Thursday, August 23, 2018

Review - Vox by Christina Dalcher

Title: Vox
Author: Christina Dalcher
Pages: 384
Publisher: HQ
Release Date: 21st August 2018
Blurb from Goodreads: 

Silence can be deafening

Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins.

Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you’re a woman.

Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to read or write.

For herself, her daughter, and for every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. This is only the beginning…

My Review:
*I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to HQ and NetGalley*

Jean McClellan's life changes overnight when females suddenly have no rights. Jean must stay home, cook and clean and look after the children. But most importantly, females can only speak one hundred words a day. If they speak more, they get an electric shock from their counters.
Jean is scared for her young daughter's future. If Sonia is encouraged not to talk will she develop as she should?
What will Jean do when she is given a chance to get her voice back, even if it's just for a few weeks?

Vox was a thought-provoking and scary read.
I liked Jean and I felt sorry for her - it would have been so hard to go from everyday life to being so restricted. I liked that the female characters in Vox were so strong.
The plot was good and held my attention. It went in a different direction to what I was expecting but I found the science interesting.
The concept of Vox was very scary but mainly because I can imagine it happening. Especially with the way things seem to be going nowadays.
The writing style was easy to follow. I'm intrigued to see what else the author writes.

Overall this was an enjoyable, thought-provoking read.

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