Rebel Nation by Shaunta GrimesRebel Nation by Shaunta Grimes

Rebel Nation

byShaunta Grimes

Paperback | July 1, 2014

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Sixteen years ago, a plague wiped out nearly all of humanity. The Company’s vaccine stopped the virus’s spread, but society was irrevocably changed. Those remaining live behind impenetrable city walls, taking daily doses of virus suppressant and relying on The Company for continued protection. They don’t realize that everything they’ve been told is a lie…

Clover Donovan didn’t set out to start a revolution—quiet, autistic, and brilliant, she’s always followed the rules. But that was before they forced her into service for the Time Mariners. Before they condemned her brother to death, compelling him to flee the city to survive. Before she discovered terrifying secrets about The Company.

Clover and the Freaks, her ragtag resistance group, are doing their best to spread the rebellion and stay under The Company’s radar. But when their hideout is discovered, they are forced, once again, to run. Only this time, The Company has special plans for Clover, plans that could risk her life and stop the uprising in its tracks…
Shaunta Grimes, author of Viral Nation, has worked as a substitute teacher, a newspaper reporter, a drug court counselor, and a vintage clothing seller. No matter which direction she strays, however, she always comes back to storytelling. She lives in Reno with her family, where she writes, teaches, and perpetually studies at the Unive...
Title:Rebel NationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.24 × 5.48 × 0.8 inPublished:July 1, 2014Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0425268128

ISBN - 13:9780425268124

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Riveting Dystopian Novel "Rebel Nation" is the second book in a riveting dystopian series that began with " Viral Nation". Shaunta Grimes has set the stage sixteen years after a plague devastated most of humanity. The Company devised a vaccine that stopped the virus's spread, but quickly the populace became addicted to the suppressant. What those living within the city walls don't realize is that their protection costs lives, and that they're being controlled by the Company. In this story Clover Donovan has escaped the confines of the city with Jude Degas and several children from Foster City before Langston Bennett can force her back into service with the Time Mariners. If her plan is successful she wants to join the resistance group lead by her BROTHER, a man thought to be dead and to continue the hunt for Waverley's notes which she suspects are hidden in Washington DC. But Langston is not about to let Clover escape his clutches. With the help of the Headmaster of the Academy where Clover went to school he intends to hunt the fugitives down, destroy the resistance and utilize her ability to travel through the time portal. The plot is fast-paced and action-packed especially when Clover and Jude are being hunted by Langston's guard. As events unfold, the storyline begins to twist and turn as enemies suddenly become friends and those who are disloyal are faced with death. The heart of this story is centered on the growing rebellion as dissent spreads; the Freaks finding small pockets of resistance emerging. The main characters have begun to mature in the face of danger, becoming stronger and more resilient. Clover Donovan the highly intelligent teen with an acute memory is honest, committed, self-sacrificing and reckless. Because of her autism which is valuable to the Company's Time Mariner program, she suffers from panic attacks, her only salvation the stabilizing effect of Mango, her devoted bulldog and the calming effect of Jude Degas. Although she hates to be touched Clover desperately tries to overcome her aversion, and has finally yielded to Jude's affection which can be overpowering at times. Scarred by an abusive foster father the amiable and clever Jude has become more demanding and overly sensitive to the moods of the young woman he loves. West Donovan, Clover's brother struggles with the weight of responsibility, making reckless decisions at times. He's caring, over-protective and selfless Shattered by the death of his wife and trying to be of service to his city, James Donovan's belief in the Company has begun to crumble. He takes a courageous and momentous step that could save the life of the loyal and brave Time Mariner trainer Leanne Wood. In this storyline Langston Bennett has become even more despicable with his heartless murders and his insatiable need to capture Clover. All these characters and more add to the passion, drama and energy of this emotionally-charged story. I thoroughly enjoyed the second book in the series and can't wait to see what happens after the shocking cliff-hanger. I'd rate it 3.5 but will give a 4.0.
Date published: 2014-09-14

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Viral Nation“Shaunta Grimes delivers. Unforgettable characters and a story you’ll not want to put down.”—C.C. Hunter, New York Times bestselling author of the Shadow Falls series“Gripping…heart-wrenching and exhilarating, Viral Nation will leave you desperate for more.”—Emily McKay, author of The Farm“A unique dystopian world, a fierce and loveable main character, a group of Freaks that might change the world, written in simple and lovely prose…Once you enter Clover’s world, you won’t want to leave.”—Books, Bones & Buffy“Viral Nation is not a book you want to miss.”—The Demon Librarian“Really compelling…A unique dystopian novel.”—Feed Your Fiction Addiction