I was supposed to read and review Veracity by today (Monday, that is), but this was a tear-filled weekend and I sat in front of the TV like a mindless mushroom instead of reading, so the review will be delayed. I've read a whopping 16 pages; I simply couldn't concentrate. However, they were a rocking fine 16 pages, I must say. Veracity is a novel about a dystopian future world in which a pandemic has occurred some 33 years in the past. The time period is around 2045.
There's a new government in the U.S. and all citizens have a "slate" -- a small chip -- imbedded in their necks in such a way that to remove it will slash the carotid artery. Speech is controlled by the slate and the only way to disable it is apparently by forcing oneself to speak a red-listed word. I don't know the name of the heroine, yet (the book is not near me, so I'm just relating what I've read) but she has been "recruited" by some organization outside the city walls in which she lives.
So far, I've really enjoyed what little I've read. I'll try to review Veracity as soon as possible but it's probably going to take me a few days to get back in the swing of things. I had no idea the loss of my sweet Spooky would so thoroughly rock me to my knees. I am grateful beyond measure to those of you who stopped by with hugs and kind words. You sustained me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Love to all,