I won a print copy of Construct 11 Part 1 by Anna Lynn Miller in a Goodreads giveaway.
Construct 11 is a futuristic, dystopian society masquerading as a Utopian society (how do you think this is gonna work out?). Faintly reminiscent of Logan's Run.
Author Anna Lynn Miller does an outstanding job of bringing the reader into this closed society. Construct 11 refers to a building erected post nuclear war. The current timeline is so far removed from the war as to refer to the time as "New Clear".
This story is sooo goood! I was captivated immediately. The perfect society is starting to come apart at the seams (wouldn't be much of a story if it wasn't), or at least is not as perfect as it would like to believe. I'll let you decide that one. A refreshing aspect of Construct 11 is that the lines of conflict are not defined by age or gender or even societal status. It's nice to not have young vs old or male vs female and the like.
The author does a great job of staying grounded in the world she has created. The story remains internally consistent throughout. The characters are true to the premise. I found no inconsistencies which would upset the flow of the read.
Joy of joys! Our author does not resort to the dreaded, hated, vilified, and totally without redeeming social value cliff hanger! Since this is the first book in a series, of course the ending has to be structured to keep us interested, and it does that. So thank you, thank you, thank you Ms. Miller.
As I said, first in a series (#2 is already out). I recommend you check out Construct 11 Part 1 by Anna Lynn Miller. A great escapist read.