The Office of Mercy

The Office of Mercy Twenty Four Year Old Natasha Wiley Lives In America Five A High Tech, Underground, Utopian Settlement Where Hunger And Money Do Not Exist, Everyone Has A Job, And All Basic Needs Are Met But When Her Mentor And Colleague, Jeffrey, Selects Her To Join A Special Team To Venture Outside For The First Time, Natasha S Allegiances To Home, Society, And Above All To Jeffrey Are Tested She Is Forced To Make A Choice That May Put The People She Loves Most In Grave Danger And Change The World As She Knows It. Normally I don t keep reading books that irritate me, but I just kept punishing myself with this gem of a novel.I m always wary of synopsis that promise that fans of awesome book, or awesome author with LOVEthis novel Apparently, fans of The Hunger Games should love The Office of Mercy Well, I loved The Hunger Games Ergo, I loved The Office of Mercy Uh, no No I didn t.The Office of Mercy is a dystopian that tells the story of Natasha, a citizen in America Five American Five is a 305 y Normally I don t keep reading books that irritate me, but I just kept punishing myself with this gem of a novel.I m always wary of synopsis that promise that fans of awesome book, or awesome author with LOVEthis novel Apparently, fans of The Hunger Games should love The Office of Mercy Well, I loved The Hunger Games Ergo, I loved The Office of Mercy Uh, no No I didn t.The Office of Mercy is a dystopian that tells the story of Natasha, a citizen in America Five American Five is a 305 year old post storm settlement that swept 5.9 billion folks from the face of the earth And by swept, I mean bombed the earth back into the Stone Age The Alphas, who
I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of this book The summary hinted at The Hunger Games, so I was both excited and skeptical Like THG, this is set in a futuristic America And that s where the similarity ends This book is HEAVY From the first pages, it will cause your mind to bend in ways you don t expect from fiction It will test your sense of morality Make you question right and wrong at every turn of the page.You ll pass judgement I think that s what the author intends , and y I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of this book The summary hinted at The Hunger Games, so I was both excited and skeptical Like THG, this is set in a futuristic America And that s where the s
I was excited to see this book at the library, as the jacket blurb made it seem like it was right up my alley From the get go, however, I was pretty disappointed The internal logic is flimsy, the writing alternates between overly florid and choppy, the main love interest is totally creepy, and the world building is haphazard and shallow.We re introduced to America Five and their perfect life There s no hunger, no poverty, no want of any kind Sexual relationships are discouraged by the founde I was excited to see this book at the library, as the jacket blurb made it seem like it was right up my alley From the get go, however, I was pretty disappointed The internal logic is flimsy, the writing alternates between overly florid and choppy, the main love interest is totally creepy, and the world building is haphazard and shallow.We re introduced to America Five and their perfect life There s no hunger, no poverty, no want of any kind Sexual relationships are discouraged by the founders, the Alphas, and purely intellectual relationships based on the Ethical Code are encouraged I can only surmise that all these people are sterile since there s no contraception and physical relation
Had put this on interlibrary loan reserve so long ago that I forgot what this book was about Basically it s about brainwashing and social conditioning leading people to believe they are being ethical and merciful when they re actually being murderous.TRIGGER WARNING Genocide, re education. Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy I m going to be completely honest here and say what we re all thinking a comparison to both George Orwell and Suzanne Collins in the same sentence doesn t exactly make sense, does it And while I appreciate the publisher s desire to pull in THE HUNGER GAMES audience, if you go into THE OFFICE OF MERCY looking for another Katniss, you re going to be disappointed Not because THE OFFICE OF MERCY is in any way inferior to THE HUNGER GAMES, but it s a t Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy I m going to be completely honest here and say what we re all thinking a comparison to both George Orwell and Suzanne Collins in the same sentence doesn t exactly make sense, does it And while I appreciate the publisher s desire to pull in THE HUNGER GAMES audience, if you go into THE OFFICE OF MERCY looking for another Katniss, you re going to be disappointed Not because THE OFFICE OF MERCY is in any way inferior to THE HUNGER GAMES, but it s a totally different type of book in the same way that Collins and Orwell wrote very different works, even though they may both have books that take
If they cannot be made good they must be killed A Federal agent spoke those words to the Sac and Fox Indians during their removal from Illinois More than a hundred years later and half way around the world we destroyed villages in order to save them Ariel Djanikian moves this meme into a post apocalyptic future in her first novel, The Office of Mercy The good guys are the technologically advanced people living inside America Five, a domed city, whose Alphas had unleashed the apocalypse If they cannot be made good they must be killed A Federal agent spoke those words to the Sac and Fox Indians during their removal from Illinois More than a hundred years later and half way around the world we destroyed villages in order to save them Ariel Djanikian moves this meme into a post apocalyptic future in her first novel, The Office of Mercy The good guys are the technologically advanced people living inside America Five, a domed city, wh
Here s a braver new world with somewhat less sex andpsycho soma Examining the high price of paradise, The Office of Mercy forces the reader to see war and eternal life from another prospective as the truth of America Five unravels Natasha learns at what price sweeps bring peace and that the reality of eternal life is not for all, and we see her world as heartless and controlling I d like to see a book telling the stories of the Alphas I found the ending heavy and, yes, the book m Here s a braver new world with somewhat less sex andpsycho soma Examining the high price of paradise, The Office of Mercy forces the reader to see war and eternal life from another prospective as the truth of America Five
Much, much less corny than I would have thought from the premise. Haunting, spellbinding and thought inducing.The Office of Mercy is the type of book where just when you think you know which side you stand on everything shifts and your left wondering whose opinions are the right ones While this dystopian novel mirrored many young adult novels, there was an added elements that made it stand on it s own It was the first adult dystopian novel I read so some of the situations were a bitmature, but I think it would be a novel that any adult or teen would en Haunting, spellbinding and thought inducing.The Office of Mercy is the type of book where just when you think you know which side you stand on everything shifts and your left wondering whose opinions are the right ones While this dystopian novel mirrored many young adult novels, there was an added elements that made it stand on it s own It was the first adult dystopian novel I read so some of the situations were a bitmature, but I think it would be a novel that any adult or teen would enjoy Natasha was refreshing character She was a bit feisty and didn t go along with the stream of followers She knew what she seeing and feeling was not right and instead of continuing the blind trust, she took matters into her own hands to right some of the wrongs of her soc
Unnerving and powerful, but ultimately too bleak for my taste, The Office of Mercy is at first glance your typical run of the mill dystopian sci fi novel with a strong female lead What s unique about it, though, is that it can challenge the thinking of pacifists and militants alike when it comes to the ethics of violence Djanikian forces readers to reconsider the cost of utilitarian thinking maximizing the happiness and minimizing pain suffering for as many people as possible , yet offers no Unnerving and powerful, but

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  • Hardcover
  • 305 pages
  • The Office of Mercy
  • Ariel Djanikian
  • English
  • 12 December 2019
  • 0670025860