Hi everyone! I have joined the Boho Book Club this month and we are reading Resist the Machine by C.D Verhoff. This is the third week, and that means that we are almost done the book! We read Chapter 19-23 for this week. I’m enjoying this book so much, I can’t wait to see what the last bit of reading brings!
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.
This post will contain spoilers!
Week 3: What are your thoughts on the differences between the two groups they have encountered? Do you think the mission is possible without their cover?
I think the two different groups that are Clara encounters are the two extremes that exist in our own society. The family brings people together and makes everything feel right with the world, even when it isn’t. The gang tears people apart and only stands for what they believe in without the care of others. I think both of these groups show a shake in Clara’s belief of Avantica’s teachings.
I don’t think that the mission can be saved at this point. So much has gone wrong, that there is no way for the mission to get back on track. Without a cover, everyone will know Clara’s identity so it will be harder to hide and complete the mission.
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.