Q437B is about to become an Adulte and be forced to marry a man she does not love. She loves B116A, her childhood friend, which is strictly forbidden within the Domicile. B has shown Q the world outside of the Domicile and it is nothing like what is taught in school. In their passion for one another they have committed the ultimate crime by revealing their faces which are forever hidden behind masks.
Q is torn between exposing the lies of the Elders and keeping B, her grandmother, and herself safe by conforming. What she does not realize is that there are many within the Domicile watching her every move. Some who seek to punish her and some who view her as the spark for a new revolution.
Ruggles’ first book in the Domicile series, The Sixth Domicile, is told from Q’s point of view. Q’s character is very well developed. The suppressive dystopian future is described in just the right amount of detail. The story is nicely paced and has some surprising twists.
The book I was given to read for this review had many typographical errors. I have contacted Ruggles and hopefully, she will have them corrected when you read her novel. It’s a good story and I hope to read the next installment. 4 out of 5 stars.
I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.