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Toskaheart by Alia Hess
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it was amazing
bookshelves: dystopian, ebook, fiction, lgbtqia

”He wasn’t sure how relatable he was. Joining this science venture was more of an escape than a noble cause… Still, he was here to create a better life for himself away from bad friends and a government squashing him under its thumb...."

This story is set just before the start of Hess' Travelers series. Sasha is a young man living in a much different 'Moscov' than we think of, one where everyone is tracked by identity chips, given little freedom and pills that make you compliant and actually make you take them. Sasha's grandmother is the last of his family, and she's elderly. His best friend isn't...and Sasha's being used at every turn except by his friend Ivan who seems to have his own agenda.

Sasha connects with a small group of relocated Russians in America studying the effects of a vaccine the head (Dr Orlov) to help those who are left from the plague that decimated the known world long before, leaving pockets of "civilization" behind that will be introduced as the series evolves. (It's hard not to give away the future without spoilers...)

I love this series! Hess' ability to spin tales keeps you wanting more of their work and their storytelling abilities evolve you become more and more of a "traveler" yourself. I can hardly wait to see what they come up with next! Sasha is a unique character in a unique dystopian world. Highly Recommended 5/5

[disclaimer: I received this book from the author and voluntarily read and reviewed it]
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Reading Progress

December 1, 2019 – Shelved
December 1, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
January 19, 2020 – Started Reading
January 19, 2020 – Shelved as: dystopian
January 19, 2020 – Shelved as: ebook
January 19, 2020 – Shelved as: fiction
January 19, 2020 – Shelved as: lgbtqia
January 29, 2020 –
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"serial 1,2,3,4,5"
February 6, 2020 –
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"#5 #6 series"
February 13, 2020 – Finished Reading

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