Carrier (The Line #1)
by Anne Tibbets
Twenty-two -year-old Naya has spent nearly half her life as a sex slave in a government institution called The Line. When she’s kicked out after getting pregnant with twins, she’s got no way to earn a living and a horrifying choice to make: find someone to replace her, or have her babies taken in her stead.
A doctor with a history of aiding ex-Line girls, Ric Bennett, wants to help. He runs a team of rebels that can delete Naya’s records and free her forever. But when The Line sniffs out his plan, things get bloody, fast. Naya means more to them than just a chance at fresh faces—her twins are part of the government’s larger plan.
As they hide from government search parties, Ric comes to admire Naya’s quiet strength. And Naya realizes Ric might be a man she can trust. If they make it off the grid, they could build a new life. But first they’ll have to survive the long, vicious reach of The Line.
Naya doesn't remember a lot about her life with her real parents. She worked for a lady in a kitchen until she was old enough to become a sex slave. She has been a sex slave for most of her life. Now gets pulled off the line and is told she is pregnant. She has the chance to be free forever with her children if she brings a replacement in for herself. Once outside she quickly learns how it is outside the Line. She finds she can't subject another girl to the life she has led. She finds help in the form of some rebels. Doctor Ric Bennett gives her hope of keeping her children and being free. She finds he is the first man she thinks she can trust. They uncover with some help what really is going on and see Naya and her children are part of a bigger plan by The Line. As they are being hunted by government officials Naya just wants to get off the grid and have a normal life, but she may have to take down the line to do so.
Naya is someone who in her time on The Line has lived and that is about it. She goes away in her mind to get away from the horror she has to live each day. I don't blame her one bit either. She has had a horrible life. She has a strength even she doesn't understand yet and she doesn't want anyone else to go through what she has. She can be protective of others as well. Ric is so great. He tries his best to help girls who are taken off the Line and wants it shut down. He as t be quiet about it as it could cost him his life if he didn't. He doesn't believe in treating the girls like they are being treated. He doesn't try anything on Naya even as when he gets to know her he likes her. He just wants her safe and happy.
I wouldn't recommend this to any who are offended easy as you can tell from the blurb it involves a horrible place and Naya is in a bad situation. There isn't any graphic scenes but it is still hard to take for some. I thought this one would be different from other dystopian type books. It is that. The author does a great job in writing it as it is easy to follow and you see what a crappy place it is. I had a few things I didn't like but it was just me. I wanted to know more about her parents and how they could send her off like they did. I also had trouble connecting with Naya. What I did like was Ric. He was a great guy who did everything he could to save the girls on the line. He risk everything for them and doesn't ask anything for anything back. I do like that Naya decides they are her kids and no one is taking them from her no matter how she got pregnant. it showed she had good in her. She also doesn't want to leave anyone behind. It is a steady paced book that does keep your interest. I will be looking for more books by this author as I like the writing style.
3 out of 5 Stars