Season 1 | Uncured Series

Fiction - Dystopia
145 Pages
Reviewed on 12/04/2020
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Author Biography

"Struggling artist fueled by Starbucks & pizza, hoarder of books & kitties." Maggie Ray is a small-business owner living on the East Coast of Canada, where she has been writing fiction and winning book awards for the last fifteen years.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

The government has issued a decree that all citizens must undergo a cure for mental illness, and a young girl immune to the first cure tries to hide the fact she is different in the frightening dystopian novel, Citizen (Uncured Season 1) by Maggie Ray. Sabine Laroux and her friend Rory are caught by peacekeepers the night they sneaked into the bride market. That night everything changed, and it was the last time Sabine saw Rory. A government edict mandated that every household is assigned a peacekeeper, and every citizen is required to undergo the procedure to be mentally cured. Sabine is one of the first to experience the cure, but for some reason, it hadn't taken effect on her. Everybody else has become soulless zombies, and Sabine has to hide her cognizance from the peacekeepers in order to preserve her humanity. Was she the only one left with their soul intact? Is there anyone left in the world Sabine can trust with her life?

Total government control is frighteningly displayed in the unsettling and disturbing dystopian novel Citizen (Uncured Season 1) by Maggie Ray. It is a captivating story with a provocative plot and a suspenseful storyline. The dark setting, fantastical urban backdrop, and absolute government control of the populace is an ominous combination of elements that create a disturbing and lingering unease that is hard to shake off. Similar in nature to George Orwell's novel 1984, in which individuality is censored, the portentous account is not only thought-provoking but also nightmare-inducing. Skillfully written, the plot flows at a brisk pace, building a compelling story arc that is brimming with action, suspense, and drama, culminating in an abrupt and exciting conclusion. It is an electrifying dystopian tale that is unforgettable!