Title: The Registry
Author: Shannon Stoker
Narrator: Kate Reinders
Audio: 9.5 hours
Source: A Friend
Book Rating: 3/5
Audio Rating: 3.5/5
After a great war, the United States implemented The Registry. At 18, women are placed on the Registry where men place bids to find a wife. Women are raised to cook and clean and are not allowed out without their husbands. Women who are not married, go into government service.
As Mia’s 18th birthday approaches, she is giddy with excitement over becoming a wife. But when her older sister shows up, beaten and scared, Mia realizes that marriage may not be the perfect life she’s imagined. And she’s going to do something about it.
The action started on this one right away. No time wasted in Fake Utopia Land. Mia just RUNS. Which I appreciated.
But I think I might be getting Dystopian-ed out. I had a hard time bringing myself to care about this one. It was fine and I didn’t dislike it. I just never really connected to Mia. She was so sheltered that I found her a bit annoying.
The Registry is a little Handmaid’s Tale and a little Wither. Although it share’s world-building characteristics with other books, the story is its own.
Kate Reinders has a good voice for YA. She was innocent enough as Mia but could still tackle the rougher male characters.