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The State

(The State #1 - 3)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The State is the complete collection of all three books in the trilogy, action-packed sci-fi dystopian novellas.

The resistance fights the state on every hand, trying to gain a foothold against their military might.

Kara, a young soldier, reunites with Matt, her childhood friend. For several years, he’s been indoctrinated by the state. Kara must work to turn him back while f
Kindle Edition, 195 pages
Published January 15th 2015 by Moonlight Crew Publishing
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Abby Goldsmith
Fast-paced, with well-written action scenes, but lacking in emotion and depth.

The characters had murky motives. While I like the idea of two opposed warlords secretly meeting for fishing trips and respecting each other's ideologies, their reasoning never convinced me. Just about every major character in this novel switches sides at the drop of a hat. They might as well be playing paintball instead of fighting for moral reasons. None of them seem to think deeply at all about why they're fighting
Tony Parsons
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Set in San Marcos, TX; Highly technical machinery assembled the intelligent neo-engine guns while drones adjusted the attached pieces. Sparks flew everywhere as mechanical arms welded the metal parts together. There was a constant motion of parts moving on conveyor belts. The State kept constant monitoring & tabs on them.
Taylor (f, resistance) had terminal cancer & takes Lapaz (liquid medicine). Regardless she had a mission to do.
Kara (soldier) & Bella were on patrol & were confronted by a 3 t
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Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
The State by Tom Wright (Booklikes Giveaway) I won this e-book in a giveaway on Booklikes!
The story takes place in a dystopian society, where a neo-engine war is going on.  
I was pretty excited to read it, the plot seemed really interesting, and it was! But it took me quite a long time to read it, I had difficulty reading it. I could not connect with any of the characters, they were not really well developed (and I didn't care for any of them, I mean they could all have died). But the story wa
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The State - Tom Wright
The author creates a very interesting dystopian society created after the gas crises and a neo-engine war, both concepts plausible in our near future in 25 years. Add an obedience drug placed in water to control the populace. Once you are introduced to this society, you meet the adult leaders who remember television programs, movies and other references to present day life. Once you get to chapters 11-12 the philosophy of the two battling factions of psychological terrorism
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
[The State] by [Tom Wright] is a fantastic action adventure. In the future the world has free, environmental energy and no crime. This should be a good thing but the energy has been used as a weapon and there is no crime because people are drugged into control by the state.

You get to see both sides of but also find that the right way may be somewhere in the middle. This concept is driven by plot twists and strong characters. I would recommend this to my students in heartbeat.
Tabby Shiflett
A military Sci-fi novel (3 novellas in 1) that includes elements of dystopia, classic Sci-fi, and action. The story is fast-paced and it starts off with a bang. The characters are interesting but don't look for depth; the plot and action are the strong points. I like that the MCs are from minority groups too. If you love pulp fiction, you will enjoy this work. For Sci-fi fans.

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