Hi everyone! As I mentioned last week, I have joined the #BohoBookClub this month and we are reading Resist the Machine by C.D Verhoff. This is the second week, so we read Chapters 8-18. Continue reading to see the question and my answer!
Like all Avants, Clara Spinner’s genetic code, future occupation, and date of death have been predetermined by the government. So when her innermost desires conflict with her rigidly planned life, she must hide them or risk losing everything.
Fresh out of the academy, she loathes her new assignment as a medical technician, but those who complain tend to disappear, so what can she do? Deciding to make the best of it, she works hard to become one of the top techs at the hospital, specializing in the use of memory retrieval equipment. As her skills gain recognition, she begins to make peace with the system until the day a loved one vanishes without a trace.
Seeking answers, Clara’s retrieves a memory nobody was supposed to see. Suspense with a touch of romance—Avant Nation will take you on a thought-provoking ride into the near future.
My answer contains spoilers!
I believe in Clara’s determination to complete this mission. All she really wants to do is find her sister. This will hopefully help her find someone that will help her out. Although we don’t know much about the mission at hand, so it’s possible other obstacles can get in the way that deter her from completing the mission. Random thought (and a possible reason she wouldn’t complete the mission): the person that the mission is about is Clara’s sister and there is no way Clara could complete the mission. I know that is far-fetched, but the idea popped into my head and I wanted to share it with you!
From the brief overview that we get of the Avant Military, I think it’s pretty cool. I have little military knowledge so maybe I’m not looking at this in the right light, but these are my thoughts. The military covers all of the branches that are needed to be successful. They have the people that can fight and run, but they also have those that have other expertise. Like Clara. I don’t like how secretive the mission they are on is. No one knows what’s going on, and that may be for safety, but there is no telling what could happen. If the only people that know what the mission entails die, then what? The living team can’t do anything but return home.
What do you think about the book so far? Have your own opinion of the questions above? Let me know in the comments below!
Also, don’t forget to look at the other book club members’ responses (links below)!
About the Author:
C.D. Verhoff spent her childhood in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She’s the fourth of five sisters. No brothers. Her background includes medical lab processor, elementary school teacher, and registered representative in insurance and finance.
Back up a few years (okay, a lot of years), to her senior year of high school. She was working part-time in a legal office. On a slow week when the boss was on vacation, she started her first fantasy novel. The book was terrible, but an aspiring novelist was born. Unfortunately, getting published didn’t seem like a realistic goal, so she filed away the dream and worked toward degrees in business and education. Later, when she left the workforce to become a stay-at-home mom, the writing bug resurfaced. She recently returned to full-time employment as a preschool teacher, but the novels keep coming.
Her interests include weird trivia, quotable quotes, education, Saint John Paul II, dogs, dragons, history, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Walking Dead, Person of Interest, The Middle, Mr. Robot, coffee, and chocolate. She is currently working on book three of the Avant Nation series, Fear the Machine, and hopes to publish it before the Spring of 2018.