The Rebel Within

The Rebel Within

by Lance Erlick


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After Second American Civil War, Annabelle struggles to follow her conscience under a rigid regime.

The war took her biological parents and ended in a shaky stalemate. Her adoptive mother is in the political opposition. The loss of her parents and her adoptive mother's opposition leads Annabelle to be rebellious in a society that enforces conformity.

While she tries to suppress defiant thoughts, avoid the draft, and protect her younger sister, the Federal Union has other plans for her. The government hunts men and boys as outcasts and insists she join the enforcers. She has no beef with the runaways and despises the government for taking her parents. This places her in the untenable position where following her beliefs endangers everyone she loves and cares about.

Fans of Hunger Games, Divergent, and Maze Runner are sure to enjoy this science fiction action/adventure series about a strong young woman facing extraordinary hurdles with tenacity.

What reviewers are saying:

"Readers will easily engage with this well-written tale. Annabelle is believably stubborn, yet also vulnerable and likable ... plenty of action and suspense ... A stimulating, worthwhile story of a dystopian future." - Kirkus Reviews

"If you like action, suspense, and vivid characters, look no further." - Serena Wadhwa (Windy City Reviews)

"Like Hunger Games, it's science fiction set in a bleak future, but the story transcends genre. You don't have to be a fan of science fiction to love it. Great read!" - Mike Lynch

What Amazon readers are saying:

★★★★★ "Original and exciting."

★★★★★ "Part dystopian, part romance, part thriller, part scifi and part YA. I absolutely loved this series."

★★★★★ "I truly loved the main character. She is strong, intelligent. She has a heart. She knows that her society isn't the utopia it is portrayed to be. She has an unquenched thirst for justice and determination to match."

Read entire series:

Book 1: The Rebel Within -
Book 2: The Rebel Trap -
Book 3: Rebels Divided -

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988996809
Publisher: Finlee Augare Books
Publication date: 03/25/2013
Series: Rebels , #1
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Lance Erlick likes to explore the mysteries of intriguing worlds with remarkable, often strong female guides facing and overcoming adversity as they try to change their world. He writes science fiction thrillers for young adult and adult readers. He is the author of The Rebel Within, The Rebel Trap, and Rebels Divided, three books in the Rebel series. In those stories, he explores the moral consequences of following conscience for those coming of age. He is also the author of the Regina Shen series-Regina Shen: Resilience, Regina Shen: Vigilance, and Regina Shen: Defiance. This series takes place after abrupt climate change leads to the Great Collapse and a new society under the World Federation. Lance is also the author of short stories and novelettes.

To learn more about the author and his stories visit his website at

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