Sunday, October 2, 2016

{LivTheBookClub} October 2016 Book of the Month Announcement

Hey, guys!

I'm a bit behind when it comes to announcing the newest book of the month and participating in the previous discussions for Furthermore. School has been kicking my butt. Sorry, guys! Anyway, I can't promise that I'll be keeping up with discussions and events for the book club, but I definitely will try. This month we will be reading and discussing 

The First Principle by Marissa Shrock



In the not-too-distant future, the United Regions of America has formed. Governors hold territories instead of states, and while Washington, DC, is gone, the government has more control than ever before. For fifteen-year-old Vivica Wilkins, the daughter of a governor, this is life as usual. High school seems pretty much the same--until one day, that controlling power steps right through the door during study hall.

When Vivica speaks out to defend her pregnant friend against the harsh treatment of Population Management Officer Marina Ward, she has no idea she's sowing the seeds of a revolution in her own life. But it isn't long before she discovers her own illegal pregnancy. Now she has to decide whether to get the mandatory abortion--or follow her heart, try to keep the baby, and possibly ruin her mother's chances at becoming president.

A rebel group called the Emancipation Warriors, who are fighting to restore freedoms once held unalienable, offer her asylum. Can Vivica trust these rebels to help her or will they bring everything crashing down around her? Accepting their help may come with consequences she isn't ready to face.

Marissa Shrock's debut novel crafts a chilling story of what may be to come if we allow the economic and moral crises currently facing our country to change the foundations on which we built our independence--and of the difference one person can make when they choose to trust God's lead.


Goodreads Average Rating: 4.27 stars
Page Count: 240
Date Published: December 20, 2014
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Genres: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Christian Fiction, Suspense, YA

We're really excited to read this book and hopefully the discussions get started. Don't forget to participate in the discussions on Goodreads. We will answer the questions asked during the discussions and we will mention the different points that y'all make during the discussions during the live shows. 

The September Live Show's date is still undetermined, but we will announce the date as soon as we can on Twitter, Goodreads, and our personal twitters. 

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