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4.15  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Alternate cover edition for ISBN 9781775242604

In a futuristic female-run society, Alice is working towards becoming one if its’ leaders. Rebellious Tag is fighting is to overthrow it. Only one of them can win… But will they both lose their hearts?


After her first night at the infamous Choice Club, 18-year-old Alice gets swept up in the glitzy haze of freedom and in the smol
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Paperback, 330 pages
Published April 16th 2018 by Hegge Press (first published April 10th 2018)
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Lauren - SERIESous Books
**DNF'D at 23% (start of chapter 7)**

**I received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest voluntary review. All opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**

I was really excited to start this story thanks to its intriguing premise. The idea of a matriarchal society where the gender roles seemed to be switched was so interesting!

And with a premise like this, you need solid world building and this one lacked it for me. I didn't get why everyone had "Cards" or what "Top Choice
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Elizabeth May Jahns
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m not usually one for science fiction. However, when I read the description of Top Choice—in which a society exists where men and women’s power roles, as we know them, have been switched—the curious feminist in me couldn’t resist. And that curious feminist was not disappointed.

The pacing was extremely well done. In so many romance novels, I feel like the instant electricity between the two main characters is so exaggerated that it’s almost laughable. However, McAloon manages to create a story
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Sasha
Jun 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Billed as a YA dystopian romance, Sophie McAloon’s Top Choice falls somewhat short of the latter two characterizations. Details of the world are scarce, and while the romance takes time to develop, it has hallmarks of insta-love.

Top Choice takes place in a future USA very different from our own. A high school education is required to vote - and so are ovaries. Alice Kearns, the protagonist, is the granddaughter of the country’s first female president, who instituted these and other changes rega
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Dave B
Oct 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting concept and an easy read. Can I envision any of this happening - maybe, but certainly not in the time frame the author uses. In two generations going from the current patriarchy in the US to a rather dystopian, absolute matriarchy (with a totalitarian bent) doesn't seem very likely absent some sort of cataclysmic event. I can imagine society changing and women having increasing power, but Top Choice has a society where men have no power whatsoever. That just doesn't make sense in 50 ...more
Mellissa Monteforte
The title is self explanatory

I wanted to leave a insightful review. To say how well this story is written and how it is a great read. Yet, I keep looking back up to the title and I realize it all comes down to your choice of you would like to read a story that keeps you engaged from beginning to end. A story we can all relate to on some level. My opinion may or may not matter in the grand scheme of things, but I will say this... As an avid reader of many genres I have many favorite books but Top
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Kysha
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: digital-book
Gender Swapped Alternative Future
This says its a YA dystopian romance. No romance just sex and lust. Not dystopian but alternative future
I wasn't very impressed with the story or the characters. The female led society was exactly like the male led society and in some cases worse. I really don't feel like this an viable future. The characters were pretty 1-dimensional and stereotypical.
The story line was pretty cut and dry. Good naive girl, bad worldly boy fall in love, blow shit up, parent is e
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Crystal
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read every Dystopian novel I can get my hands on. I'm a total sucker for the genre! I couldn't wait to crack this one open. When I did, I was completely surprised by the female led political system the characters lived in. This was the most unique Dystopian novel I've read so far, and was really intrigued by the gender and equality issues the story addresses. McAloon took a bold move and really flipped our ideas on gender around, an really made me see the world from a different perspective. I ...more
Gea
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I got sucked in and couldn’t get out until the last sentence!
This is some harsh alternative reality, where only women are in charge, and I’m glad it’s only fiction.
But during these escalating tensions the most important ones get a fight worth fighting for.
Full of passionate encounters!

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'Or maybe neither of us understands what the hell we’re doing and we’re both just tired and young and it’s really our emotions that are controlling us. I hope that’s the way it is, because that sounds the mo
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Kaye
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A NEW SENSATION JUST HIT BIG!!!
Wonderfully written, smooth flowing, well defined, easy to follow read with twists and turns and few surprises around every corner. The characters and scenes were intriguing and gripping. The characters were realistic and believable. Graphic detailed descriptions were on point as the personalities if the characters and their personalities transformed and blended. Sophie did a remarkable job bringing this read together beautifully. Great job Sophie and thanks for sh
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Andrea
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
This was a book that made you think, but was fun to read at the same time. I was pulled into the story right away and stayed up too late because I wanted to find out what would happen next. The images in this book stood out to me most. The little details that immerse you in a world that is different than your own, and when you close the book, you feel as if you had been there. I hope there will be more to read from this author!
Lindsey Budry
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good rainy day romance

Good clean book. I love a book where a couple fight and love each other without all the swearing and sex.
Veronica Ford
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great read!
Laura Meyer
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent story! I would read more by this author.
Danielle Harris
This was just ok for me. I had hard time getting through this book. Didn't hold my interest. ...more
Joanna Hinsey
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this story! Great plot movement and all the pieces came back around to fit together. Highly recommend!
Sandra Bain
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dystopian YA. Futuristic spin on the world where women rule and men are treated like sex objects! Rebellion of course ensued!! Great 1st novel, congrats Sophie McAloon. Look forward to future works!
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Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"I received an ARC copy of this book."
I really liked this book. It was really different. Alice and Tag really belonged together. At first she was really navie and trying g so hard to please everyone. Men in this book is pretty much a sex figure only. They are treated like idiots. I really like everything about how the story was written a played out. I liked all the characters and secrets envolved in telling this story. It was really odd to read a book where women are Superior in the world but th
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Award winning author Sophie McAloon writes YA fiction with relatable heroines and rebellious heroes. Enemies-to-lovers fans will devour the slow burn romance, witty banter, and happily-ever-after that she delivers in all her stories. Sophie, who is a proud Canadian, loves spontaneous road trips, marshmallow bananas, rainy Sunday afternoons, and browsing bookstores for hours.

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