Monday, 24 February 2014

Review - Contributor (Contributor, #1) by Nicole Ciacchella

Title: Contributor (Contributor, #1)
Author: Nicole Ciacchella
Pages: 233
Publisher: Sweenix Rising Books
Release date: This edition - 2nd January 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

When the Great Famine threatened the existence of mankind, the Creators saved humanity. Humanity has been their loyal subject ever since.
This history has been ingrained in seventeen-year-old Dara Morrow since her first day of Creator-sponsored school. Grateful for the life-giving necessities her Creator provides, Dara is thrilled to be one of three students chosen for an elite, year-long apprenticeship program. Now is her chance to prove herself a devoted Contributor.

But Dara’s competition is ruthless and will stop at nothing to win the competition. Worse yet, her exacting master has little patience for her.

Then Dara’s mother is seriously injured, and Dara realizes the price of being a Contributor: once you’ve outlived your usefulness, you’re discarded. Can Dara learn to manipulate the system to save not only herself, but everyone she loves?

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Thanks to Patchwork Press and Nicole Ciacchella*

3/5 stars

Dara Morrow lives in a world where people live in domes that are each controlled by a Creator.
Dara is one of three students selected for an exclusive apprenticeship and she must prove herself to be the best for the chance to be assistant to the Head Engineer.
In a world where being a good Contributor means everything, Dara learns that things in her dome aren't as she thought they were and that maybe there's more to life than being a Contributor.

I found Contributor to be a unique and enjoyable dystopian read with likeable characters and a plot that, although was slightly predictable in places, held my attention.