Lie to Me by Gracen Miller (Review by Cassandra – #NerdGirlLola)

Lie To Me


Title: Lie to Me

Author: Gracen Miller

Published Date: March 24th 2016

Genre:  Dystopian Romance


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In the 23rd century, war has ravaged the planet.

A biological weapon has decimated the population, and those who remain have been driven to desperate measures to survive. Over the course of a century, evolution delivers an answer — the Xeno gene, which provides its bearers with immunity to disease. All adolescent girls are tested for the X-gene, and carriers are obligated to bear children for the good of the human race.

The promise of salvation comes at a terrible price.

Stone Emmerson, heir to a position of supreme power, is surprised to learn his best friend Kella is an X-gene carrier. He’s quick to claim her as his own, but as a mere servant, Kella can’t help but doubt his motives. Before he can offer the protection of his name, she escapes his household. Mourning her loss, Stone becomes a black sheep among his peers by focusing on the welfare of his people.

While survival and freedom hang in the balance…

Starting over under an assumed name, Kella is a founding member of the X-Diplomats, a radical group dedicated to stopping enforced X-gene testing and promoting equal rights for commoners. Years pass before she crosses paths with Stone again. As the web of deceit that has come between them unravels, their love begins to grow. But can Stone turn a blind eye to Kella’s violent revolution and see the justice of her cause? Or will their differences prove too great to overcome?

What price would you pay to break the chains of oppression?


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***# Review***
Kella and Stone’s story is captivating from the start, Stone, a Regent heir-apparent, and Kella, a commoner or Dreg as they are called in the book, become unlikely friends when Kella’s mom starts working for Stone’s dad, the current Regent. When Kella is found to be positive for the Xeno gene and put up for auction, Stone does the only thing he can to ensure her safety, he buys her. Things go from bad to worse when someone interferes and Kella get a chance to escape and takes it.
Flash forward eight years, Stone is now the Regent of his Quadrant and Kella is living under an assumed name as a member of the X-Diplomats. All hell breaks loose when they cross paths and the past comes back to rear its ugly head.

This book was amazing and I absolutely loved it. The characters are my favorite part of the whole book. Kella is a no holds barred badass who is more than capable of taking care of herself and I totally loved Stone for his devotion to Kella even when he thought the worst.

Now Stone and Kella are great don’t get me wrong but I loved James, aka Satan, and Reaper just as much. If I had to complain about anything it would be that I wished this was part of a series with each character getting their own book.

The story was engaging and kept me on my toes. The book is written in the dual perspective writing style and I really enjoy that. I like being able to see the story from both main characters’ point of view. Another thing I liked about the book was all the technology described. There were quite a few things in there I wish were real.

Overall this is an amazing read and would totally recommend it to anyone over the age of 18.


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