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Unregistered

(Children of the Uprising #1)

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4.37  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Living the ideal life is a human right, unless you’re unregistered.

Living under the watchful eye of the Metrics Worldwide Government has its perks. Citizens are assigned a life, so they don’t worry about finding schools, jobs, or spouses for themselves. They’re even allowed to have one child, enabling them to focus on raising an ideal son or daughter and experience an opt
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Kindle Edition, 202 pages
Published March 10th 2018 by City Owl Press
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WorD Publishing-pgh
Love the world building Megan Lynch created in this unique universe. Looking forward to reading more stories from this dystopian universe.

Susan Csoke
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bristol Ray shared a room with his mother and sister Denver in a controlled environment with street cameras to watch everyone and a curfew to be obeyed. Tracking chips were implanted in their hands. They were the UNREGISTERED!!!!! Thank you Goodreads for this free book.
Chasity Martin
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg’sh! Read this in one day!! Megan Lynch, you rock!! I met you at the 37th annual Kentucky book fair and enjoyed our short conversation, so much so, I purchased this book!! So lead the way to the next chapter! I can’t wait!!!
Katie Blythe
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review*

In the future, American government has made it so everything is done and figured out for everyone. It is made up of tiers where 1’s are the richest, best, most inspiring people to become, and 5’s are the lowest class where they have crappy jobs, not as much money, and are looked down upon. When kids are at a certain age they are put into a drawing to see what type of job and spouse they will have. The government usually tr
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Clabe Polk
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Imagine a world in which there is a rigidly controlled caste system, where one must apply for marriage which may be approved to into a lower or higher caste depending upon your social indiscretions, your intelligence or simply where the government needs workers. Imagine that art is non-existent, that one can be imprisoned simply for being ‘different’, that racial differences are ironed out by controlled manipulating marriages and strictly controlling births. Imagine that no one is allowed to see ...more
Cheryl
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"But consider this: fewer people and more technology is always the better way."

It is the future and Metrics Worldwide Government controls all aspects of the lives of citizens. People are divided into Tiers 1 through 5, with Tier 1 getting the most privileges, including preferred jobs, housing, spouses.

People are allowed to live to exactly 75 years old. They get married at 25 years old, after having their spouse chosen for them. Their jobs are chosen for them. The food they're allowed to eat is c
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Kayla
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like dystopian novels, but they often are missing something. They over-explain the dystopia’s rules, they only show the structure in limited spheres of life, they only show one character’s POV, etc. Unregistered avoids all the typical pitfalls of a dystopian novel and gives us a new world to explore.

We get to follow several characters as they navigate their spheres: prison, school, work, home. These scenes allow us to see how the system works in all levels of life while also letting us learn
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Christa
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Author M Lynch hit the nail on the head illustrating a dystopian society in a way that is relatable to the YA reader, a good read for both the young and not so young adult!

The Metrics Government, in Unregistered, controls all facets of its citizens lives, as small as a severely limited choice in clothing to as major as choosing your spouse if you wish to marry. If that's not bad enough the real kicker is how the Criminal Justice System is run, unbelievable! Well worth the read to discover that
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Jamie
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The dystopian world presented in Unregistered is interesting and feels lived in, but what really makes this book work are the characters. Each one has a distinct voice and an interesting arc. The relationships between them feel natural, and I'm looking forward to seeing how they evolve in the next volume.
InD'tale Magazine
"Unregistered" is quite engaging, with deep, thought-provoking ideas of government.

Read full review in the 2017 December issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Adam Caus
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The only complaint I have about the book is that I have to wait for the next installment. Unregistered is a unique take on a popular genre, and ties in so much of what we see happening today. M. Lynch is an amazing talent and I cannot wait to see what she puts out next!
Michelle King
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, and I can't wait for the sequel! It was hard to put down - I read it in 2 days. I do really like both YA and dystopian novels, so this book was right up my alley. But if you don’t tend to like those kinds of books then you probably wouldn’t like this one.
Sheryl Martin
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an e-copy of this book from netgalley and I was really impressed. It wasn't just a retelling of the hunger games, the giver, or divergent. It was different with extremely relatable characters who you loved and villians who you hated. A great great book.
Julie Riggs
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Please read my daughter's book and ignore the typo on page 166.
Caitlin Farley
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bristol is a second child in a world where second children are no longer allowed. According to the worldwide Metrics government, he barely exists at all. Bristol can never become an artist, no matter how talented he is. Instead, he paints graffiti in the hours after curfew, leaving vivid messages on walls throughout the city. Samara lives close to one of the walls Bristol regularly paints on and is an admirer of his work. She’s shocked and saddened when the government announces that they’ve capt ...more
Dan Lawton
Unregistered is a totalitarian tale following a handful of citizens and their various statuses in this world. An "unregistered" is one who has not been assigned into one of the government classes of people, based on their being an unwanted/accidental second child of their parents. It's a dystopian world based on what sounded like an intriguing concept. I found myself struggling to differentiate between the characters, and couldn't help but wonder if the story's pace was going to pick up. I think ...more
Cherity
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is sort of a different spin on the Handmaid's Tale-like society - former United States, segregated classes of people where moving up is highly unlikely, highly regulated society, however the main problem in this book is too many people so the government is trying to limit fertility and get rid of extra people including children. I couldn't put the book down and now waiting for a sequel.
E.J. Wenstrom
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A science fiction story with a lot of heart. I warmed up quickly to all four of the core characters within this grim dystopian world.

The later chapters, particularly when the characters [SPOILER ALERT] reach the safe house and discover the books, was reminiscient to me of the heart found in Farenheit 451, with a soul anchored in the importance of stories in making us fully human.
Jane Firebaugh
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I very much enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the others in the series.
If you like dystopian stories such as Hunger Games and Divergent, I highly recommend this book.
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