Good Wednesday everyone . Have you ever had a book that was really good and you sit and read it in an afternoon. That is the way it was with THE SIX DOMICILE (The domicile series book 1) by Courtney Ruggles.
In a future ravaged by greed and war, The Domicile has emerged. A new civilization governed by clandestine Elders where citizens are united by white masks and uniform identities. To remove one’s mask, to go outside the Domicile, to show defiance, means being sent to the Meurtre, a horrifying death sentence.
Q437B doesn’t follow the rules. She craves sunlight, dares to love her childhood friend B116A, and–the most forbidden of all–has seen the true face of her beloved beneath his mask.
But when Q becomes an Adult, The Domicile threatens to take away everything that makes her happy. She is forced to marry an abusive soldier who demands she conform.
Whispers spread about the unconventional lessons she teaches her new students. And when Q openly disobeys the Elders, the people become restless, questioning the truth of the world in the wake of such defiance.
Rumblings of discontent stir as others begin to follow the path toward their freedom. The Revolution has begun, and Q is the spark that ignited the flames.
The Sixth Domicile is book 1 in the Domicile Series, A New Adult dystopian. Fans of Veronica Roth’s Divergent and Ally Condie’s Matched series will love The Sixth Domicile.
This is a coming of age book that will make you go hmmmmm. Set in the future after a revolution has wiped out mostly everything . People are housed in 10 different domiciles around the world. They are all dressed the same in all black with no skin showing and masks that never come off . They are decorated but not allowed to come off . Their names are stripped away and they are given only letters to tell who they are. There are rules set down by the Elders, a group of men hidden away .
Q437B is a young lady growing up in this domicile , she questions the rules and doesn't want to abide by them . With her best friend and love B she feels the sun on her face and the grass under her feet.
Until the day that is taken away from her and she is forced to marry a man that was picked for her . A man who she doesn't love and is forced to conform to the rules . But there is more to every story and will Q and B be together and will they rise above the Elders.
The characters in this novel are complex and are well developed . The story is told in Q's point of view. She is strong and trying to conform. She is a free spirit that just wants to live her life with her best friend B and find love. You see her transform and go through hell and come back out the other side stronger and more willing to fight for what is right. She wants to teach the kids about free will but is torn between that and keeping B and her grandmother safe. She is a fight in every sense of the word . B is a sweet guy that any girl would fall in love with . He is tough but sweet and wants more then the domicile can offer . He would do anything for Q to the point of letting her go outside the domicile with him. They are best friends and in love with each other . They will do anything survive and be together, even die. I must say all the characters are written very well , you have your evil ones and the ones that you might think are evil but turn out to be good . You will cheer all these characters on.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the story line had me sucked in from the first chapter . It reminds me of the movies that M.NIGHT SHAMALA directed . People living in a place where you are only known by a letter and a number . The author takes us on a ride, full of twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages. You will cheer and shed a tear or two as you read . I must say this book gave me a book hangover . I had to finish it off and find out what happened to Q and B. I can't wait for book two to come out and see what happens. I want to know if Q and B survive and find the true happiness they deserve. If you want great dystopian book full of twists and turns . Check it out . I know you won't be disappointed
4.5 stars for me