4/5 star Book Review: Revolution by Jessica Frances


Title:  Revolution

Series:  Standalone

Author:  Jessica Francis

Publication Date:  January 26, 2016

Genre:  Young Adult, Dystopia

Pages:  334 pages


Rating:  4/5 stars!!!!


Where to buy:  Amazon



I was raised in a world where humans no longer rule.
In the past, we made a terrible mistake by creating a new species we thought would serve us as our army, which led to our downfall.
There was a war, we lost, and many lives were massacred. It was the end of life as we knew it and the beginning of a hell we were now trapped in. We became enslaved to what we now called Superiors, becoming pets to them, simply there to entertain.
In a world so miserable, I managed to do the unthinkable: I fell in love. But even that was doomed, because to love a Superior was forbidden.
What the rest of the Superiors didn’t know was how deeply a human could love or how resilient we became when we were hurt.
The Superiors never could have imagined an uprising, which was why they never saw it coming.
Humans deserved to be free, and I would stop at nothing to deliver that promise.
My name is Tilly, and I am still alive with one sole purpose: to begin a revolution.


I had been raised to believe humans were worthless. We owned them and controlled them, and when we were done with them, we threw them away. Therefore, I never thought I would ever feel more for Tilly than disinterest. I never expected to want to save her.
It was forbidden for a Superior to love a human. No one had ever crossed that line, but I did. I fell madly in love with her, so it was no surprise how we ended up.
I was raised to be a soldier, and that was what I was always going to be. However, I was not a soldier for the Superiors, not anymore.
I became a soldier for humans, and I would stop at nothing to help them. They deserved to be free, and I would die protecting them.
My name is Johnny, and I am here with one sole purpose: to finish a revolution.

New Adult Dystopian Romance

Recommended for readers 17+ due to adult themes, sexual situations, violence and occasional swearing.
Professionally edited by C&D Editing.
Approx. 110,000 words.


I received this copy from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review.


My Review:

I really enjoyed this book and it has become one of my favorite dystopian books.  Jessica Francis has written a book with an intriguing storyline, strong characters and a heroine who just plain kicks butt.


In the future, humans created a perfect, well, human.  Unfortunately, like a lot of things, the experiment backfired and the “perfect” beings took over.  Humans became expendable, only kept as slaves or pets.  Tilly is the exception to the new rule.  She is strong, smart and learns from mistakes.  Whatever happens to her only makes her stronger.  Tilly becomes friends with Charlotte, who is her keeper, and Johnny, Charlotte’s son.  Johnny and Tilly have a forbidden friendship that grows over the years in to something more, but this puts them all at risk.  Let the revolution begin.


Written in a unique format of alternating character voices and past/present, Revolution is a unique treat in the YA book universe.


My Recommendation:  Add this to you TBR list and grab a copy ASAP!




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