You know those books that keep you coming back again and again? That’s how I feel about Girls with Sharp Sticks. The first one was SUCH a powerful and thrilling read. And then Young delivered Girls with Razor Hearts which ended up being incredibly emotional. Especially as it tackled male privilege and sexism. Girls with Rebel Souls is the explosive conclusion. And if you are searching for a serious of loving, brave, and protective girls taking on sexism and the patriarchy, you have to read this series.
Never underestimate a girl with a rebel soul…
The girls of Innovations Academy escaped the confines of their unethical school, fought against the system protecting predators who targeted girls for harassment, and they’re not done yet. They’re still not free.
Reeling from one revelation after the next, Mena and her friends begin to unwind the truth of their existence and, as a result, their destiny. The men from Innovations Corporation still hunt them, the woman who created them still wants control over them, and worst of all, Mena realizes that through all her pain, all her tears, the world of men has not changed. There is no more time to hope for the best. The girls know they are in a battle for their lives, a war for their very existence.
The girls of Innovations Academy have sharpened their sticks to fight back, they have fought for justice with blood from their razor hearts. And now, the girls will choose their true nature…and how they define their rebel souls.
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
Girls with Rebel Souls continues the story and character evolution I’ve come to associate with this series. It’s a dystopia world which feels eerily familiar – like looking at ourselves in a warped mirror. A world where boys and men get away with everything while suffering nothing. Young delivers a story that asks us how we rebel in a society like this. Do we stop playing by the rules and becoming something harder? In the girls case, do they drop their pretenses and let their steel show?
Is violence, cruelty, murder their only solution against this powerful world? One that seeks to destroy them, tear them apart from the inside out and erode loyalty. Girls with Rebel Souls is a story where I wasn’t sure who I should trust. While there were a few places in the story line where I felt was a little convenient, I was able to forgive the story for the sheer evolution of the world and characters. I’m not going to lie, the themes and overall message of this book, and the series, is always going to grab me.
Girls with Rebel Souls is, overall, a story that teaches them even more about their world. That allies can come from unlikely places and people who we think might protect us, end up betraying us.Story line I think this was my second favorite, nothing can beat the first, but from a series perspective this one wraps it up in a great way. Find Girls with Rebel Souls on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, Bookshop.org & The Book Depository.