Monday, February 1, 2016

The Sixth Domicile [Teaser]

“We have no choice. All of our decisions are made for us.”

This time I saw the lips moving, in the back row. The pale lips of a young girl, her mask showing the contoured lines of her face. Her eyes squinted, almost tightly closed. She understood the consequences of saying such a thing. But she also knew this was an opportunity to say she was not satisfied with the life she was living. Maybe she longed for a choice to show her fingers and her real face. Maybe she longed for the decision of who she can be friends with and fall in love with. To see people receive a fair hearing about punishments rather than going straight to the Meurtre. In that moment, she reminded me of me.

I admired her. Her courage. It was hidden underneath her white mask with light-rose lips and slightly lilac cheeks. Her face was turned down to stare at the floor. But her eyes were staring at me. Her eyes were not scared. They were waiting. Waiting for me to lead her to choices.

I nodded at her. “We have no choices. No free will.” Now Grandmother’s explanation made sense to me. Free will to wear something other than black. Free will to be with someone we love. Free will to believe what we want to. Free will to choose

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About the Book
Title: The Sixth Domicile Author: Courtney Ruggle Genre: New Adult Dystopian
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 the mask.
But when Q becomes an Adulte, 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.
Book Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

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