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Lissa's Review: The Liars: The PostPlague Trilogy by D.L. Eagan


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Publisher: D. L. Eagan

Released: September 1, 2015

Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction

Length: 247 pages

Format: ebook , paperback

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Synopsis

Freedom is the first lie. . . 274 years have passed since hatred, greed and corruption created the plagues that took down civilization. Out of the chaos comes a new religion, Reyism, and an ideal government, the Temple. The Temple generously provides all citizens with daily injections of life-saving serum, and an ideal test to assign them to their ideal jobs. They have achieved utopia, or so the Prophet preaches. It’s a lie. Neri Symmes’ survival depends upon lies. She must lie to stay alive. She must lie to keep her sanity, because anyone who challenges the benevolence of the Temple, or her husband, the Prophet, risks savage punishment and execution. Then Neri discovers that two friends, one of them an old flame, are embroiled in a desperate scheme against the Temple. Joining them might mean true freedom, but it also means deceiving her sadistic husband, who has all the power--and all the serum--on his side.

Four Boundless Stars

This is a world that likes its control. It is ran by the prophet who is an evil bastard. I seriously just hate him. Neri aka The High Priestess is his wife. She has spent most of her life as a liar to make it to where she is. The world was full of plagues, different sects were created and tests were made to determine where it is you should go (I know it sounds a little similar to other dystopian stories)

There comes an opportunity, for her to help a group of people who are tired of the control, the deaths, the surveillance, and want to live! But with that Neri is risking her life. The prophet is a brutal man and loves that he can instill fear. Especially, with Neri who he's done a million times over.

I felt a lot of anxiety reading this, in certain parts. It will get your blood pumping and wondering what's going to happen. There's so much to lose but with the right information it can set them free.

It did seem a little slow at the beginning but I understand it's the build up that's needed. At the end I did enjoy this and I feel it's a good start to a dystopian series.


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