Title: The Surrendered
Author: Case Maynard
Genre: YA Dystopian
Title Series: The Surrendered Series
Publisher: Blaze Publishing
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
After a financial collapse devastates the United States, the new government imposes a tax on the nation’s most valuable resource—the children.
Surrendered at age ten—after her parents could no longer afford her exorbitant fees—Vee Delancourt has spent six hard years at the Mills, alongside her twin, Oliver. With just a year to freedom, they do what they can to stay off the Master’s radar. But when Vee discovers unspeakable things happening to the younger girls in service, she has no choice but to take a stand—a decision that lands her on the run and outside the fence for the first time since the System robbed her of her liberty.
Vee knows the Master will stop at nothing to prove he holds ultimate authority over the Surrendered. But when he makes a threat that goes beyond what even she considers possible, she accepts the aid of an unlikely group of allies. Problem is, with opposing factions gunning for the one thing that might save them all, Vee must find a way to turn oppression and desperation into hope and determination—or risk failing all the children and the brother she left behind.
The Surrendered is a stunning debut novel from author Case Maynard. This is a new and unique dystopian story which is a breath of fresh air. The writing is superb and I think this author and this book will go places. I recommend it to all lovers of this genre. 4/5 stars