Book Review: Socialpunk (Socialpunk #1) by Monica Leonelle


Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Spaulding House; First edition (March 27, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0984234861
ISBN-13: 978-0984234868
Socialpunk (Socialpunk #1)

Book Blurb:


Ima would give anything to escape The Dome and learn what’s beyond its barriers, but the Chicago government has kept all its citizens on lockdown ever since the Scorched Years left most of the world a desert wasteland. 

When a mysterious group of hooded figures enters the city unexpectedly, Ima uncovers a plot to destroy The Dome and is given the choice between escaping to a new, dangerous city or staying behind and fighting a battle she can never win.
My Thoughts:


Socialpunk is the first work of Ms. Monica Leonelle I've ever read and I must say that I had a very nice time reading this. Socialpunk is a book that is full of excitement and futuristic ideas that is pretty much surprising.

The plot of the book was very unique. I must admit that I'm not good with Sci-fi Futuristic fictions. I rarely enjoy them because usually, the futuristic and scientific terms dominate the whole book which just confuses me. Ms. Monica Leonelle balanced it all out. You can take courses online for writing if you would like to learn how to write like this too. Although, I was confused at first but the author wrote this book in a way that most of us would definitely understand.

I love the whole mystery of the world Ms. Monica Leonelle created. I could see it clearly inside my head that those things that were described and shown inside this book could possibly happen in the future.

The characters are very complex. I won't say that they are likable because there were times that they weren't. I can say that Ima, the heroine was definitely a character you would see as a person. She's just a girl who craves to be accepted and be loved by the person she cares about the most. I must admit that at first I couldn't understand her and she frustrated me so much but as I read further, I slowly learned to like her. You can definitely see her character growth which is really fascinating and intriguing at the same time. 

This book was really fast. I read in a few hours because it was really exciting and intriguing. The mystery and the action would keep you in tune.

Although, I liked this book, there were a few typos but I think it won't bother you much because you can hardly see them. Another thing that bothered me was the ending. I don't really see how it could have ended that way. It was totally out of the blue and so random. But I hope the second book would be able to fix that.

Overall, this book is a very nice and fast paced read. If you want and action packed, sci-fi futuristic that is full of intrigue and mystery with a little bit of romance read then I definitely recommend this book because you will surely enjoy it.
About the Author:

 Monica Leonelle is a well-known digital media strategist and the author of three novels. She blogs at Prose on Fire (http://proseonfire.com) and shares her writing and social media knowledge with other bloggers and authors through her Free Writer Toolkit (http://proseonfire.com/free-writer-toolkit).





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