You are here because the Citizens put you here to serve them and because the Regents choose to control your lives.
In the not-so-distant future, workers are forcibly drafted into their fields. With all their choices made for them, the workers must do what they're told or face severe consequences. When Labor chooses Silas, the tyrannical Labor Regent is determined to make him a public example of her complete control. He is humiliated, manipulated, and isolated during his first week under the Shield, and the people who show him kindness only help him because they have ulterior motives.
But the Regent is not the only one pulling Silas's strings. The mysterious Gideon wants to mold him into a hero, a champion of the oppressed people. And a strange girl seems to be guiding him to find out more about the Citizens they serve. Through it all, no one bothers to ask Silas what he wants to do. Because, after all, he doesn't have any rights. He doesn't really exist.
Wade through twisted government conspiracies and deeply buried secrets alongside Silas as he learns to choose for himself—and discovers the cost of freedom.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wow! That was seriously intense. I love dystopians anyway but this was different. I love that its a male protagonist and I could barely catch my breath the action moved so fast. I'm bummed I've got to wait for book 2 to come out. Hurry up!
NOTHING NAMED SILAS by Steve Westover is an interesting and thought-provoking YA Fantasy set in a Dystopian type world. Filled with government conspiracies, secrets,destiny,oppressed people,slavery,labor camps and coming out of the fog to find yourself. First there is,Silas(Nothing Named) has been breed to command,he is humiliated, manipulated, and isolated. Then you have Gideon,the Labor Regent and many others, if they show him any kindness, they have their own reasons for doing so. What a complicated and complex story with many twists and turns. Sometimes you get a little dizzy from just reading this story. If you enjoy complications,complex stories, and fantasy than you will enjoy "Nothing Named Silas". I would suggest this title for a more mature YA group, those over 16 at least due to the content of humiliation,and degradation. Be warned "Nothing Named Silas" is not for the faint of heart,I think,some may feel different. Very complex and though provoking. An enjoyable read! Received for an honest review from the publisher and/or author. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: Hot due to humiliation & degradation REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
I loved it! Fast, exciting and the twist at the end still has me thinking.