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Idea War: Volume 1 (Idea War #1)

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Sixteen-year-old Callie Baxter refuses to just sit tight and accept the invaders who have occupied her city. Underneath the new Government’s façade of order and fairness lies the ugly reason for its being here, and it’s up to Callie’s group of underground rebels to expose its brutal objective.

She’s worked hard to keep her fledgling group of passionate rebels alive, but as
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Published by Wordsmack (first published November 21st 2013)
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What a great start to what I assume will be a longer story. Set in Johannesburg after Chinese occupation in 2050 or so. I loved the gritty feel of my hometown in it's new brooding hatred of the occupying forces. Dark and angry and very well written. I can't wait to read the rest
Jan 16, 2014 Naama rated it it was amazing
At some point before this novel begins, well into the 2050s, the Chinese Custodial Authority, or CCA, has taken ownership of South Africa. The world is slowly being destroyed by the Oil Wars and within South Africa, a microcosm of this world starts to play out. Callie, and the other members of the anti-CCA rebel alliance are fighting tooth and nail against the propaganda and violence that have stemmed from this new Oriental government, but the only way to fight violence, is with violence.

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I'm going to start off by saying thatIdea Warwas actually a pretty interesting read, but by clocking it in at around 54 pages, I feel like I just didn't get the immersion in this book that I typically like. I'm more of a novel girl.

If I'd readIdea Warat full length, the complete story, I feel like I would have liked it more. Making it so short kind of left me with this feeling of an unresolved ending. I didn't understand a lot of the society or the
Dec 04, 2013 Louise rated it it was amazing
I can't wait to read the next one! This short, but powerful book leaves you with more questions than answers, sure, but I couldn't put it down. It is action-packed and fun and yet it touches on some real and serious issues. I love that is is set in Joburg - a city that is already complex and in this dystopian future just gets more so.
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Feb 11, 2015 Nerine Dorman rated it it was amazing
Very short and obviously meant as a serial, this is how YA dystopias *should* read: dark and gritty.
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Aug 13, 2015 Khin Kyaw rated it liked it
This is the first part of an action-packed YA series. It's not a full length novel but worth a read purely for the sociopolitical viewpoint, even though it relies heavily negative Asian stereotypes. The pacing is good and the characters are engaging. I'd like to see the complete series in one publication.
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I've been writing sci-fi, horror and urban magic short stories since 2006 and had several stories published in Something Wicked. In 2011 I won the South African Science Fiction and Fantasy's South African division of the Nova Short Story contest for my sci-fi piece "Taal". I also moonlights as an Urban Planning student at Wits.
I'm currently dreaming of free public transport and Internet access and
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