believes that the experiences we have in life are just stories waiting to be written.