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The Surrendered
     

The Surrendered

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by Case Maynard
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780997010473
Publisher:
Blaze Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
09/20/2016
Pages:
266
Sales rank:
542,682
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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Meet the Author

With over 20 years’ experience in the legal and medical fields, Case Maynard decided to trade in her briefs and reports to write the stories that have been floating around in her head since childhood. She lives with her two teenagers and husband in South Georgia, while maintaining a long-distance liaison with her oldest daughter and partner in crime in Alaska. When not writing, she enjoys reading as often as possible, binge watching anything good on Netflix, and all things NCAA football (Go Noles!). You can learn more about Case and her stories on her website.

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The Surrendered 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
TheStarvingBookworm More than 1 year ago
I was given a copy of The Surrendered by Case Maynard in exchange for an honest review. I read through it in about half a day, it is a very quick read with about 233 pages. It is a dystopian book. It is hands down one of the best dystopian books I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. There are so many twists and turns and the plot is entirely unique and never been done before. Both the hero and heroine are extremely likable. There are so many books where the hero is controlling and the heroine is weak or starts off extremely weak, this isn’t one of those books. The characters are strong and likable from the beginning. The author gives you very good reason to hate the villains. I definitely hated the leader of the Southies more than the master of the mills I think. There is nonstop action with a touch of romance. Vera, the main female character is so smart and Cason, the main male character, is fearless and an absolute dream. I give this book 5 stars hands down! I cannot wait to see more from Case Maynard!
xorubituesdays More than 1 year ago
I have been on a serious contemporary binge for the last couple of months, so throwing in a dystopian, and a great one at that, was extremely refreshing! I kept picking up the book right before bedtime so it took me about 4 days to get just 10% in. Yesterday, I finally got some free time and I devoured the remaining 90% of the story! Our main character, Vee, is a fireball and that caused for zero downtime. The Surrendered was action packed from start to finish and Case Maynard really did a great job at moving the story along. I'll have to be honest, I didn't go into this 340 page dystopian standalone expecting a whole lot. At most, I thought there may be a hitch or two in the plan to survive outside of the fence and that would be all. Boy was I wrong. Maynard made every single page count! She wasted no time on random story lines meant to only fluff up the book. Every thing you read was something that would come to play at some point or another. To say I was impressed with the way it all wrapped up in the end is an understatement! I think the author did a great job at explaining the world the characters are now living in. There were different jobs and titles and it was fairly easy to understand how the system worked. What I do think could've been done better is the description of the world itself. At times, it was hard to visualize the actual setting and I wouldn't be able to draw a map of the town/city or what was located where. I would usually be peeved by this, but what lacked in world building was definitely made up for with the thought that went into each of the characters. The Surrendered really made me feel. No joke: I was up at 3:30am crying, shocked, and feeling like my entire heart had been crushed into a million pieces. When Vee was hurt, I felt the pain. When she was loved, I felt the tug on my heart. When she was betrayed, I felt the betrayal! Major kudos to Case Maynard for taking risks that many other first time authors wouldn't have! If you are looking for a quick dystopian that packs a punch, look no further and pick this one up today! *Huge thanks to Blaze Publishing and Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange of an honest review!*
VoluptuousBDiva More than 1 year ago
This was a well written and fast paced story that grips you and keeps you wanting to continue reading this book. The world building was outstanding and the characters were beautiful and heartbreaking. It is full of unexpected twists and turns and I went through a range of emotions while reading this book. I felt anger towards the parents that kept having children knowing they couldn't afford the tax and then I would feel guilt for thinking that way because maybe they thought they'd be able to afford the tax. I felt sadness and heartache for the children as they are the ones that suffer the consequences of the imposed tax. They didn't ask to be brought into this world. This author is indeed creatively gifted and I highly recommend this book to one and all. {I received an eARC via the publisher. I made no guarantee of a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are unbiased and my own.}