Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Forced Autonomy by Lila Felix



The United States has collapsed. Those citizens who are left are in one of two classes. One: Citizens who have undergone forced lobotomies, as mandated by the United Nations. Two: Those who fight against their tyranny. 

Petra Kingsley falls under both classes. She falls in line with the drones, pretending her procedure worked. She’s existed among their ranks, hiding in plain sight, being worked to the bone and starved almost to death. 

Lawson is a bounty hunter of sorts. His target isn’t the guilty, it’s those who are lost in the folds of a broken society. 

When he spots Petra working in the masses, he stops at nothing to help her escape. 

But he has no idea who exactly he’s helping—and who will now be hunting them both?

4.5 star review by Jen Skewes

So I am going to be honest and say that I have never read a dystopian romance before.  But I am a huge fan of Lilas and wanted to read it.  I figured if anyone could get me to read a dystopian romance it would certainly be Ms. Felix.  And she definitley did not disappoint.  I am hooked!  I loved it, could not put it down, did not want it to end and now have to patiently wait a month for the next novella in the series.

I won't go into too much detail because this is a novella and I do not want to give too much away.  The United Nations has taken over the United States forcing people to undergo lobotomies.  Petra is one of those people, all though no one knows that the lobotomy didn't really take, but she is pretending otherwise.  Lawson on the other hand is a bounty hunter, looking for people to save from the world they now live in.  He sees Petra and there is something different about her.  She isn't the normal "robot" like person that most people have now become.  He knows he must save her and get her out.

This novella basically sets the story for the rest of the series.  When Lawson takes Petra back to his camp we meet some of the people that I am sure will play important roles in this series.  People we will grow to like, some we may fall in love with, like Lawson and Petra, if you haven't already and then those that we are just not sure whether or not we can trust just yet.  Forced Autonomy has a little bit of everything; a little mystery, suspense, romance and a little bit of that witty humor that I love from Lila Felix.  While this is setting up the scene for the series, the romance may be a bit on the light side but t is still there.  We can already see the connection forming between Petra and Lawson.  And I already love the two of them together,  especially their back and forth flirty banter.  I love Lawson but that's no surprise because I fall in love with all of Lila's leading men.  Lawson felt something towards Petra that he's not used to and has an unexplainable desire to protect her.  Petra has this sense of comfortability when she is with Lawson.  But they still have so much to learn about each other, so what happens when pasts are revealed.  I cannot wait to find out all there is to know about these two characters.  

I loved Forced Autonomy and know that this is going to be a fantastic series.  Lila Felix did a fantastic job with the first novella in this series.  She leaves you wanting more, wondering what secrets will be revealed,  who can you trust, what will happen with Law and Petra.  This is a must read and honestly a nice change of pace from what I am used to reading.  Lila, you have me hooked and I cannot wait to see what you have in store for us.  

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