Monday, April 1, 2013

Glistening Haven Book Review




A sexy dystopian novel, The Glistening Haven is set in the future where society's attempt for beauty and perfection nearly destroyed it. Murder, sex, duplicity and drama; join us in the world of New Haven 56.

Susan Monroe doesn't ask for much: good grades from her children, a house with room for a pool, to be the best Tupperware party host in New Haven 56.

But inside her tranquil 1950s styled community, a monster lurks. A monster that lives inside Susan, and every one of her superficially perfect neighbors, held in check by the oppressive police state that rules over them.

Susan's happy life is torn apart when her teenage son goes missing the same night an explosion rips apart the community. Susan knows it’s only a matter of time before the police start breaking down their doors.

Before the reconditioning begins and Susan's identity is lost, she must do one final thing.

Find her son.
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My Review
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Susan Monroe has a perfect family and a perfect life.  She has two kids and a loving husband.  What she doesn’t realize is her content life isn’t quite realistic.  Her family is given monthly rations; their supposed happy life has been due to reconditioning.  Travis Reynolds, the Chief of Police in New Haven 56, is human.  He’s aware that this 50s community he, his wife and daughter live in isn’t realistic.  But he makes it is duty to keep this community safe from harm.

This book was like The Stepford Wives on super steroids!  The biggest decision for the women was what kind of welcome package to bring their new neighbors.  This was a fun read for me, lots of unexpected twists to keep you engrossed throughout the novel.  My favorite character was Jenna, she was a Glistening bounty hunter, she’d capture them for reconditioning and then they’re placed in a New Haven to begin their new lives.  This book had it all, action, suspense and mystery.  This is one of the best dystopian novels I’ve read in quite awhile.

 About the Author
Jill Cooper loves tea more than coffee and is obsessed over finding that perfect recipe. She lives in Danvers, MA with two cats, a toddler, a husband, and a 1964 yellow taxi. Her life is chaotic, but fun. She is currently working on a new Sci-fi thriller and the sequel to the Dream Slayer.
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1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, this book sounds like a good one to read after the kiddos are in bed! I've never heard of this author before. Thanks for sharing!
    Dede

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