Thursday, July 16, 2015

Book Review: Exchange Rate (Worth of Souls Bk 2) by Bonnie Paulson


Exchange Rate (Worth of Souls Book 2)

By Bonnie Paulson

Publisher: Captiva Publishing

Published: July 8, 2015


Amazon Synopsis:

***Book 2 of a continuing series. Adult themes. *** 

I’m pregnant and I couldn’t be more excited. But the community Bodey, his dad, and I live in has rules. Rules that make Mom’s rules seem like safety nets. 

Only 200 people are allowed at a time. My baby will make it 201. 

The leader is making me choose someone from our house to die so there will be room for my child. Either I make the decision or they take… my… 
Even in the craziness that the world has become, I refuse to believe only 200 can live in it at once. 
The “community” is safe-ish, comfortable. We have food, warmth, and there isn’t immediate danger of being robbed while we sleep. 

Doesn’t it make sense we’d have to exchange something for all that? 
I’ve survived this long. Maybe that’s enough. Maybe I should die so my family can live. 

Or maybe I can get through the lines and find a people worth sacrificing for. 

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My Thoughts:

Book 2 of the Worth of Souls series, Exchange Rate finds Kelly, Bodey and John still trying to stay ahead of Shane and his gang who have been hunting them down for months. They are also looking for a safe community if they can find one.

I enjoyed the flow of the story. It was smooth and natural. The feelings of despondency and desperation of some of the characters that Kelly, Bodey and John met really came through and made me want to cry for them.

There were quite a number of twists and turns in this novel, some of them good, and some of them not so good. Camp Freedom Pass seems almost too good to be true. It is everything people have been saying about it – there’s electricity, running water, food and safety. Or is it?

The choices that they were given when it was discovered that Kelly was pregnant were impossible ones. The only real choice was to escape except that the only exit was through the front gate which was heavily guarded. Desperate, Kelly does the only thing she can in order to attempt to save the two men she loves.

Exchange Rate was riveting. The idea that one person in charge of a community could hold that much power and people would accept the kind of decisions he was making I found unthinkable, yet I suppose it probably would happen simply out of fear.

This book was fast paced and thought-provoking. It was a little more adult-themed than the first one in that there is some discussion of methods of contraception and women’s menses.

You’ll need to be prepared for a cliff-hanger at the end of this book which will be resolved in book three. I rated Exchange Rate 4 stars out of 5. It was highly entertaining and I would recommend this book.

Thank you to the publishers for providing a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

Bonnie R. Paulson mixes her science and medical background with reality and possibilities to make even myths seem likely and give every romance the genetic strength to survive. Bonnie has discovered a dark and twisty turn in her writing that she hopes you enjoy as much as she has enjoyed uncovering it. Dirt biking with her family in the Northwest keeps her sane.

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