I have to give this book 5 stars, to say it captured my attention is just an understatement. From the first page til the last I was enthralled, entwined, and captivated by the storyline, the characters, and overall flow of the book. This is a story about a future world where Church and State come back together to create the ultimate totalitarian world. Where everything is measured and weighted and if you don’t follow the rules you just might end up in jail or worse. We get to follow the lives of a few families throughout generations to see their fight to take down the Church and State and try to regain the freedom their great-grandparents once had. Not every choice was an easy one and the struggle is real. I wish I would have read this book sooner as I got it from NetGalley as an ARC.
A totalitarian state doesn’t just happen overnight. It’s a slow, dangerous slide. 25 Perfect Days chronicles the path into a hellish future of food shortages, contaminated water, sweeping incarceration, an ultra-radical religion, and the extreme measures taken to reduce the population.
Higher taxes, strict gun control, an oppressive healthcare system. Complete media control, genetically modified food, experimentation on citizens. The push of depersonalizing technology, unending wars, government sanctioned assassinations. Is this collection of stories merely science fiction or soon to be fact? Are these policies designed for the greater good or disguised to benefit a chosen few at the expense of the masses? Is this brave new world the best we could do or part of a sinister grand plan?
Through these twenty-five interlinked stories, each written from a different character’s point of view, 25 Perfect Days captures the sacrifice, courage, and love needed to survive and eventually overcome this dystopian nightmare.