2044. Willow Jane Carlyle has the perfect apartment, a job that defines her, and she's miserable. When a chance encounter with a handsome stranger throws her regulation life into chaos, Willow must redefine herself. With the help of her first real friend, Willow begins asking questions about her personal history and the origins of the virus that has stripped her of the successes that defined her. Her questions lead her to the underbelly of the New Republic of America. What she finds there will shake the Republic to its core.
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The Camellia Resistance I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. No other consideration was offered, expected or received. To be honest, I really wasn't sure about this book when I first started it. It began with a woman who had met a man at a conference and was, within a few hours, in bed with him. It had been a few days and she was "in love," remembering how they first met, and everything was sort of all over the place, a mash up of memories and real life (at least that's how I interpreted it). BUT … within a few pages I was hooked and couldn't put it down. IT went from "eh" to really impressive and I enjoyed the story – riveted. Every page was interesting and it really made you think, especially since the idea behind it all would make a conspiracy theorist smile big. I can't wait to read the rest of this series.
Review: CAMELLIA RESISTANCE First of a series, CAMELLIA RESISTANCE takes a different turn to reach an ugly dystopian society. In this case, the fulcrum is Health: no not plagues which decimates the global population; nor a pandemic which first kills, then revives as zombies. This is a more finely-tuned sociopolitical alteration; not the broadly.drawn disaster of nuclear holocaust or plagues. This dystopianism is very plausible; just hark back to the initial onslaught of AIDS in the U.S.: remember the paranoia, the unfounded ugly assertions, the virulent hate--and you will know that a society founded on "Health" could very well become a dystopia in which the contagious ill are ostracized, made pariah, considered enemies of the state. Here you have it.