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The Sixth Domicile

(The Domicile #1)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  26 reviews
“A heart-wrenching dystopian with star-crossed lovers and a reminder that love and freedom can never be caged.” -Casey Bond, bestselling author of the Frenzy Series

A five star Readers Favorite!

In a future ravaged by greed and war, The Domicile has emerged. A new civilization governed by clandestine Elders where citizens are united by white masks and uniform identities.
Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published January 20th 2016 by Elephantine Publishing, LLC
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Jolene Buchheit
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
From the first line, The Sixth Domicile by Courtney Ruggles had 100% of my interest. I was drawn into the domicile world thoroughly. I found myself clenching my fists at certain points and wanting to hug the characters at others. This book played out like a vivid movie in my head. What more could someone want from a book?
Jennifer Zamboni
This book blows all the mainstream YA dystopian books out of the water. (I would be comfortable labeling this book as a NA) There is a trend, right now, with strong female leads. Courtney Ruggles has created a young woman who is strong, gritty, & real. Q doesn't suddenly become a super powered fighter. Instead, she is, for all appearances, a normal person, thrust into horrid circumstances. She is beaten down, then she rises up. She doesn't fight with her fists, she fights with what she has been ...more
Kristi Metcalf
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Received a copy for a honest review

A post apocalyptic world, we all have our own ideas on it. Whether it be zombies over running the earth or some other group that holds the power each is its own unique take, as is the case with this series.
There are ten Domiciles where people live now that the Earth is a dried and barren wasteland, at least that's what the Elders want the people to think. The people that live in the Domicile have no names, just a id number. No skin is to be shown, including of
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it

This is a coming of age book that will make you go hmmmmm. Set in the future after a revolution has wiped out mostly everything . People are housed in 10 different domiciles around the world. They are all dressed the same in all black with no skin showing and masks that never come off . They are decorated but not allowed to come off . Their names are stripped away and they are given only letters to tell who they are. There are rules set down by the Elders, a group of men hidden away .

Q437B is
Bridgett Brown
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The summary intrigued me! Therefore, I did not hesitate to request a review copy of it. I am so glad I did. This was a awesome read. The suspense in this book held my attention to the point of not wanting to put it down until I finished. So well written and unlike anything I have ever read.

Set in the future after a revolution has wiped out mostly everything . People are housed in 10 different domiciles around the world. They are all dressed the same in all black with no skin showing and masks t
Chessy The Cat
Feb 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Q437B is about to become an Adulte and be forced to marry a man she does not love. She loves B116A, her childhood friend, which is strictly forbidden within the Domicile. B has shown Q the world outside of the Domicile and it is nothing like what is taught in school. In their passion for one another they have committed the ultimate crime by revealing their faces which are forever hidden behind masks.

Q is torn between exposing the lies of the Elders and keeping B, her grandmother, and herself saf
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Phew! That felt so much better. Now let me add that.


I’ve never been a dystopian fanatic, but this book is a life changing experience. The summary intrigued me; therefore, I did not hesitate to request a review copy of it. And now that I finished reading it, I’ll be buying the paperback so that I could enjoy it again sometime in the future.
Jan 15, 2016 rated it liked it
I was sent an arc by the publisher for an honest review

Im just going to write my general thoughts on here.
Full review here:

Where do I begin with this?
Its a New Adult/Dystopian novel. Something I have never heard of, so I gave it a go and Im definitely hooked.
The world is interesting and is something that I loved. It reminds me a lot of The Giver meets Matched meets Divergent? its mixed with a lot of dystopian tropes which is fine cause I love it hah
May 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Beautiful Cover Art & Enduring Love

The prologue gets your heart pumping right away! I found the story line quite interesting. The use of French descriptions was nice as well. You may need to google a few of them, however, you'll get the idea the longer you read. As much as I enjoyed the few French words, I felt that their repetitive usage was a bit much. Some of the descriptions of the masks and their clothing was over used as well. As with many Amazon books, it could do with some extensive edit
Megan Starkweather
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Want something addicting? Want something to make your heart swell? This is the book for you. It was extremely hard to do anything because this book was so amazing. The love between the characters was so strong. Their defiance against the elders was just as strong. I cannot wait to find out where their journey leads. Will they be murdered? Or will they find a way to live happily ever after? Will the Domiciles be taken down? So many questions are still unanswered. Thank you Courtney for such a won ...more
Kristi Strong
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing story of strength and love.

I picked up this book because a friend told me I would like it, but hadn't even read the synopsis. Having no idea what to expect, the story still immediately sucked me in, rendering things like sleep or hunger irrelevant. A fantastic tale of societal oppression in a world far too believable for comfort, Courtney has made magic with her words and I cannot wait for the second book!
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it


You’re looking for a fearless and feisty protagonist with a lot of heart
You like Sunset Rising, Matched and/or The Book of Ivy
You’re all about the swoon

Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Really great start to a New Adult Dystopian series! Full review will be up on 1/20!
Sarah Elizabeth Boggs
Good YA read with a nice mix of forbidden romance and social oppression. This series shows a lot of promise.
Christopher  Christiansen
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
In the Domicile, one does not ask questions or have interests outside of their leadership, the Elders. Blind faith is the highest expression of good citizenry. In the aftermath of a global revolution the Sixth Domicile and it's sister facilities were erected as a refuge for the remnants of humanity. In which were instituted the Common Law, an ever growing body of legislation which strips every trace of personal autonomy for the sake of harmony and safety. The Common Law not only establishes marr ...more
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The world has ruined itself. Wars, Corruption, revolution. In order to protect humanity from further imploding 10 Domiciles are created to house those who survived the revolution. Elders creating these to ensure conformity, uniformity and compliance for the greater good. Our story takes us to the sixth or these domiciles. So as not to judge or feel hate based on ethnicity all body parts are covered in a black uniform and all faces in a white mask, decorated to denote standing and occupation. All ...more
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As a New Adult/Dystopian novel, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. The summary of the novel sounded very intriguing, with a Divergent/Hunger Games appeal to it. As a fan of dystopian I was ready for a New Adult twist on things, something with a little more bang and so I decided that The Sixth Domicile was perfect for me. And to my delight, my intuition was right.

Taking place after war has caused complete turmoil, The Sixth Domicile formed and is supposed to be a place of protection and uniform
Jul 10, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5stars! I enjoyed this, though I did have a few issues. First the good stuff-
*lots of romance
*a hunger games vibe
*strong female lead
*unique dystopian world
I loved the relationship between B and Q. I enjoyed the way the two characters complimented each other and the love they managed to find in such an oppressive situation. Q is awesome, without trying to be. And the Domicile itself is pretty interesting with no one ever seeing another members face, and them all having numbers for names. Pre
S.F. Benson
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“The Sixth Domicile” by Courtney Ruggles is an insightful, well-written New Adult Dystopian. I always appreciate a book that makes me think. TSD is definitely one of those books.

Imagine living in a world where people are forced to dress like members of a mime troop. You don’t have to worry about anything because someone else makes all your decisions—daily meals, your occupation, where you live, and even who you’ll marry. You’re also told what to think and believe. The hardest thing you’ll have t
Debbie McQueen
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Originally, I was prepared to give this book 4 stars, mostly because all the characters names are a combination of letters and numbers, and it feels awkward as you read. HOWEVER, it plays a big part in this dystopian/totalitaian story, where there are no choices for anyone, no individuality, and I found myself not able to put the book down. The "Elders" decided their names, their professions, and most importantly, who they would marry. They even went so far to have ev ...more
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopian
Courtney Ruggles is a new author to me. This is the first in a series that promises to be riveting. The way this author describes the dystopian future and the dictatorial ways of life makes me value even the smallest gifts of today's world. We do not live in a utopian America, however I believe dystopia is all around. This dystopia could happen if given the proper uprising as described in the book. Be careful what you wish might just get it.

The Domicile Series by Courtney Ruggles is ba
Ashley Cestra
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Courtney Ruggles did an amazing job writing this dystopian tale, with a quite probable and realistic future using current worldly issues! I loved getting to know these characters and I just wanted to keep reading! B and Q had a love story made out of dreams, and I wanted to slap a certain someone across the face! The SIxth Domicile featured a variety of different characters and personalities making it a fun read worthy of a true mental escape!
Courtney used a letter/ number combination to name he
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
did-not-finish 61% read

It's the same plotline with most dystopian novels with a few tweaks like the fact that everyone have to wear mask and the same black attire that cover their entire body and the fact that the MC is not a teenager(she's 20 y/o)

How did they even manage to remember other people's name? All those numbers (°▽°) It's a mouthful to even pronounce them

I don't really like Q, she's immature and like to jump to conclusions. I don't even understand why the people think of her as a
Irma Sage
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you like the Divergent and The Hunger Game series, then this needs to be you next book to read! Courtney Ruggles did great with this new series! In a new world after the revolution, everybody lives in domicile. Where since birth, you name, life path, even your spouse has already been chosen for you. They wear masks to conform and remain similar to everyone else. Two people.. Change all that!
Sam Miller
May 16, 2016 rated it did not like it
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

I REALLY hate to say anything bad about a book. I really do. But I couldn't read this book more then 6 percent in. The punctuation, the was mediocre at best.
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