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A prescient and gripping novel of a second American civil war, and the children caught in the conflict, forced to fight.

When the president of the United States is impeached, but refuses to leave office, the country erupts into civil war.

10-year-old Hannah Miller, an orphan living in besieged Indianapolis, has joined a citizen's militia. She had nowhere else to go. And afte
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Published August 20th 2019 by Orbit
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Dianne
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Imagine the horror of a second American civil war. The atrocities people can wage on each other, but nothing could be as heinous as using children as soldiers, innocents caught up in the devastation of war when they are the greatest victims.

Two young siblings will be separated when their parents are killed, Hannah, 10, will fight with the Free Women’s militia. Her older brother, Alex, will fight with The Liberty Tree militia. They will become enemies, yet neither knows the other is alive as war
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Travis
I received an ARC of this book from Orbit in exchange for a fair and honest review.

This was not an easy book to read.

DiLouie pulls no punches and his books force us to take a long hard look in the mirror to examine uncomfortable truths. Where One of Us dealt with the horrors of extreme prejudice, Our War tackles tribalism and political radicalization.

In the near future, the president of the United States refuses to step down after being impeached. The country erupts into civil war, with libera
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Grady
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When politics fail…

American-Canadian author/journalist/educator Craig DiLouie has published many novels in the genres of thriller, apocalyptic horror and sci-fi fantasy fiction, winning many awards and securing a wide audience. But one area of focus that goes unmentioned is his uncanny ability to create novels about the causes, impact, and devastation of war. His insights into the origin of conflict and the manner in which war distorts and polarizes society, though depicted as fiction, is as fin
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David
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
I read an early copy of this book for a blurb. This is what I wrote!

"A terrifyingly believable tale that recreates the landscape of a war-torn Somalia or Sudan in the city streets of America. DiLouie captures the individual tragedy of people fighting a war that destroys the very things they are trying to save."
Alicia Smock
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wars are not something to be idolized. Hollywood today has glamorized war, encouraging audiences to root for the heroes and long for the villains to be destroyed. And yet, wars, real true wars, are not like what movies depict and only soldiers, the real true heroes who fought, will ever fully understand that. Movies and history books give viewers and readers a mere glimpse as to what actually happens. In a war, perhaps one side is right and the other is wrong… Perhaps both sides strongly prove t ...more
Mrs. Y
I want to thank the incredible team behind Craig DiLouie for asking me to read this book. I picked it up on NetGalley whom I also would like to thank for helping reviewers read books. "Our War" is a book that has some very significant relevance in the current climate of the United States.

Let me start with the first impression and one that lingered with me through reading. "Our War" was one of the most emotionally charged books I've read, especially after the shooting at the Garlic Festival, El
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Kevin Lucia
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Just wow. Disturbing, thought-provoking, yet hopeful, and enthralling. Full review soon at CDonline.
The Book Dragon
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Trigger Warning: Adult language and content as well as graphic images/violence

In this dystopian America, eerily similar to our own present time of 2019, a civil war is raging between the liberals and conservatives. The President was convicted of crimes and the Senate attempted to remove him from office; Marsh had different plans, however. He refused to leave his presidency, and the country exploded into kill or be killed. Now, there are hundreds if not thousands of individual militias, barely he
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Caitlin Farley
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The president’s refusal to be impeached by Congress plunges the USA into civil war in DiLouie’s heartfelt dystopian war novel, Our War. While peace talks in Ottawa founder, Indianapolis is under siege, the city's suburbs divided by frontlines as the well-equipped Right wing militias fight to take the city from the Left wing militias that outnumber them.

While there are several viewpoint characters in Our War, including journalist, Aubrey, and Gabrielle, an inexperienced UNICEF worker, the charac
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Aug 15, 2019 added it
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I am very mixed on how to rate this as of yet. It was really strong in a lot of places, but not as much in others. Full review to come soon along with (hopefully) a rating!
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Craig DiLouie is an author of popular thriller, apocalyptic/horror, and sci-fi/fantasy fiction.

In hundreds of reviews, Craig’s novels have been praised for their strong characters, action, and gritty realism. Each book promises an exciting experience with people you’ll care about in a world that feels real.

These works have been nominated for major literary awards such as the Bram Stoker Award and
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