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Disobedience Means Death (Rymellan #1)

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Lesley and Mo can't imagine life without each other. If it were up to them, they'd settle down, raise daughters, and lead happy, fulfilled lives. But they live on the planet Rymel, in a strict society that selects life-mates for its citizens and executes those who violate their life-bonds.

Girlfriends since their teens, Lesley and Mo know they should break up but can't let
Paperback, 392 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Norn Publishing (first published 2010)
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May 04, 2016 Amanda rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, scifi, series, glbtq
This type of book is exactly the reason I collect review requests year-round from indie authors and publishers and then select a few to review the next year. It gives me a bookstore style shelf of indie books to browse through, letting me find unique books that i might otherwise have missed. This read like feel-good chick lit, only set on another planet in a strict society with a female/female main romance, and the ending left me clamoring for the next book in the series.

One thing that really st
Victoria Zagar
Rymellan Series Review

I love dystopian fiction and F/F romance, so this series has been on my to-read list for quite some time. While it was totally not what I expected at all, all the surprises were good ones. The world-building is solid, the romance believable, and I was actually invested in the characters and their way of life a great deal.

One thing that makes this series stand out from the slew of dystopian fiction we have nowadays is that the characters are happy to live in their world, and
May 13, 2010 Dina rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This was my second "first-reads" book and I was excited about getting it and couldn't wait to start reading it. It took me longer than I expected due to my own book club obligations.

I was intrigued by the subject matter of the book and could relate it to today's battle for same sex marriages in the fact that if your same oriented then you could be together with whomever you wanted to be with but in the end someone else makes the decision on who your "Chosen" one will be.

The struggles that these
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This is a series of stories about Mo and Lesley, two young women who love each other. The first story occurs while they are teenagers and illustrates teen angst about going to a dance. The next episode is around applying to the military academy. The stories get progressively more serious as Mo and Lesley become adults and have to decide whether their relationship can continue. I found the book to be very powerful and emotionally wrenching.

The book is
Dec 04, 2011 Darlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Yvensong, Cheryl in CC NV, S. Michele, Kay Kuns
Recommended to Darlene by: An authors' online support group
What a marvelous book! Sarah Ettritch digs deep to explore her characters and articulates their emotions in ways most of us cannot. As I was reading this I wished she could mind-link with me and articulate MY emotions. Kudos for her abilities in building wonderful, believable characters.

I was not disappointed in the world and society of this sci-fi novel. What a nice break from the male dominated venue.

I think I can recommend this book for anyone to read. It is a book of love. It isn't erotica.
Mar 12, 2014 Jem rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book surprised me. From the blurb I was expecting a speculative/ sci-fi book. It is that and more. Set against the backdrop of a futuristic Orweillian world is a beautiful YA romance.

Lesley and Mo have been best friends since forever. They naturally end up being defacto girlfriends as well in their teenage years. But Rymellan society only allows arranged marriages chosen by a council. Violation is punishable by death. And everything follows a strict timetable.

No one knows if Lesley and Mo
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