Oct 12, 2015




david estes.

Publisher  David Estes.
Publication Date: December 1,2014
Genre:YA Dystopian | Thriller.
Format|Pages: E Book|418
 Source: Author sent copy, for review

*I received an E copy of the book from author, in exchange of honest review*

Someone must die before another can be born...

As sea levels rise and livable landmasses shrink, the Reorganized United States of America has instituted population control measures to ensure there are sufficient resources and food to sustain the growing population. Birth authorization must be paid for and obtained prior to having a child. Someone must die before another can be born, keeping the country in a population neutral position at what experts consider to be the optimal population. The new laws are enforced by a ruthless government organization known as Pop Con, responsible for terminating any children resulting from unauthorized births, and any illegals who manage to survive past their second birthday, at which point they are designated a national security threat and given the name Slip.

But what if one child slipped through the cracks? What if someone knew all the loopholes and how to exploit them? Would it change anything? Would the delicate resource balance be thrown into a tailspin, threatening the lives of everyone?

And how far would the government go to find and terminate the Slip?

In a gripping story of a family torn apart by a single choice, Slip is a reminder of the sanctity of a single life and the value of the lives we so often take for granted.


Another trilling addition by DAVID ESTES . I met David back in 2012 and since then there haven’t been a single book of his that I didn’t like. Since then I had become good friends with an author, but this in no way affect my review. SLIP wasn’t what I had expected and unlike any books that I have read. Through the years I have read quite few dystopian novels but none were anything like this one was. It was original and I thought that concept of the story was amazing. Getting permission before child is born? Killing ones that are born illegally, how can that not make an interesting story? I couldn’t get enough of story, I felt invested in each of character’s life’s and needed to find out what is going happen to them next. How could I not? To me, those characters became like my friends.

I loved Estes’s writing style in this book, it fit the story well. It was interesting to follow each of character’s life from start when both of them were little kids. Of course I loved the name Benson and out of all characters, besides his mother Janice, I felt like he changed the most. I saw him changed from an unconfident child which is not what I saw in Benson as teenager. I never saw as thief while I watched him grow up but I think that one of things that helped him gain some confidence. I loved the connection that he and Lucy had, I knew there was something there, even before he kissed her and she freaked out. I do think that he should tell his first soon, because if he doesn’t soon, it’s going to blow up in his face I feel like.

Harrison was another amazing character, and so much different from his twin brother Benson. I knew that Benson must been his brother but them being twins never crossed my mind. I can’t even begin to imagine how it must felt like to find out that you had twin. I do wonder what’s going happen now that they know each other, how their relationship be like. Characters and the storyline wasn’t only what I loved about the book. Did you see the cover? Just the cover itself will want you pick up the book even if you don’t know what the book is about. You will be able to figure by cover alone that it’s going be an intense, adventure filled novel. I love fact that the boy on cover that I am guessing is Benson has two different eye colors. Eye capturing cover, title.

Do you love dystopian novels? SLIP is a novel that you should check out; it’s unlike others out there. Once you pick it up, be ready to spend hours reading it. That’s what I did. Be ready for a thrilling adventure.


David Estes said...

Awesome review! Thanks very much and I'm so glad you enjoyed Slip :)

Jenia. said...

You are welcome! It was amazing :)

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