Book Review: Precisely Terminated (The Cantral Chronicles: Book 1)


Rating: 3/5 stars.

Picking to read this book because Miss Amanda’s father (Bryan Davis) is one of my FAVORITE authors, I have really enjoyed Precisely Terminated. I think she writes a lot like her father.

About 850 years in the future everyone has microchips implanted in their skulls at birth. The world is ruled by the nobles and their computers. Most people are slaves living under the tyrannical rule of these nobles. It has been this way for centuries. When Monica (a noble) escapes death in the city Cillineese, she becomes the only person without a microchip. Now she lives in Cantral (the capital) in hiding pretending to be a slave, while the slave council tries to find a way for her to use her chip-less state to destroy the computers. The fate of millions rests on her shoulders.

This book was a very well written and believable tale with a hopeful ending. I have never read Christian dystopian novel before this and I must say I liked it. The main character, Monica, was well interpreted. But I didn’t connect well with the main character. I still enjoyed reading about her, though I usually like male protagonists better. There were quite a lot of characters that were in the book for only a small amount of time but played important roles. But because they were there for so short a time, I didn’t really get to know any of them.

It was a bit confusing at the beginning, but that’s because I was trying to figure out how this world works. I understood the world better as I read. Also, it took almost until the end for me to get in to it, but once I was I was hooked. It’s an amazing journey, pretty fast-paced (a bit too fast-paced), and has a good bit of danger. Though too many people died and they died so quickly.

I would recommend this to anyone who likes fiction, especially dystopian or adventure. It was a very good book. Quite entertaining. I’m excited to see how the rest of The Cantral Chronicles unfolds.

-G. Paige

5 thoughts on “Book Review: Precisely Terminated (The Cantral Chronicles: Book 1)

  1. I actually… didn’t… *gasp* …really enjoy this one. πŸ˜› The writing was fine, but none of the characters stayed ALIVE long enough for me to know them! So that bothered me. I don’t think I’ll be reading the other books… *sigh* Maybe other series by her (if she keeps writing…?) will be better.


    • Everyone has their preferences. But yeah, that is kind of how I feel. The ending was great, but I didn’t connect well with anyone. It moved WAY too fast for most of the book. But I do have the rest of the series…so I’ll have to read it. I hope that it gets much better! I’ll have to let you know if it does. πŸ˜€


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