Review: Forced Autonomy (Phases 1-3)

Author: Lila Felix
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Published : January 3, 2014 – March 18, 2014
Publisher: Self published
Reading Challenge: Goodreads Reading Challenge
Rating: Found here, here and here
Format: E-book (mobi.) *For Review*
Young Adult/Dystopian



United States has collapsed. Those citizens who are left are in one of
two classes. One: Citizens who have undergone forced lobotomies, as
mandated by the United Nations. Two: Those who fight against their
Petra Kingsley falls under both classes. She falls in line
with the drones, pretending her procedure worked. She’s existed among
their ranks, hiding in plain sight, being worked to the bone and starved
almost to death.
Lawson is a bounty hunter of sorts. His target isn’t the guilty, it’s those who are lost in the folds of a broken society.
When he spots Petra working in the masses, he stops at nothing to help her escape.
But he has no idea who exactly he’s helping—and who will now be hunting them both?


This is a series I can not get enough of, in Forced Autonomy the United Nations have taken over the United States and now the U.S. looks like and is run like a third world country. After the president is assassinated the U.N. begins lobotomies on the people to control them. But there is those few that either escaped the cities before they were caught or those that the lobotomies did not work on.

Forced Autonomy is told in two-character views: Lawson and Petra. In phase 1 we are introduced to Lawson the guy who looks for those people in the cities that are hiding out or going through the motions in hope to not get caught, Lawson’s job is to find them and hope they will follow him out of the city to what he feels is freedom. In Phase 1, Petra is his target and when he finally finds her she tries to shank him, but ends up believing him when he says freedom is just a short drive away. In Phase 2 we find that freedom is not always what we think it is and possibly just as worse as being under U.N. rule. Phase 3 is about finding the truth however far one needs to go to get it. 

What I love about this novella series is it is fast paced, a great love story that meshes well in the story and does not take over it, and the mysteries and dangers that lurk throughout the story. When I describe this novella series to people I tell them it is similar to the show The Walking Dead without the actual zombies, meaning there is a group of people running and dodging either the U.N. or people with different interests that could harm the group, funny, one may be within the group itself.  


So worth reading! Great writing and just pulls you in and refuses to let you go!

I can’t wait to get my hands on Phase 4!

Post by: LeAnn Luckett

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