Monday 14 July 2014

Carrier by Anne Tibbet Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway!

Carrier by Anne Tibbets 
(The Line #1) 
Published by: Carina Press
Publication date: June 16th 2014
Genres: Dystopia, New Adult

Twenty-two -year-old Naya has spent nearly half her life as a sex slave in a government institution called The Line. When she’s kicked out after getting pregnant with twins, she’s got no way to earn a living and a horrifying choice to make: find someone to replace her, or have her babies taken in her stead.
A doctor with a history of aiding ex-Line girls, Ric Bennett, wants to help. He runs a team of rebels that can delete Naya’s records and free her forever. But when The Line sniffs out his plan, things get bloody, fast. Naya means more to them than just a chance at fresh faces—her twins are part of the government’s larger plan.
As they hide from government search parties, Ric comes to admire Naya’s quiet strength. And Naya realizes Ric might be a man she can trust. If they make it off the grid, they could build a new life. But first they’ll have to survive the long, vicious reach of The Line.



Book Trailer

My Thoughts:

Naya is a sex slave for The Line. When one of her "appointments" called Lover Boy beats her she is sent to the nurse. She blacks out and when she wakes up the nurse tells her she has to go to the Manager. When she gets there he tells her that she is being let go because she is pregnant. Naya was shocked because all girls were supposed to be sterile. They had a procedure done to make sure! She is also told that she has been there 9 years and the usual term of time is ten years, so before she is free forever, she has to find a replacement for her to cover lost expenses. If she doesnt, her life is over and her kids will be brought back to The Line.  She has no idea what to do because she would never send another girl to the life she had. It was hell. 

Thankfully she meets Ric, a doctor, who is willing and able to help her. He says that he can wipe her prints from the system and give her and her kids a new life. Naya has a very hard time trusting Ric after the way her life was but knows she may not have a choice. Will Ric be able to help her though? 

Ok, wow. This book you guys was so very hard to read because it was so heartbreaking. I know this is a dystopian but the subject matter was harrowing and something that is still happening to girls in this day and age. It broke my heart numerous times reading about what happened to Naya.

Naya was taken from her home when she was 5 because her family couldn't feed her. The woman who took her owned a restaurant and Naya was put to work as a dish washer. She stayed like that till the exact day that she "matured". When she felt blood running down her leg the owner took her and sold her to The Line. From the day she arrived she was forced to take "appointments" 10 times a day EVERY day for nine years until she got pregnant. It was so heartbreaking to read this but the author handled it really well. Naya was a fantastic character though. Despite what she went through she still wanted to fight! She didn't want anyone else to suffer what she went through and was determined to get a proper life for her kids. She was such a tough cookie. 

Despite where Ric comes from he despises the Line. He wants to do all he can to bring it down. He also believes that The Line may be a front for something even worse. Any of the girls that happen to leave the place are pregnant but they are never heard from again. Ric thinks that he can make Naya invisible and give her a new life. Ric was another character I loved. He was strong, brave, compassionate and willing to give up everything to stop The Line. 

Naya is broken when she first meets Ric but she slowly sees that maybe not all men are like those that came to The Line. She doesn't want any man in her life but when something happens to Ric she realises maybe life is better with him. I loved seeing their friendship progress and I'm so glad with the pacing of it. Ric is just the type of friend Naya needs. 

Overall, Carrier is a heartbreaking, breathtaking, thought provoking book. Add in different sectors ranging from the rich to the very poor and a corporation that owns everyone and everything and is planning something big and you get an amazing Dystopian. With fantastic characters, twists and turns and a fast paced plot, Carrier is a must read. I can not wait for more in this series and highly recommend! 

Anne Tibbets is an SCBWI award-winning and Best Selling author. After writing for Children’s television, Anne found her way to young/new adult fiction by following what she loves: books, strong female characters, twisted family dynamics, magic, sword fights, quick moving plots, and ferocious and cuddly animals.

Along with CARRIER, Anne is also the author of the young adult fantasy novella, THE BEAST CALL and the young adult contemporary, SHUT UP.

Anne divides her time between writing, her family, and three furry creatures that she secretly believes are plotting her assassination.

Find her on Facebook at or on Twitter @WriteforCoffee. To contact Anne, visit and click the ‘CONTACT’ tab.

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  1. Wow I love how emotional this sounds, and the harsh world sounds terrible and compelling for a book - I love my dystopians dark and hard to imagine living in such a world. Great review, Natalie!

    1. It really was very emotional!! I loved it and cant wait for more :)

  2. I'm not usually a fan of dystopic genres but this one has me interested.