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4.18  ·  Rating details ·  279 ratings  ·  68 reviews
Twenty-two -year-old Naya has spent nearly half her life as a sex slave in a government institution called The Line. When she’s kicked out after getting pregnant with twins, she’s got no way to earn a living and a horrifying choice to make: find someone to replace her, or have her babies taken in her stead.

A doctor with a history of aiding ex-Line girls, Ric Bennett, wants
ebook, 236 pages
Published June 16th 2014 by Carina Press
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Olivia-Savannah  Roach
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This review was first posted on my blog, Olivia's Catastrophe:

This book was so amazing. I loved every minute of it, from the very beginning and was hooked until it was finished!

Is it just me, or have I been blessed with reading a lot of good books lately?

One thing I loved about this book was that it was dealing with a very serious topic – and that would be prostitution. You don’t really see many authors approach such a serious and emotional topic because
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Many of my friends have complained that in young adult (and new adult) science fiction and fantasy is no longer sci-fi/fantasy with a bit of romance, but romance with a bit of sci-fi/fantasy. I couldn't agree more. Which is why Carrier was such a pleasant surprise!

Carrier opens strong with our heroine, Naya, is a prostitute in a dystopian society where the state owns everything. It owns the companies. It owns the money. It quite literally owns every single thing you can se
I did not expect any part of this book that I just read. I knew that it was a dystopian theme, and that pregnancy and possible forced sexual slavery was involved by the government. Well, I got all these things, what I didn't expect was to feel simultaneously awed and sick to my stomach at the same time. I haven't read a dystopian world this vivid in quite sometime. I mean usually you get some casual mention or none at all as to why the world is the way that it is.

This world became due to economi
Megan Erickson
(I no longer star reviews)

This book. OMG this book. I DEVOURED it. I'm not even sure where to start because most of what I say will be spoilers. The main character is Naya, and when the book opens, she is working on The Line. Or, I shouldn't say "working" because she's basically a slave. A sex slave. Now, hold up, keep reading. Because the way Anne writes, there is no exploitation. Frankly, the way she handled the issue of The Line was so sensitive and well done, I'm still blown away by it.

Nicole M. Hewitt
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review and many others can be found on my blog - Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Carrier is a gritty dystopian that portrays a brutal world where hope is all but impossible to find. Naya has lived for the past nine years as a sex slave on The Line and sees no way out of her bleak existence. When she finds out that she is pregnant with twins and is being inexplicably released from The Line, she's skeptical, but she is also determined to give her babies a chance at life. But she soon finds that su
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so good. I was sucked right in. Depressing as the characters lives were, the story line is action packed. Carrier is a thrill ride full of desperation to a place that feels safe. A sex slave released to fend for herself and find a replacement, due to pregnancy. A story too sad to be true. I hope this isn’t real.

Naya is a girl on the line, and then she is cast out to find her replacement. The Line is a place girls go to work as slaves. They start young, sold by family and benefactor
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I first heard about Carrier a while back from the amazing Megan Erickson. She had read it and was gushing so I looked it up on Goodreads and I fell in love with the synopsis. It just seemed so different from the mainstream New Adult that is out right now and I knew I didn’t something different to read.

Naya hasn’t had a good, let alone easy, life. It’s riddled with abandonment, mistruths and horrible ordeals no one should be put through. She was sold into slavery at a young age and as soon as she
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
You'd think a book about the prostitution and hopelessness of young girls would be morose and depressing. Yeah, so at times, parts are a bit of a bummer.

Nevertheless, there's something altogether hopeful and optimistic about Carrier, in that the author illustrates it with real-to-life characters. "People" that are believable. And because of that there feels like there's even more reason to invest. I guess that makes me hope more. Which would make me an optimist.

The world that Ms. Tibbets main ch
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free ARC of Carrier from Xpresso Booktours in exchange of an honest review*

Dark, creepy and well done dystopian, with themes that are current today as well.

Review to be posted on June 30th on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews
Apr 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult
This book sounds absolutely amazing! :D
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Naya is a sex slave for The Line. When one of her "appointments" called Lover Boy beats her she is sent to the nurse. She blacks out and when she wakes up the nurse tells her she has to go to the Manager. When she gets there he tells her that she is being let go because she is pregnant. Naya was shocked because all girls were supposed to be sterile. They had a procedure done to make sure! She is also told that she has been there 9 years and the usual term of time is ten years, so before she is f ...more
Apr 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, ibooks, kindle
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First Impression
When I first signed up for this blog tour I didn't really know what I was getting myself into. I didn't release at the time that this would be a dystopian novel. I have bad luck when it comes to this genre, mainly I never seem to enjoy any of the books. I had to put down The 5th Wave after 120 pages, haven't read The Hunger Games or Divergent. I think the only dystopian novel I've read and enjoyed is 1984. I read the synopsis and I liked what I read I just hoped I would love the
Jul 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, dystopia
Drawn in by this very nice cover and an interesting blurb, I started reading Carrier with high hopes. In the end, it was an enjoyable book with lots of potential but nothing excitingly new on the dystopian market. It didn't have unique characters and was struggling to fit the topic of sexual abuse to the romance and action aspects of the plot.

Naya doesn't know much about herself or her family. All she knows is that they let her walk away with a strange woman who eventually sold her out to the L
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Carrier by Anne Tibbets * 4 Stars * 11/13/2016

I received an ebook copy in exchange of anhonest review. When I read the synopsis of Carrier I was caught between wanting to read because it sounded interesting and not wanting to read because I knew it would be a painful read. Carrier tells the story of Naya, who was sold to a place called The Line, to be a slave prostitute when she was thirteen years old. The description of what all Naya went through and the injustice of the world she lived made me
Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews
Carrier is a dystopian story set in the future. The democratic government that we know has fallen and has been taken over by corporations. Naya is a sex slave for the Auberge Corporation. When they discover that Naya is pregnant, she is given some credits and sent out into the city to fend for herself, and to find a “replacement”.

I first thought that Carrier was going to be some kind of “scruples” book. What would you do? Would you screw over a stranger to save your unborn children? Oh yeah, Nay
Nov 12, 2016 rated it liked it
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I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.
As this is my very first review copy i got sent by the author, i was very very excited for this!
First of all, isn't that cover GORGEOUS!!!! Oh my god, i saw it and i had to get my hands on it !
The writing is really good and easy and i flew through it. I especially liked the flashback scenes, which were, i admit, kind of brutal BUT nevertheless perfectly written!
As for the plot, I actually imagined something a lot different from what it really was. F
I enjoyed this book a lot - it was solidly plotted and developed. The characters were engaging without overpowering the plot (which would be easy, considering what the heroine has been through), and they were very easy to root for. I appreciated the fact that nothing was too graphic in regards to Naya's plight, but the author still got her point across and the reader still felt they saw the nastiness of this dystopian world. I was very pleased to see Naya and Ric's interactions progress naturall ...more
Naya story was heartbreaking. I wish the author had spent more pages developing the secondary characters because except the little girl I couldn't care less for them but THE HERO ! Oh I love the hero so much!

The book ends in a happy for now and I found it very enjoyable. Naya gets to evolve and overall I found this book to find in my favorite kind or readings. I love distopias with a touch of dirtiness.
Heather Vern
May 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I wanted something different and got it...

I wanted something different to read, dystopian but not your normal read. Well I got it. It takes you into the darkness of this new "world" where every person pretty much means nothing. The government is just power hungry. Naya's story is just down right hear breaking!! But the woman that she becomes by the end of the book is a complete 360 then who we were first introduced to. A great read. :D
Jun 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was very different from the other new adult books I've read lately. It had a very dark and disturbing world, and I'm looking forward to see how everything pans out for Naya and Ric in the next book.
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Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, dystopia
A good ending to a good series.

Review coming soon.
Sakun Sambanthan
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow. Mind blowing. The character development was really well done & the growth of Naya is very believable from a naïve girl who has not been able to fend for herself to a strong women because of all the people who believe in her and are willing to fight for her. An amazing story. ...more
Stef Colabello
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great quick read !
Jessica Hansen
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Don't judge a book by it's synopsis....what???

Honestly I loved the synopsis of Carrier, the cover drew me in....but still as I started this book I was slightly leery of the actual premise of the book. A sex slave....a pregnancy....dystopia...I figured the author was either going to butcher this or create something so incredible blended that it would blow my mind.

(I'll let you guess which of these happened for me)

Naya is strong, because she had to be, both physically &
Wesley Fox
Sep 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
A dark, disturbing dystopia that is at times very difficult to read. Carrier depicts a horrible future where sexual slavery is widespread and there is little hope. Given the intense drama, dark themes, and horrible elements necessary to write such a book, Anne Tibbets deserves a lot of credit for taking it on.

Naya is a sex slave, kept in a corporate-owned brothel called The Line. She was sold there on a ten-year contract to payoff someone else's debts. One day, she learns she is pregnant and wil
Crystal Marie
Aug 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am usually not a huge fan of dystopian story themes, but this one grabbed my attention on page one and I couldn’t stop reading till I was finished. It was packed with suspense, intrigue, fear and story lines that aren’t common in the books I normally read. The author also did a wonderful job with her scene descriptions. When describing how the city smelt and looked, I felt I was there. She kept a great balance when she described the characters too. She let us picture the person not only by the ...more
Tbird London
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am usually not a huge fan of dystopian story themes, but this one grabbed my attention on page one and I couldn’t stop reading till I was finished. It was packed with suspense, intrigue, fear and story lines that aren’t common in the books I normally read. The author also did a wonderful job with her scene descriptions. When describing how the city smelt and looked, I felt I was there. She kept a great balance when she described the characters too. She let us picture the person not only by the ...more
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Naya lives in a world that collapsed a long time ago and when the people starting building a new world with a new government. There was this cooperation that rebuilt and owned everything like banks, stores, clinics ect.... They had this one company where people that couldn't feed or take care of their children anymore they could sell them to this company. The company only wanted girl children that they could put on the line
Stephanie Ward
May 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
'Carrier' is the first book in a heart-pounding New Adult dystopian series that follows our lead heroine, Naya, as she attempts to escape the clutches of the government and gain her freedom. After being sold to a government sex slave institute named "The Line" at age 12, Naya has known nothing outside of its doors or apart from her terrible life for the past 9 years. When she is brought to the manager's office and told that she's pregnant - which shouldn't be possible for girls on the Line - she ...more
This is a strong book, very strong. And not because the characters are strong - which they are - but because it carries a strong message.

Carrier is a dystopian story about Naya, a sex slave who is released from confinement and has to thenn deal with the real world. She's been on "the Line" for nine years; essentially a government-sanctioned brothel. The women are prisoners kept in cells. The food is terrible but the medical care is relatively good. And they have 10 "appointments" per day, seven
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After writing for television, Anne Tibbets found her way to writing novels by following what she loves: books, strong female characters, twisted family dynamics, quick moving plots, and stories with punch.

Anne is the author of the upcoming space horror, SCREAMS FROM THE VOID (2021), and of the New Adult speculative series The Line: CARRIER and WALLED (2014). Anne also co-authored, under the pen na

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