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Cantral Chronicles #2

Noble Imposter

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With microchips implanted in their skulls at birth, the slaves of Cantral and Cillineese have labored under the tyrannical rule of the nobles and their computers for decades. Monica, a noble who avoided the implanting and escaped a death sentence at the age of four, is now sixteen. She has risked life and limb to free the inhabitants of Cillineese, but the computers still rule the rest of the world. Now she must journey to Cantral and take the identity of her dying cousin, Amelia, to infiltrate the Nobles’ world in the guise of a teenager who is a master computer programmer. Because of her childhood living among the slaves of Cantral, Monica knows little about programming and must improvise to stay alive.The fate of millions rides on Monica’s shoulders. As the only chip-less person in the world, she must convince the Council of Eight of her innocence, destroy the computers, and free the world from the nobles before they discover her ruse.

464 pages, Paperback

First published September 12, 2011

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Amanda L. Davis

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Amanda L. Davis is the award-winning teen author of the Cantral Chronicles, a dystopian trilogy. She enjoys reading and writing and comes up with new novel ideas while sewing, spinning yarn, quilting, and embroidering. She was born and raised a Florida girl and loves the warmth of the South.

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December 14, 2015
This was a good book. The plot was interesting. There is just something that I don't like about it.

The inhabitants of Cillineese have now been freed from the nobles and their computers, but the rest of the world is still enslaved. Now Monica must go to Cantral and assume to identity of her dying cousin, Amelia who is a Noble and a master computer programmer. But she knows little about computers or anything of the like, so it is only a matter of time before the Nobles realize that she is an imposter. Still, she needs to keep up the disguise until she can take down the computers in Cantral. But will this lie last?

This book was definitely better than the last one. There was much more character development. Monica keeps fighting until there is no hope at all. She makes knew friends and learns more about the Nobles way of life. I really liked Aric. He was a kind of arrogant and uncaring at first, but that was the way he was raised. Overall of that he was still very kind, which was unusual for one of his class. There were characters that actually stayed throughout the book besides just the main character (that didn't happen in the last book). It was much more well done, I think. 

The plot was very interesting and entertaining. It kept pretty fast paced throughout the whole book. There is just something about this book that makes me not very interested in it. It happened with the first book in this series too. I don't know what it is? I can tell that it is exciting and pretty well written, but I'm not into it. Maybe it is the main character. I like male protagonist better than female protagonist. Or maybe it is the style of writing. Or maybe it moves too fast. I don't know, but I feel like I'm just not liking it as much as I should be. 

I still this that this is a good book. So I'd recommend this to teenagers of all ages and adults. It was very good. I enjoyed it.

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July 20, 2012
Okay, first of all, I was tickled to receive the option to get an autographed copy! When I received the package containing the book, I was so happy running my hands over the addressed side that I waited till the next day to open it. Noble imposter jumps right into Monica's world again, which is such a thriller. I love Monica. Her world as she understands it is about to end in more ways than one. First, her old life as a slave will no longer be her main job as she will infiltrate the Noble community. Taking an assumed place up with the people considered to be royalty, Monica must work to maintain cover and complete her mission to free other slaves. She is chipless in a world where Noble and slave alike have a chip implanted in their skin...
When she is discovered, will all that change? Monica feels real, as real as any person outside a book's pages. We see her wounds happen and remain and almost feel her pain. Most importantly, her despair at completing a 'Mission Impossible' task drives home the kind of person she is. As Monica said once, "I've never killed anyone." Now, how many modern action movies can say that?

Truth be told, some minor people do die, but more often than not, they are killed by the Noble-controlled computers. This is why Monica must stop computer after computer in city after city. Friends come along and support her when she least expects it. They are all loyal to her and desire to see how the possibilities of freedom and true equality can emerge if they keep this one girl alive. :D

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November 23, 2012
I really enjoyed Noble Imposter, Ms. Davis’s second book in the Cantral Chronicles. Because I read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book, I hope my review will still be accurate. This book was not as dark as Precisely Terminated, but it still had its scenes of pain and terror. I enjoyed the change of atmosphere, as Monica poses as a Noble instead of a wall slave. This opens up new places and new people. I also appreciated how this book had more stable characters, such as Aric, Tresa, and even Aaron. This book also provided more answers to some unclear points in PT. It introduced readers to the Council of Eight, and it gave a better view of the Noble world. The intensity of this book gripped me, and near the ending I was nervous as to how it would all turn out.
If I must point out some critiques, I have to say that not a lot happened in NI. Perhaps it felt like this because the story had one plot that followed solely Monica. Or perhaps it felt like this because Monica was confined to the same places--always returning to her room or going to the library. (Of course, with the story structure, these places are obviously necessary for her to have to return to.) Also, whereas I was impressed with the new characters, I would have enjoyed seeing them with more development so that I could get a better understanding of their personality and how they operated.
I consider myself a fan of Ms. Davis’s books. As a young aspiring author myself, it is comforting to read another young author’s works. During the time that I was reading her book, I was suffering from a bad dose of writer’s block, but her book helped me break out of it. If you read Precisely Terminated, be sure to pick up a copy of Noble Imposter. And then, of course, read the third book when it comes out.
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October 13, 2012
A heart pounding thrill ride! Is what Noble Imposter is. In the sequel to The Cantral Chronicles. Monica finds her self on an even more dangerous mission to free the slaves of Cantral, being the only chip-less person she is able to move around undetected, but in this new chapter she has to impersonate a noble. The stakes are raised higher than ever, will she be able to bring the computers of Cantral down?
Amanda L. Davis has written a fantastic story, with believable characters. With heart stopping action and drama. This is a dystopian novel, and I don't usually read dystopian because I don't like feeling the hopelessness of the characters and all the effort the main character puts in to change things, and in the end they don't usually succeed in their mission and nothing changes. But this dystopian tale is different, it still has the hopelessness feel but that needs to be there to make it a believable story, but this author weaves in truth and there is a light at the end of this very dark tunnel that keeps me reading. This is a very good read. I enjoyed it. I look forward to the third novel with great anticipation. A must read series.
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June 21, 2013
This book is one of my absolute favorites in the dystopian genre. It does a great job of continuing the story begun in Precisely Terminated, Like PT, it has deep, interesting characters to go with an intricate plot that threads its way through a complex, torment-filled world.

The story has its fair share of painful imagery, and it doesn't shy away from a few ugly things, but it handled those things well, and didn't linger on them or anything like that.

While not stuffed with Christian elements, this book definitely represents a few things about it in a realistic way. The MC (very mild spoiler alert)begins to trust somewhat in God, even though she knows very little about Him, because she heard of Him from her mother (through an old journal), and needed someone she could count on more than once throughout the story. It is interesting to watch the MC's spiritual journey slowly unfold as she goes through so many things physically and mentally; not cheesy and fake like so many Christian stories can be.
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83 reviews17 followers
February 5, 2013
So many twists and turns! To be honest, I was enthralled by the title. Books about people struggling to fit into a different role and convince people they are who they say they are always fascinate me. This novel was no exception. I really felt the urgency and the panic with each turn of the page, and it's not often that I feel that. Great work to Amanda L. Davis! I look forward to the next novel!
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March 9, 2013
This is an amazing book! I love the characters and the plot. It is a very original storyline. Even though it is a dystopian novel it is not as depressing as some books under that genre. Lots of action and mystery. :)
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November 14, 2012
Amanda David has done it once again! I did't put this book down until I was done with it! It's just as good as the first!!!
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January 15, 2017
Even better than the first book! Great follow-up. Can't wait to read the next one!
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