“No Child of Mine” is a story of a father’s journey to save his child from a totalitarian regime, who is in order to bury the truth prepared to exterminate an entire generation.
57th Year of the true leadership of The Ordained Liberating Party; or Year 2273 by the old calendar.
“The Collapse” took millions of lives and most of the country’s farming lands, bringing the surviving population of the island to the brink of starvation.
Out of the aftermath of the chaos and anarchy, a new state had emerged, known as The Federation Britannia, run by the single and unopposed Ordained Liberating Party.
The division of the country’s orphanages for children of “the true citizens” and children of “the enemies of the state” began the clearance of the questionable element, and bloody years of the Age of Cleansing had finished the purge, leaving behind a perfectly obedient electorate that marched every year in the Liberation Day parades, praising the Party’s leadership and following the Party’s every directive.
The rule of the Party is absolute. Its tool of compliance, the State Security Unit, is feared.
Tom isn’t a frightened follower, he is a true believer. He loves the Party with all his heart. He trusts in the Party’s wisdom. The Party had raised him, rewarding his devotion and love with a lucrative engineering job, and after the approval for the Procreation licence, it also granted him a family.
But the unexpected midnight visit by the State Security to his flat, questions asked and blood samples collected, unsettles Tom more than he likes to admit, and the following day, whilst investigating the “black uniforms” interest, Tom witnesses the State Security troops, led by the familiar officer, marshalling the children from his daughter’s nursery, packing them into trucks and taking them into the unknown.
At that moment Tom is forced to make a decision: either to follow the Party directive and to surrender his child into its plenary care or to protect what he loves and run.
But there’s nowhere to run. There’s no escape from the island or from the complete control of the Ordained Liberating Party.
After 10 days did we escape the island and the control of the Ordained Liberating Party?
Review by dds_book_reviews (IG), “This book is brilliantly written…you get sucked in & can’t quite believe what you’re reading.”
Review by snowphiethebookworm (IG) “The book kicks straight into the world the author has created and brings to mind all the things that could possibly happen in our future (hopefully not!) , it is well described that you could possibly be reading the future in parts of the book .”
Review by Floral Cars, “In the end, “No Child of Mine” is an astonishing read, especially considering that this is Gibbs’ first dabble in dystopian fiction.”
Review by book_mouse2020 (IG), “The second part of the book is tense and I found myself turning pages to find out what happened next.”
Review by Me And My Books, “But within this story, there is something more sinister going on. Not immediately obvious but I knew something wasn’t right. I mean why round up children? They are the future in this story. What followed was something that I didn’t expect, but that I found completely compelling.”
Review by Jazzy Book Reviews, “Just know that this book is a bit intense. I found myself getting angry while reading this. I’m a huge fan of dystopian fiction, but it usually tends to bring out some heavy emotions. This book was no different.”
Review by Book Addict, “This book has the perfect atmosphere that creates a sense of urgency, and suspicion at all times.”
Review by Jessica Belmont, “However, this was a surprising and compelling novel that had elements I wasn’t expecting. There is a sinister atmosphere, and it was very difficult to set the book down because all I could think about was figuring out what was happening.”
Review by Books by Bindu, “I wouldn’t have cared if this book was double the size as I would have wanted to carry on reading it, I was seriously impressed with the writing and the quality of the narrative.”
Review by Herding Cats, “I read this book and was regularly holding my breath. The whole concept and narrative is intense and frightening but I couldn’t look away and just had to keep on reading.”
Review by My Bookish Bliss, “Olga Gibbs’ writing had me enthralled with each new chapter. The whole story is heartwrenching while still being realistic.”
Review by Hayley’s Book Room, “It certainly leaves you pondering throughout and makes you think just how real the world Olga Gibbs has created could actually come to fruition. It’s a story that sent chills through me after I finished reading.”
Review by Bonnie Reads And Writes, “The absolute power the government in this story has over its citizens is well portrayed. The fear that one word, thought, or even a facial expression could cause the government to end the characters lives permeates this book. The themes conveyed in this story are about fighting back against tyranny and sacrifice in the face of evil.”
Review by Rajivs Reviews ““No Child of Mine” is a brilliant dystopian high adrenaline novel that I could not put down! Oh my goodness! Where do I begin with this book? The story was just perfect from start to end for this genre.”
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Review by Donna’s Interviews, Reviews and Giveaways (FB), “This was a really gripping book, I absolutely could not put it down. My heart was pounding with the constant tension.”
Review by Sharon Beyond the Books, “This is a very powerful, thought-provoking and emotional book. Made all the more powerful due to the excellent world-building.”
Review by The Strawberry Post, “The story will definitely make you think about the world today and how it could become the world in this story if people simply ignore or accept certain things that are going on.”
Review by prdg reads, “This was fast paced and the twists and turns just kept coming! – I didn’t know what to expect from this story but I’m glad I gave it a chance!”
Review by twilight_reader (IG), “I really enjoyed the suspense built into this and seeing the characters views change. This is a fab read.”
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And that is well and truly a wrap!
Thank you ever so much to everyone who has taken part in the tour!
Until the next adventure xxx