by CJ

January 19, 2023

The Declaration by Gemma Malley

Dystopia is most definitely my favorite genre.  I was excited to start this one, but hadn’t heard anything about it so was a bit skeptical about liking it.


It’s set in the year 2140.  Old age is a thing of the past.  They have invented a drug – Longevity – that cures old age.  As a result people are no longer allowed to have children unless they opt out (don’t take the pills).  Illegal children are called Surplus and are trained to be slaves/servants.  This book follows Anna who is nearing the end of her training.  A boy is brought in from the outside.  He is older than the usual age that gets brought into the Surplus Hall.


It’s a good book, I enjoyed it.  I found myself rooting for the characters and being horrified by the conditions inside of the Hall.  It’s the first in a trilogy, so I can’t wait to see what happens next, but sadly the second book isn’t available on the Nook yet so I’ll have to order it.


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