Friday, June 26, 2015

The Uprising by Lisa M. Stasse Audiobook Review

The Uprising #2

Lisa M. Stasse
(The Forsaken #2)
Published: August 6th, 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian

In this dystopian sequel to The Forsaken, Alenna has survived the brutality of life on the wheel—and now she’s going back for more.
Alenna escaped. It was expected that she would die on the wheel, the island where would-be criminals are sent as directed by the UNA—the totalitarian supercountry that was once the United States, Mexico, and Canada. But Alenna and her boyfriend, Liam, made it to safety. Except safety, they will soon learn, is relative.

In order to bring down the UNA, they must first gain control of the wheel. If the mission succeeds, the wheel will become a base of revolution. But between betrayals, a new Monk leading a more organized army of Drones, and the discovery of a previously unknown contingent, Alenna, Liam, and their allies might be in over their heads. One thing Alenna knows for sure: There will be a reckoning. And not everyone she loves will make it out alive.


 The Forsaken (The Forsaken, #1) The Uprising (The Forsaken, #2) The Defiant (The Forsaken #3)


How do I even express my love for this book? Lisa M. Stasse is a brilliant story teller and a PHENOMENAL world builder!! I was instantly sucked back into this world after reading the first book almost two years ago and loving it to pieces. Stasse made it easy to merge back into this world without too much difficultly, and held my interest with the thrilling plot, and heart-pounding action and adventure that took this book to a whole new level of awesome!!!

I LOVED the cast of characters Stasee created, every single one of them!! Even the villains were pretty hardcore!! Alenna, the main character and only POV was one of the best female protagonist I've ever read. She has all the character traits I love. Fierce, strong, a bada** fighter, caring, willing to fight until the end, and determined to bring down the corrupt government that stole everything from her and the ones she loves. But what I loved about her character was the growth she developed since book one. When she first arrived on the island, she was unsure of herself, naive, I wouldn't call her weak, but she didn't know how to fight or to handle the stress of the island. But throughout book one and two she built up to the be strong, fierce, lovable, and determined character that she is in this book!!

This dystopian is definitely one of the better ones that I've read. I loved the world-building and the prison island where life expectantly is only 2 years after you arrive. The twist and turns of this series is just so thrilling and non-stop, that it keeps you literally on the edge of your seat anticipating the next twist! I enjoyed that it always kept me second guessing what would come next!


Choose A Tribe.
Watch Your Back.
And Don't Stop RUNNING....



Alenna never imagined she would be one of the kids who would be sent to Island Alpha—AKA The Wheel, a prison Island for kids who test positive for a high capacity of brutal violence. But she was, and now she finds herself fighting against the same people who ruined her and her families lives. But being sent to the wheel was really a blessing in disguise. Even with the tortures obstacles she endured and conquered, because what she found on Island Alpha changed her world, forever!

After barely escaping Island Alpha alive, Alenna and her boyfriend Liam crashed on Destiny Station, and right into the hands of rebel scientist who are secretly working to overthrow the UNA, better known as United Northern Alliance and reinstate freedom back to the people. Her and Liam are reunited with other kids from the Wheel who too have been rescued by the rebel scientist looking to recruit and build their numbers.

Their plan is simple:

Bide their time, prepare scientifically to go against the UNA, regroup with other rebel bases, and then when all is set in motion and ready to go, return to the wheel and take control over it. And then build their numbers with the kids they recruit on Island Alpha, and then eventually, when their ready, return to the UNA and destroy their corrupt government and bring them down once and for all!!

Simple right? I think not.

All does not go as planed for their group, and they will have to fight every step of the way just to stay alive. Returning to the wheel was not as easy as they hoped, and when they return to find a new leader, one even more malicious and organized then the Monk, the drones last leader, they know they have their work cut out for them, and that hope of ever making it off of Island Alpha again, is looking to be slim to none...

Overall, THE UPRISING was a fantastic second installment that had my blood pumping and heart racing the entire time. THE UPRISING has left me eager in anticipation to dive back into this series with the conclusion that I know if it's anything like this book will be beyond EPIC!! If you love the dystopian genre, with plenty of Sci-f twist, and a county on the brink of civil war, fighting to regain their freedom, with tons of action and adventure to keep you reading late into the night, then THE UPRISING is one sequel you DON'T want to miss!!!


Lisa M. Stasse


  1. Good review. I like the plot and the idea of an uprising. :)

  2. I haven't read the first book in a really long time, but I remember that it was a pretty enjoyable read. I didn't love it, but that was before I started enjoying these dystopian type reads. Anyway, I completely forgot about this series until I saw your review. Sounds like the author hit it out of the park with the sequel, so I will have to check it out!

  3. I am not sure if I've read a dystopian before, I need to look into this one.


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