In The Liberation by Marissa Shrock, the main character, Vivica, goes through life altering experiences in order to make a future world a better place for mankind. The main character is a seventeen year old young lady. She is witty, smart and quick thinking. As events happen, Vivica adjusts quickly to changes. She lives in a twisted dystopian society between true Christians, and those who use Christianity as a tool to control people's lives. As the twists and turns of the story develop, Vivica finds herself facing her past, which is the root cause of her troubles in her present life. While dealing with a futuristic dystopian society, the characters are still living in the moment of their lives; thus adding charm, emotional connections and hope for a better future.
I must start with the fact that I have not read the first book in the series, therefore my opinion is only based on where the story picks up in book 2--with Vivica becoming part of the Emancipation Warriors. There are points in this story that I enjoyed. The storyline involving the interactions of the characters are my favored parts. So much of the story is like a rat maze; the reader being the rat who keeps hitting dead ends and opening new passageways. There are parts of the story that are really rushed, when more time needs to be spent setting up the story. It is about halfway through the story when there is a paragraph or two that tries to explain the Peacekeeper, and the Global peacekeepers in a rushed and confusing manner. I will read book 1 in order to answer some of my questions, such as: How does a person who is raised in an entitled world suddenly become this super hacker all the while she is a pampered princess who loves to go shopping? I also want to read book 3 to help answer my other questions, which I assume will be addressed at the series end. This book does draw you into the characters life enough to want to find out what finally happens to them.