Review: Grounded

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Title: Grounded
Author: G.P. Ching
Publisher:Β All Night Reads

Synopsis:

In the year 2050, a secret government study nicknamed Operation Source Code injects eight volunteers with a retrovirus. The goal? To abate the energy crisis by reprogramming human DNA to power personal electronic devices. The experiment works but with disastrous consequences.

Seventeen years later, Lydia Troyer is far from concerned with the energy crisis. Growing up in the isolated community of Hemlock Hollow, life hasn’t changed much since 1698 when her Amish ancestors came to America. She milks her cow by hand, bakes fresh bread every morning, and hopes to be courted by Jeremiah, the boy who’s been her best friend since she could walk.

But when Lydia’s father has a stroke and is taken to the outside world for medical treatment, Lydia and Jeremiah leave home to visit him. An ordinary light switch thrusts Lydia into a new world where energy is a coveted commodity and her own personal history makes her the most sought-after weapon on the planet.

Grounded was a very unique and enthralling novel. It takes place in 2059, where an energy crisis has thrust the world into economic depression and the Green Republic has taken over. Unlike many dystopian novels, Lydia isn’t part of this world, heck, she’s never even seen electricity in action, let alone have to worry about a blackout. So when she sets foot out of her tight knit Amish community, she steps into a world of chaos, danger, and imminent death, when she discovers a power that changes her life.

I have never read any novel about a Amish hero/heroine, or Amish at all. This was totally new to me, and at first I didn’t know what to expect. However, I found this novel to be absolutely captivating. This girl, totally innocent and unaware of the issues the rest of the world is facing, she gets chased and hunted down, and yet she keeps her purity, never really straying from who she is, and I admire her for that. I also liked that she wasn’t a part of the society, but from outside of it. She never really understand what’s at stake, only knows that even though she inexplicably is, she doesn’t want to be a part of all the politics and battles.

I loved the two love interests and the different personalities and traits they brought to the table. There’s Jeremiah, of course, who’s the perfect guy, but then there’s Korwin, who’s electrifyingly attractive, and is struggling with what he knows as much as Lydia is struggling with who she is.

Something else I admire about this book is that IT’S A STAND ALONE NOVEL. As in THERE IS ONLY ONE BOOK. With everyΒ many dystopian books, they always have to come in a trilogy or series. There’s very rarely, if ever, just one book on it’s own. The author managed to pull this off and finish the novel satisfactorily, leaving room for the potential for a sequel, but also bringing Lydia’s story to close.

This book was so different and unique in comparison to all the other dystopian novels I’ve read. Absolutely captivating, I couldn’t put it down. Would definitely recommend you to pick it up and check it out~

Plot: 4.5/5
Characters: 5/5
World Building: 5/5
Cover: 5/5
Overall: 5/5
GoodReads Rating: 4.29/5

A copy was provided by All Night Reads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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