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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  312 ratings  ·  33 reviews
In dystopian America, sixteen-year-old Kaleigh finds out quickly what having a big mouth and not enough brains to keep it shut can earn you. A one-way ticket to the work camps that no one even knows exists.

Nuclear war has ravished the nation, and a century later, the survivors are living in an entirely new world. In a society where everything is decided for you, from where
Paperback, 364 pages
Published November 26th 2012 by Prose by Design (first published November 25th 2012)
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Kendall {Book Crazy}
Nov 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tours, arc
Dissidence is now one of my favourite dystopian books! I loved everything about it! It had great characters, an amazing plot and also it was original! I have to say though that I had my own ideas about the plot when I got about 6 chapters in but I was so wrong! The plot surprised me with where it went because I wasn't expecting it but I loved it! Kaleigh Matthews was the main character of Dissidence and I really liked her! She stood up for what she believed in and I envied her for that! Peter wa ...more
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Title: Dissidence
Author: Jamie Canosa
Genre: Young adult, Dystopian, Fiction
Format: ARC for review

Synopsis (provided by author)
In dystopian America, sixteen year old Kaleigh finds out quickly what having a big mouth and not enough brains to keep it shut can earn you. A one-way ticket to the work camps that no one even knows exists.

Nuclear war has ravished the nation, and a century later, the survivors are living in an entirely new world. In a society where everything is decided for you, from wher
Dec 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I’m a huge fan of dystopian fantasy, so of course I was eager to get into this book. A beautiful cover and an intriguing premise – I was instantly hooked.

The book started out really well and I was quickly drawn into Katniss Kaleigh and Peeta’s Peter’s world. I liked her feisty character and some of the supporting characters too even though it had a distinctly The Hunger Games feel to it. But what really drew me deeper into the story was the author’s snarky writing that had me grinning.

Then I re
Wanda Hartzenberg
Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Dissidence by Jamie Canosa 2012.
This post apocalyptic story at first reminded me of The Hunger Games, the blind faith and acceptance of the populace in particular.
Kaleigh the protagonist of the series in both the sense of the lead character as well as the hero is a wonderfully fluffed out character. Displaying dimension upon dimension and real growth within the story line. She is humanly flawed and thus her actions are all the more admirable while Peter, her love interest is literally a dream b
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5 out of 5 BIG stars from me!

I see this amazing dystopian to be the next big thing. Fans of Divergent and Hunger Games will fall in love with this book! I will say, the ending will absolutely shake you to your core! I am glad there will be another book, or I would have been very upset! This book was all sorts of amazing, and I am still in shock!

This b
Maren Dille
Jan 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Jamie's writing first impressed me when I read her short story, "Our Own Worst Enemies." That story was part of the halloween anthology I also participated in, Screams in the Night. It stood out to me for its depth, fun characters, and suspenseful plot.

Dissidence is even better! Good enough that for the past week I've been sneaking upstairs every night to take a bath with my kindle, just so I could read it with no distractions. If I really like a book, that's how you know. It means I liked somet
Kaleigh lives on her own. She's a bakers assistant, but is not so good at the walking, mixing, physical things needed for the job. So the baker puts her on the register. Where she deals with idiots day in and day out. Her only friend is Peter, he is the only person she feels comfortable being herself with. Kaleigh has a big mouth, a mouth that ends up getting her in trouble. She is found Dissident, and sent to a work camp to toil in an iron mine. It's slave labor and everyone is there because th ...more
Jun 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, romance, dystopia
We meet Kaleigh. She has had to learn to survive in the world all by herself at a young age without her parents. Kaleigh lives in a society where everything is decided for you.

She is strong and independent and has one friend, Peter. Peter is loyal and just everything wonderful.

In this society, everyone on their 16th birthday gets a card where they are informed of the name of their mate that has been chosen for them. Kaleigh gets the name of her mate the day after her 16th birthday. Even though
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I read the synopsis of this book, I could not wait to get my hands on it. Being a big fan of this genre, it did not take me long to completely devour the book. Ms. Canosa brilliantly blends duty, honor, and love in this unforgettable story making it a "must read" for 2013!

First of all, I cannot tell you how much I love the protagonist, Kayleigh. She is daring, dangerous, snarky, and incredibly brave. Kayleigh is willing to risk everything for her friends and for justice. After finding herse
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-dystopian
I've been meaning to review this for a couple days, but life isn't awesome right at this moment. I've finished two more books since I finished this one, so hopefully I can remember enough to review properly.

Dissidence is set in the US, over a hundred years in the future. After a nuclear war - World War III, I assume, since Kaleigh briefly mentions World War IV being a possible outcome of her rebellion - the US is split into 26 colonies, A through Z. The government controls major life decisions
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
16 year old Kaleigh has a big mouth and if she could shut up for once instead of keeping everyone posted on her thoughts she wouldn’t have ended in a work camp.

The world has fallen apart after nuclear wars, now the government makes all the choices who to marry, what kind of job you get, where you get to live.

In one off those not thinking about the consequences moments Kaleigh can’t stop herself from acting upon injustice and before she knows it, she has started a rebellion.

Now her best friend Pe
Maria's Book Blog
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I don't even know where to begin, so right off the bat I'll just say that this was one hell of a dystopian YA novel! I was hooked from the very beginning and finished this book the same day I started. I was seriously intrigued reading the synopsis and can say without a doubt that this novel does NOT disappoint. It's action packed from beginning to end and despite the seriousness of its contents, Ms. Canosa offers comedic relief in the form of witty banter between the main characters and a heroin ...more
Erin Strain
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I started reading this book late at night on Jamie's Facebook and two hours later I had to buy it so I could read it on the go. I find myself wanting to reread it already just so I know I haven't missed a thing about it. The lead character has such a laugh out loud sass about her that I adore and a natural strength that isn't often found in female characters. Every character was put together perfectly, I love them and love to hate a few. The story flows so quick, smooth and natural and the only ...more
Dec 06, 2015 rated it did not like it
Honestly, I thought this book would be different. The beginning was pretty original, but then it turned out to be just like any other dystopian.
Personally, Kaleigh was WAY to sarcastic for me. She would use sarcasm in almost every sentence she spoke and it got annoying pretty quickly. Then the characters agreed to stuff too quickly and just got boring and predictable. Being a big fan of dystopians and books, this was a let down.
Cyndi Tefft
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
A snarky heroine, two sweet guys that make you melt inside, a world run amok in desperate need of saving. What's not to love? Fans of Divergent will devour this dystopian YA novel. And don't even get me started on that ending! I was frantically swiping the screen to get to the next page. Breathless doesn't begin to describe it.

If you love a good dystopian tale, Dissidence will delight you!
Keenan Smith
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the way that the story flowed, how the characters interacted and how it made me feel. That's usually how I rate a book. Based on the feelings it invokes in me. And this invoked great feelings. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it. Also, check out her other works. You won't be disappointed ...more
Colleen Ray
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
YA dystopian novel that kept me riveted from beginning to end. The main characters and plot are well developed, and the story moves along non-stop. The author concentrates on the post-societal realities of the story, without getting preachy about the whys of the world's downfall -- no political or moral preaching, which is very refreshing. Highly recommended! ...more
Feb 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
The book started a little slow for me . It did however pick up quickly and cought my interest. The story seemed a little familiar but with a twist. Jamie does a good job of painting a picture in your mind of whats going on. Over all it is a good book and worth a read.
I would deffinatly recomend it to a friend
Jul 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Good overall story, but I found the writing a bit lacking. Maybe I just didn't care too much for the author's style. The action sometimes felt rushed as details were ignore or glazed over. It did have one heck of a cliffhanger though, so if you pick this one up, be prepared to rush out and get its sequel. ...more
Tifani Clark
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No annoying characters here!

I hate it when I read a book and have to cheer for the bad guy because the main character is so annoying. That didn't happen here. Kaleigh was witty, sarcastic, and fearless. The book had many action scenes that kept it moving along. Definitely read this one if you are looking for a good dystopian novel.
Marketa Jefferson
Oct 07, 2015 rated it liked it
I honestly thought this book would have been better. I really like dystopian novels and I really thought this one would have potential. I got about halfway through the book and lost interest in the plot. I just wanted to hurry up and finish this book to start another. Kaleigh was a very interesting character, with here sarcastic attitude. Overall the book could have been better.
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An amazing story that engulfs you in within pages! The characters are deep, understandable and feel like old friends. Before you know it, the action starts taking you on a wild ride full of twists and your heart is racing until the final page. Can't wait to continue the journey in book #2!!! ...more
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: zread-dystopia
This book is a fast-paced read. It fits fully into the YA genre as well as being dystopian. It is a coming of age story with the main character facing internal and external conflict as everything she has ever known turns out to be false.

I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Helen King
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book!

It sort of reminds me of the Divergent series, but totally different. I love the characters' development. I would certainly recommend one of the production companies make a movie of this series. Kudos Jamie Canosa!
Julie Rassa
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Could not put the book down finshed it in one day........My 11 year old daughter read it after me and absolutley loved it.
T. Jackson
It was ok. Not sure I will continue the series.
Jun 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopian
Received ARC for honest review.
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Good book. Very easy read
Kelli Lamkins
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Jamie Canosa is a full time author of YA literature, which she absolutely loves. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. She currently resides in Ravena, NY with her wonderful husband and three crazy kids . . . plus the cats, the bird and the rabbit.

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