Insensate ( The Dissolute Trilogy # 1)
by Michelle Horst
The Virtuous feel it’s their duty to send seven Crusaders out every year – into the Dissolutes’ Ecocity – to at least try and see if there are still people worth saving. Thus far none have returned. You’d think after years of no one coming back, they would realize it’s not working. Surely all those people can’t all still be trying to convert the Dissolute?
Our Ecocity abides by way of the seven virtues since the wars have ended. I’d say live, but I wouldn’t go that far. No one is truly alive around here if you ask my opinion, but I wouldn’t dare say that out loud. If someone dares go against the System of Principles, they get judged by the Emissaries, and if found blameworthy of an act against any of the Seven Virtues they are cast out to become a Dissolute. The Emissaries are clever, they never use words like hate, love, religion, nor faith and hope. I’ve read about those words and I think words like ‘hope’ and ‘faith’ might wake the people up, make them less zombie-like.
*Received an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review*
First of all I must tell you that I don’t read Dystopian at all !! Like, I haven’t read “The Divergent Series” or “Hunger Games Series.” Go figure !
But this was something i was so impatient to read and TRY dystopian just because of this lovely cover ! I am in love with these colors.
But apart from the cover, the book itself was worth a shot ! It was my first Dystopian novel and I truly loved it.
The story was so grabbing that i couldn’t put it down. Michelle Horst has nailed it !!
The story is about war and freedom. There are two rivals Virtuous and Dissolutes, there is a war between them. Virtuous have the ritual to choose seven people every year and send them to the World of Dissolutes to save the people and spread the word.
Jai is chosen to go in the other world but she doesn’t know that everything is not the way it looks like.
The story was very fascinating, it kept me on the edge of the seat right from the beginning and i was thoroughly turning pages to see what happens next.
Amazing piece of art, full of emotions, feelings of survival and first love !
Can’t wait to read the next book.