A Gentle Tyranny (Nede Rising Series, Book 1)

Release Date: March 9, 2021


About the Book: 


What if women unraveled the evils of patriarchy?

With men safely “gentled” in a worldwide Liberation, the matriarchy of Nedé has risen from the ashes. Seventeen-year-old Reina Pierce has never given a thought to the Brutes of old. Itching to escape her mother’s finca—and desperate to keep her training and forbidden friendship a secret—her greatest worry is which Destiny she’ll choose at her next birthday. But when she’s selected as a candidate for the Succession instead, competing to become Nedé’s ninth Matriarch, she discovers their Eden has come at a cost she’s not sure she’s willing to pay.

Jess Corban’s debut novel presents a new twist to the dystopian genre, delivering heart-pounding action, thought-provoking revelations, and a setting as lush as the jungles of Central America.



I love the world that this author created. She wrote a dystopian, but it was not your normal one. Instead of the main character wanting to overthrow the government, Reina (Main Character) wanted to be part of the government.

I loved the storyline and plot. However, character development was lacking and you couldn’t really understand the relationships between characters. Characters needed more depth.

The story as slow, and nothing really happened. Only towards the end did it become fast-paced and exciting.


*I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.*



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