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Knowledge is a Dangerous Commodity

HOME - the last bastion of civilization in a corrupt and fallen world. Outside dwell the reanimated dead, cannibals, and scavengers; remnants of a once great race. Inside, the commune is ruled with an iron fist by Deacon, and administered without mercy by the Elders.

Everyone knows their place in HOME. Everyone is safe in HOME…as long as yo
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Paperback, Ist, 238 pages
Published November 22nd 2016 by WordCrafts Press
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Erika Messer
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved the movie the Handmaiden's Tale and this book kind of reminded me of that because it is about a new settlement where there is a Supreme Being and everyone must be completely pure. A little twist in there is the zombie apocalypse happening right outside their walls, which was unexpected. One day Suzannah, the main character, accidentally stumbles upon a naked boy getting out of the shower - a complete mistake as he was not supposed to be there - but it doesn't matter to the Elders. They p ...more
Shae
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was so entirely intriguing! The religious and political implications in this novel were exceptional. I can't wait to find out what happens to our characters! ...more
Elizabeth
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty quick and really enjoyable read. It was fast-paced, and I was drawn into Suzannah's world. There were some editing glitches in the copy I received, but this didn't detract from the fact that I stayed up nearly all night so I could finish it! ...more
Eleni Mcknight
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Well, it's my book. Obviously! ...more
Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Book Review
Title: Home
Author: Eleni Mcknight
Genre: YA/Dystopian/Horror
Rating: ****
Review: The opening to Home was strange and a little confusing but amazing, we learn from the offset that this is a dystopian zombie novel and that our protagonist Suzannah lives in the Handmaiden House with other humans with their society regulated and controlled by the Deacon. This society is quite religious and archaic with the women being the weaker sex and they aren't allowed to look at men sexually until they
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Kim (_booksarelove)
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had so many feelings while reading this book!

We follow the main character - Suzannah Commons who is a young girl living in a commune after the end of humanity. They are lead by a man named Deacon and they must all do their part.

The more you read, you realise that this 'commune'is really just a cult - and the people who live there are completely brainwashed to listen to this man named Deacon.
I spent the majority of the time angry while reading this book. The belief of the commune that women ar
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Katie
Feb 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People who love The Forgetting
This book was sent to me by the author in ebook format in exchange for an honest review on my bookstagram account. I'll post this review there, as well.

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
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Elias McClellan
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Eleni McKnight's "Home" shouldn't be as good as it is. The premise--a young woman on the verge of adulthood in a futuristic-yet-regressively-patrimonial society--begs comparison to masterpieces. Yes, Home has a strong Margaret Atwood, "Handmaid's Tale" vibe. There are also insidious strains of Mary Miller's "The Last Days of California." And, McKnight's book lives up to those comparisons but make no mistake, "Home," is it's own story and Suzannah Commons is her own wide-eyed heroine.

We learn an
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Bobbie Stanley
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I want to tell you that I love this book, and saying as much wouldn't be a complete lie. I absolutely love the story. I've picked through some others' reviews just to see if I was the only one getting this vibe, and I'm not, so let me point out that this book reminds me very much of Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale". However, I absolutely hated that book. (Please don't bash me. I know a lot of people have loved it. So much so that they're making a movie out of it. But I couldn't make it through the ...more
Marissa
Oh... how to begin this.... I wanted to like this... even as I read the story, and realized the foundation of the story the author was trying to create, I want it to be good... I wanted to scream about how everyone needs to read it.... but I can't....

All because another author chose to go through a small independent publisher who did not spend a minute on actual editing and proofing. And as a result, another author is left with a published story that barely anyone will pick up. Most authors are
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Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Suzannah Commons has never been outside the walls of Home; the commune where she lives and as far as she knows neither has anyone she knows; alive or dead. But she has no desire to go outside the commune as the undead are out there and she has no intentions of dying anytime soon. She is safe inside the walls of Home as long as she follows the rules of the Deacon. If she breaks the Deacon’s rules….

The women in the commune are taught their whole lives how to serve the men of the commune. When she
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Keira
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Doing normal reviews gets boring and tedious and most people don't enjoy reading them anyway. Instead, here are 5 things that surprised or interested me about Home by Eleni McKnight. Thanks to YA Bound Book Tours and the author for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

#1: How religious it was. I'm generally a bit uncomfortable reviewing very religious books as I don't feel qualified to comment on whether they are respecting the religion and/or actually representing the
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_mybooksandlife
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Krystal Jane
Jan 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
So, this was interesting. And quite dark, which I liked. I really loved the Maars family, and I loved the ruins mentioned in the story. I wish I could have seen a lot more of that.

So, why did I rate it three stars if I liked it? I feel like I could have started on page 100, and I wouldn't have missed anything. I also would have saved myself a lot of grief. The second half is much better. In fact, the second half is actually really good. The plot dragged for the first 90 pages or so. There was a
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just another bookworm
McKnight has done a great job at crafting a refreshing dystopian novel. Although it is filled with familiar themes, McKnight's take on them allows Home to be able to stand against other YA dystopian novels and hold its own. The writing is solid throughout the book and McKnight is able to keep the reader on the edge of their seat and tied to the book, determined to read "just one more chapter". I appreciated McKnight's ability to balance the mature aspects of the cult with the YA demographic. Wom ...more
Melanie McFarlane
Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
A well-written young adult dystopian, Eleni McKnights HOME has cult-like elements of Margaret Atwoods THE HANDMAID'S TALE, while taking an opposing direction from terrorism to a zombie apocalypse.

Everyone knows I love my zombies, so I was bound to love HOME, and I did. But I almost would consider it more suited for the new adult crowd. There is action and adventure throughout the novel, along with violence and religious references, and some terminology used, such as "labour whores", makes me co
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*** Homeby Eleni McKnightGenre: YA DystopianRelease Date: November 22nd 2016
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Knowledge is a Dangerous CommodityHOME - the last bastion of civilization in a corrupt and fallen world. Outside dwell the reanimated dead, cannibals, and scavengers; remnants of a once great race. Inside, the commune is ruled with an iron fist by Deacon, and administered without mercy by the Elders
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