Citizen 647, also known as Titus, has always had questions. Now that he’s no longer in Underage and has become a trainee for The Guard, his life has become even less of his own, his newly implanted access chip a constant reminder. He sees the people around him fading into a depressing oblivion that he wants nothing to do with.
After a major injury during a training exercise, Titus quickly discovers that if he wants to survive, he’s going to have to learn how to fake a lot of things. With near-constant pain and mounting anger, Suppression must be mastered. The problem is, he’s finally found something in Antius he truly wants…and it’s illegal to have her.
Suppression is the final of three short prequels in the Antius Ascending Series, but it is best enjoyed as a sequel.
E.R. Arroyo is the author of YA dystopian series, Antius Ascending, and co-founder/owner of Band of Dystopian Authors and Fans, a Facebook community, blog, and company that champions dystopian, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic fiction. E.R. is passionate about books, music, and her family, and she loves to talk shop with other authors and with her readers.
Another fantastic short story to give us a little taste of back story to some characters we love. Here we get to know Titus a little better. I didn't even realize how much I needed this story until I read it! In a dystopian future, men and woman of honor and great bravery stand out and make a difference, and Titus definitely makes the list of one of these heroes. A great companion that is a must read for all fans of the Sovereign series.
Sovereign: Suppression By E.R.Arroyo June 2016 26 I received an ARC copy but liked it so much I also bought a copy for my daughter. In the first book we met a bunch of kids that lived and worked together and had caregivers that were cold and standoffish when the kids became of age they would pledge to their vocation.In this book we follow one of them as he has become of age and has pledged himself The Guard, Tidus, #647.It was hard for him to leave the under aged kids behind and his caretaker...even his grumpy roommate Dylan. He is starting the next chapter in what is expected of him.We also see glimpses of some of the characters in book one like Cori and the others. He saw Cori, #1206 in passing but she did not acknowledge him. Eye contact was the only type of contact allowed. She was one of his best friends in the under housing and factory. She was the protectors of the girls, same as he was for the younger boys. He had a lot of questions about what was going on here, but he never gave them voice. They didn't like questions. His newly installed implant access chip still bothered him. He noticed how some of the recruits had changed or were changing he wondered if it was the cocktail of drugs they were given each day and if so why wasn’t he changing as fast as the others. The government has banned feeling of any kind and the meds helped to make them compliant. Even though he still felt like himself he had to make them believe he was like all the other recruits.Titus #647 was always curious about trying to understand people and he had a natural talent for it.Some of his attributes were hard worker dedicated and he was loyal. The head leader and founder Cornellius took notice of this as well as his spirit and had his personal guard train #647 in off hours so it did not interfere with what he was expected to learn. I wont tell you any more , it is a wonderful story pick up a copy. I enjoy the world ,characters and voice E.R.Arroyo puts into all her books. This is not just for the young adult is a book for all ages. A story of diversity, honor, bravery and making a difference and following that voice inside you to do good things.
I am blown away by this window into Titus. Once I started reading there was no way I was going to stop until the end. I was so annoyed and angry I found myself willing him to just fight. But seriously, where do you start? If I wasn't already a fan of Arroyo, I would be now.
I enjoyed this book and it gives an insight into Titus personality and experiences.The glimpses of of other characters and how they come to be involved in each other's lives is a nice little treat.This book can be read independent of the series,but is a definite must read for any fan of the Antius Ascending Seris.I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This short story is a treasure. With or without the rest of the series. Titus is a precious character, I'd love to know him in real life. This book made me giggle and cry big drippy tears. I'm always excited to see what E.R. Arroyo will come up with and never doubt that it will be amazing. Suppression didn't disappoint.