Erform an ongoing risk assessment on the citizen in uestion to determine the likelihood of dissidents The thing was I didn t consider myself dissident cMy mother overflowing with maternal instinct had been willing to kill me right then and there Excise the excess so to speak Scipio however ordained that I would live For a time my parents had thought that made me special A chosen child destined to lead the Knights into a glorious new era c Oh yeah so unusual that the child on the receiving end of this treatment might turn out a tad disgruntled Watch him carefully Gerome said coming to my levelI glanced at Dalton He definitely didn t strike me as the criminal sort but then again I was a four According to Scipio I was pretty rife with dissident urges of my own cWas this really all there was to life Rules and grappling with your own brain out of the terror of ever even for a moment thinking something bad cIt was interesting how they only ever made promises when they were promising to do something they wanted anyway cThe only thing I could settle on was to pray that Scipio found some shred of mercy for me tonight Or developed a sense of humor Possibly even grew a soul or two c I m ust not uite sure how to do that Well you have to follow the Water Ways my child cOf course I needed an escort I was a dangerous element I couldn t even learn in peace cI knew that if she were a Cog she d be a ten in no time flat c You must feel very blessed he said after a moment Could they see the stars Were there clouds that formed in the sky like they formed in the greeneries when the heat from outside caused the water to evaporate the water in the air growing thicker and thicker until it burst into a gentle rain Did they have grass What did it feel like What did it smell like What did it taste like c Don t worry I m not going to tell the Knights Jasper said his voice resplendent with irritation Believe me I ve noticed all sorts of problems in this system since being activated and the doctors I am supposed to be assisting don t seem to care about the suicide rate or their own inability to keep some individuals numbers consistently high for extended periods of time He stopped suddenly and I looked around wondering if he d maybe gone offline I guess I m ust saying that I was designed to save lives not aid in murder I ll help you. The perfect ten on his wrist sets her on a trail to save herself even at the risk of dropping lowerStalking the young man seemed like a simple enough task but after events take an unexpected twist Liana finds herself taking a treacherous dive into the darkest depths of the Tower and the decades' old secrets buried withinIn a society where free thinking can make you a criminal one girl dares to tryAn unforgettable tale brimming with suspense mystery and romance The Girl Who Dared to Think will thrill fans of The Gender Game Divergent The Hunger Gam.
WowI knew I would love this book The idea is ust so uniueThe Tower a saviour and a prison People s minds are monitored and their lives are defined by a score out of ten on their wrist Negative thoughts about the Tower brings down the scoreFor Liana Castelle life has been difficult With parents who serve the Tower as Knights and their perfect scores of tens on their wrists Liana is a disappointment with her score of a four Rebellious thoughts come too easily to her she doesn t respect the Tower and has a natural feisty spirit that could get her into trouble Then her worst nightmare becomes true and she drops down to a three This is the level where people must have appointments at the Medica and receive drug treatment to help with their loyalty to the TowerThis all changes when she is sent by the Tower s controlling AI Scipio to track down a number one who has escaped A thrilling chase with a young man only reveals one thing when he is captures his wrist reveals the number nineThis leads Liana to uestion everything as how can a person s rank change that uickly view spoilerIt later turns out that they have developed a drug to cheat the system called Paragon and that the AI Scipio is actually weak and corrupted hide spoiler This book was pretty good I really liked the main characters and the plot I thought the world and all the systems were really well developed but everything was really similar to a lot of other books I ve read and it was really easy to predict what was going to happen This book started off slow but after a couple of chapters got so much better Liana is in a world where you are scored from 1 10 10 being the best and 1 being the absolute worst Liana is a 4 and has trouble climbing up the ladder but like all teenagers rebellion comes so easily When she becomes a 3 which is devastating for her she has to figure a way to keep it a secret and to make her score get higher and uick If I was in the world I doubt I d live for very long because I love to think and uestion about everything and in a society that frowns upon that would be really hard I got mad I was reading and I got mad And I almost put the book down Buta good dystopian should make you feel uncomfortable In these times when we are starting to understand depression and mental illness as actually legit illnesses and not weak spirits. How do you fight an enemy when they're inside your mind A gargantuan glass walled tower looms over a deadly wilderness They say it's all that's left The Tower's survival is humanity's survival and each must serve it faithfullyTwenty year old Liana Castell must be careful what she thinks Her life is defined by the number on her wristband a rating out of ten awarded based on her usefulness and loyalty to the Tower and monitored by a device in her skull A device that reports forbidden thoughtsLiana is currently a four the lowest possible acceptable sc.
Or whateverit was so frustrating But so believable I m glad I hung in there and finished the story I am curious to see where the series goes from hereI have an idea A serial novel butGREATI ve been ranting lately about finding way too many books that are really long winded chapter one thru of one book This one Worth it I was initially intrigued by the title then learned of the Tower and its occupants Since the first serial novel I d read was Wool its been hard to find any that came close to it Now This woman is da bomb as my kids used to say Fabulous writing Scenes are completely believable characters filled out so well it s as if you know them and there s heaps of drama action mystery and romance Heading to book two now With excited anticipation Thanks BELLA Great read I am 60 but the best science fiction out today They say it s for Young Adult readers so maybe I m young at heart Wasn t as bad as I thought it would be I kinda want to see what happens next Actual review to come Realized that I amdefinitely not a young adult fiction person This was pretty good especially considering how much I hated A Shade of Vampire I actually look forward to finding out what happens next in book 2 I was going to give 2 stars or maybe 3 but then without warning I was on the last page and facing a big surprise Complete cliffhanger I Do Not Like Cliffhangers Besides the book clearly favors some rather annoying antipsychiatry views See uotes Also disclaimer I have never met the author much less examined her so I m not claiming to make a diagnosis but I am uite suspicious that the author unknowingly sees the world from a Briuet s ish borderline ish viewpoint See uotes A very good dystopian world 45 starsTheGirlWhoDaredtoThink Once we had dreamed of flying Now we didn t seem to dream at all cWe grew restless We waged war We won and we lost and we brought the earth to its flaming knees The sun tore open our irradiated weakened atmosphere and life dwindled to ash cThe Core was the heart of the Tower and the heart of Scipio Our benevolent computer overlord cAlex had explained that the number was a representation of the concentration of positive versus negative thoughts in your brain The net couldn t exactly read direct thoughts but it read the feelings associated with them and through some sort of complex algorithm could Ore and despite her parents' perfect scores of ten she struggles to increase it Rebellious ideas come all too easily and resentfulness seems part of her being She is an overseer in training but her future will be dark if she cannot raise her worthThrees reuire drug treatmentTwos are isolatedOnes disappearWhen Liana's worst nightmare comes to pass and she drops to a three desperation spurs her down a path few dare to tread A chance encounter with a cocky young man whose shockingly dissident attitude toward the Tower couldn't possibly have earned him.
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