The Eden Conspiracy

Click here to read my review for the first book in the series.

The Liberty Box was a first read in the genre in a long time. I did enjoy it so much, I embarked on The Eden Conspiracy, the second book in the Liberty Box trilogy by author C.A. Gray.

Gray, a Naturopathic Medical Doctor, is also the author of the YA Fantasy Piercing the Veil trilogy.

I am relatively unfamiliar with the dystopian genre and the only New Adult novels I dabble in are fantasy books. So, this came as a surprise, I did not think I will enjoy reading the first two books in The Liberty box trilogy this much. Gray has a way to sway you between the realms of fiction and reality. The revolutionary theme and the autocratic regime reflect the real world we live in, its history and past uprising.

In The Eden Conspiracy we catch on with the protagonists facing their newly exposed existence, the destruction of the caves and the elimination of most of the refugees. Jackson MacNamera, Kate Brandies and the surviving rebels have Kate’s fiancé Will Anderson, a hacker who returned from the dead, to thank for their survival. As Will joins the remaining rebels, he divulges the Potentate’s international expansion plan and the new risks they are now facing.

The challenges the surviving rebels face create a divide among them. The Council, a once peaceful hierarchy structure, reveals itself as an authoritarian ruling system amongst the rebels. The Council’s plan to escape to New Estonia leaves little hope for success, their plan is full of flaws. On the other hand, the opposing rebels believe in the effectiveness of the freeing citizens from government control and spreading the truth.

As Kate takes a defining stand, her character evolves from the damsel in distress she was brainwashed to be, to the rebel she had been all along. Her newfound purpose pushes her to take the biggest risk as she embarks on a rescue mission to extract her brother from the Republic of America, which triggers a whole chain of events and tests her strength to withstand the government’s lies.

Without revealing further details and spoilers, The Eden Conspiracy has all the elements that will keep you hanging on your toes. As the story evolves, the reader’s predictions uncover one unexpected twist after the other and a mind blowing cliffhanger.

Gray has definitely surpassed herself in The Liberty Box sequel. For a YA, it is as appealing to a young audience as well as a more mature one.

Source: I received the second book in this series, The Eden Conspiracy, to help promote its release in exchange for my honest review.
Series: Book 2 of The Liberty Box series


The Liberty Box


I didn’t know what to feel when I received my ARC (advance reading copy) of The Liberty Box by author C.A. Gray. The genre was new to me.  I was delighted to add dystopian fiction to my never-ending TBR.

The back story revolves around the Republic of America, the crushing tyranny of its potentate, and his abiding tribunal. As the story unfolds we learn from the characters about the totalitarian system they live in, and the formation of the republic that came to be after the economic collapse of the United States.

Kate Brandeis the heroine can be at times annoying. Nevertheless, she grows up on you as she matures, opens her eyes to the surrounding reality and starts fighting the system. Kate, with the help of Jackson the foreign rebel, not only expands her vision but starts to question all she was led to believe that’s proven untrue.

Jackson MacNamera, who was taught mind control, sees the world with his own eyes and not as we are led to view it. He discovers his purpose in life once he escapes capture and flees The Liberty Box.

The Liberty Box resonates in so many level. It is thought-provoking and believably real. It parallels a fictitious world to humanity’s present and future.

Series: Book 1 of The Liberty Box series

Source: I received this book to help promote the release of the second book in this series, The Eden Conspiracy, and in exchange for my honest review.