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Dissidence [Kindle Edition]

Jamie Canosa
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Book Description


In dystopian America, sixteen-year-old Kaleigh finds out quickly what having a big mouth and not enough brains to keep it shut can earn you. A one-way ticket to the work camps that no one even knows exists.

Nuclear war has ravished the nation, and a century later, the survivors are living in an entirely new world. In a society where everything is decided for you, from where you work to who you marry, dissidence is not taken lightly.

But, even inside the camps, Kaleigh’s fiery spirit refuses to be extinguished. In a single moment of defiance, she manages to spark a riot that ignites into a full-blown rebellion.
With growing numbers counting on her, not just for their freedom, but for their very lives, two different boys vying for her heart, and trouble brewing from within the camp itself, can Kaleigh find a way to step up and become the leader everyone is counting on her to be, or will even the most carefully laid plans come crashing down around her?

Editorial Reviews


"A thrill ride! Fans of Divergent will love this fast-paced dystopian that will leave you breathless and begging for more."
-Cyndi Tefft, author of Between and Hell Transporter

"I thoroughly enjoyed Dissidence by Jamie Canosa. It was fast paced, well written, and kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved the main character's quirkiness and the way the story flowed. The cliffhanger at the end left me eagerly waiting the next installment. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great Dystopian Read."
-Jessica Sorensen, author of the Darkness Falls series

About the Author

Jamie Canosa is a full time author of YA literature, which she absolutely loves. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. She currently resides in Ravena, NY with her husband, and their three crazy kids . . . plus the dog, the bird, and the rabbit.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2311 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Creative Prose Publishing (January 19, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #386,955 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Read!!!! January 8, 2013
By BethH
Format:Kindle Edition
When I read the synopsis of this book, I could not wait to get my hands on it. Being a big fan of this genre, it did not take me long to completely devour the book. Ms. Canosa brilliantly blends duty, honor, and love in this unforgettable story making it a "must read" for 2013!

First of all, I cannot tell you how much I love the protagonist, Kayleigh. She is daring, dangerous, snarky, and incredibly brave. Kayleigh is willing to risk everything for her friends and for justice. After finding herself in a work camp for spouting her mouth off, she is quick to make friends and not accept the status quo. Not only does she figure out how to question the society she lives in, but she finds herself the leader of a rebellion. Kayleigh is strong, quick-witted, and an awesome character. It is hard not to love her!

Let me tell you about the boys in this book....oh, the boys! First, the boy next door, Peter who I fell head over heels with from their first conversation. He loves Kayleigh's spirit and does everything to fight for her. Oh, I love him. But, then there is Conner. Hot, hot, cocky Conner...Wow! He is strong and fierce, yet tender and sensitive at the same time. He, too, is willing to risk everything for love. It really is hard to pick a team. I love them both!

All around Dissidence, is a book that will keep you guessing until the very end. It literally left my heart racing and breathless. I am so excited about this book being released and encourage everyone to put it on your TBR list!

Beth from
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not great March 27, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
To be honest, I got about three quarters of the way through and moved on to another book. I really wanted to like this and it wasn't horrible but it's very simple. Everything seemed to just happen so easily. The main character is a little annoying and the two boys meant to be love interests are under developed. I found myself not caring about the characters or their plight. I mean honestly, all the heroine does is stand up to one guard on impulse and that starts a riot that frees the whole work camp, and subsequently, a bunch more camps rise up. It was way too simple. Through years of oppression no one else pushed back? I'm not buying it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ENJOYABLE, BUT NOTHING NEW December 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm a huge fan of dystopian fantasy, so of course I was eager to get into this book. A beautiful cover and an intriguing premise - I was instantly hooked.

The book started out really well and I was quickly drawn into Katniss Kaleigh and Peeta's Peter's world. I liked her feisty character and some of the supporting characters too even though it had a distinctly The Hunger Games feel to it. But what really drew me deeper into the story was the author's snarky writing that had me grinning.

Then I reached a point in the book where Katniss Kaleigh had to go for her first branding and - *insert screeching brakes here* - I think to myself, what the heck? She received a branding on the back of her neck only a few chapters earlier and now the author's pretending like this is her first? Wouldn't this then be her second branding? I was thoroughly confused. So I backtracked and reread the chapter in which she received her first prisoner branding - and there it is. A huge, gaping hole in the plot. I was utterly disappointed as this was not the only discrepancy. Katniss Kaleigh refuses to get into a car because she's never been in one before and she's afraid she might not be able to deal with the speed the car is traveling at, but a few minutes later she gets into a train that moves at lightning fast speed, looks out the window at the landscape rushing by, and this doesn't bother her at all. Strange.

You see, tiny details are important to me as reader. I appreciate it when an author isn't dumping info all over the place, but leave a lot to the reader's imagination. However, it just made no sense to me that it is never mentioned that prisoners ever got the opportunity to shower or wash themselves or use the bathroom.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic heroin, great dystopian read August 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
16 year old Kaleigh has a big mouth and if she could shut up for once instead of keeping everyone posted on her thoughts she wouldn’t have ended in a work camp.

The world has fallen apart after nuclear wars, now the government makes all the choices who to marry, what kind of job you get, where you get to live.

In one off those not thinking about the consequences moments Kaleigh can’t stop herself from acting upon injustice and before she knows it, she has started a rebellion. Now her best friend Peter has disappeared and nobody not even her new friend Connor can stop her from going after him to free him.

Kaleigh is a very strong heroin, she is outspoken, sarcastic and because she is so Kaleigh she makes the story believable. The love building was good and for once I didn't want to pull my hair out with the hint at a love triangle.
I was missing some more world building; the story had some small plot holes. I think that a different book cover would attract more people to read this book. The cover doesn't do the book the justice it deserves.
This was a great read, I laughed out loud and rolled my eyes but not for bad reasons. Every time Kaleigh would say something funny or do something without thinking I wanted to high five her. This book was action packed and fast paced. I can’t wait to buy the sequel.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars No annoying characters here!
I hate it when I read a book and have to cheer for the bad guy because the main character is so annoying. That didn't happen here. Kaleigh was witty, sarcastic, and fearless. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tifani
3.0 out of 5 stars It was not bad, written pretty well
Just okay.... I did not find much about this book to make it any different from all the others out there. It was not bad, written pretty well, but pretty non eventful. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
It was refreshing to find a book where family ties were more important than romance.
Published 5 months ago by Tabby
4.0 out of 5 stars Great cliffhanger ending
I`m glad the sequel was already available! I enjoyed the characters and the action was non-stop. A good read at a great price.
Published 8 months ago by Janna Bailey
2.0 out of 5 stars A lot like the Hunger Games, but it failed to deliver
I wanted to like this book. I really did. Before I continue, I want to begin by saying I did not finish this book. I read 65% percent of it. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Southern Gal 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
Read the series it is great and I really enjoyed this book! Could not put it down until I was done and then I wanted more!
Published 13 months ago by Marie
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok, I guess...
I really wanted to like this book. I haven't finished it yet and I haven't decided if I will. Luckily it's a fast read. That's part of the problem, though. Read more
Published 17 months ago by C. Ericson
2.0 out of 5 stars Not great
Spoiler...ending is horrible. Last 1/3 of book I couldn't read I had to skip forward just to get through it. The scenes in the story were silly. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Angie
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice dystopian story
We meet Kaleigh. She has had to learn to survive in the world all by herself at a young age without her parents. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Christine
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome YA novel!!!
I don't even know where to begin, so right off the bat I'll just say that this was one hell of a dystopian YA novel! Read more
Published 19 months ago by Maria's Book Blog
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I am a full time author of YA literature, which I absolutely love! When I'm not writing or spending time with my family, I can usually be found with my nose in a book. I currently reside in Ravena, NY with my wonderful husband and three crazy kids . . . plus the cat, the bird and the rabbit.

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