This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (Goodreads, B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite
The Compound by Robert Sean Morrison is a stellar work with a setting that lovers of the dystopian genre will be delighted to revel in. It’s the aftermath of the Third Civil War, and the United States has undergone tremendous changes — economic, political, and social — and the country is divided into eight sections, now renamed. With the breakdown of the country comes the stratification of people based on knowledge.
Ethan Sharp, an orphan, finds himself in a very privileged group, but his instincts don’t want him there. Working close to Dr. Jarek Thorne, his superior, Ethan gets to know prejudice and injustice from close quarters and, restless, he is determined to make change happen. Powerful events involving the loss of his caregiver and falling in love will thrust him into making decisions that will affect the lives of many people, and of the Novus Octo itself. Can he follow through with what he has started?
Robert Sean Morrison has written a very beautiful story around a compelling and interesting character, a story with many lessons for readers. Ethan Sharp is a character that readers will love to follow, the kind of man who stands out, a man with the courage to follow his heart in spite of the policies and common practices in his society. The plot is fast-paced and character-driven, well-imagined and executed with mastery. The writing is excellent, rippled with powerful and engrossing images. The Compound is a gripping tale, an exciting read with a great setting, exciting storyline, endearing themes, and great conflict.