- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 612 KB
- Print Length: 262 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Kristell Ink, Grimbold Books (21 Jun. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DJIEO16
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #726,742 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Non-Compliance: The Sector Kindle Edition
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This is not about survival, but about change. Shea and her friend have day jobs in the compound and appear to be regular people, except for their moonlighting, where they are hackers for a price. The sector needs surplies and is often short-changed unless the girls step in and alter things just a little. All this finishes when a new wannabe mobster tries to take over the patch of an existing 'protection' squad. What happens next is thrilling! See for yourself.
Although I am not too sure what the outside world looks like, the sector is well drawn to the point where it is easy to visualise the scenes as they unfold. The characters are very real. Bad people also have some good points and good people have some bad ones, as it should be for that touch of realism.
Great read. Highly recommended.
Pace of Story= flowed smoothly in a way that pulled me into Shea's world.
The world= believable and gritty.
Themes= Shea's struggle to make a difference in a seemingly hopeless environment was good. Also the conflicts and power struggles between characters, rich/poor i.e those with power and those without etc were enjoyable and realistic. The romance in the story worked well and although I felt it was a bit much at times I feel it will draw in a lot of readers who enjoy romance as one of the main themes. The sprinkling of technology as a theme was cool and helped draw me into the story.
Characters= I didn't feel too involved with the characters but did have sympathy and empathy for Shea at times.
In summary, I liked it. It's an enjoyable read with a lot of potential. Keep the stories coming.
I absolutly loved Non Complience. The sector. Fast ,funny and moving, it left me wanting more. Its clear that Paige Daniels knows the tecnical stuff inside out , but she wears the learning lightly, teating her readers with respect and not confusing user manuals with story telling. the characters were full and real-Sea and Quinn are simply great. There are other characters that could benifit from more development, but hopefully that will come in later books. The world portrayed is all too pluasible and againI felt there was more to learn. The scene early on when Shea looks out at the compliance sector was brief and powerful, and I am hoping there will be more about the division.
And there is good news- according to the publisher, Kristell Ink, a second book is due out before the end of the year.
This is a great read, and I recommend it not just to Sci-Fi fans but to all who enjoy a fast, griping story-with a bit(often funny) romance.
In this cyberpunky near-future SF novel, anyone who refuses to have the government issue electronic chip implanted in their bodies is deemed to be non-complaint, and confined to the low-technology ghetto known as the Non-Compliance Sector. Shea Kelly works a bar in the Sector for a fat weeble named Frank, dodging the attentions of the slums rival gangs and secretly uploading information to an illegal newsfeed and hacking computers with her genius best friend Wynne. But when Danny Rose, the new thug in town, makes a grab for power in the Sector, Shea finds her world changes beyond recognition.
This is a smart, funny, fast-paced book, told in the first person present tense. That's not a style I usually enjoy reading, but the book was packed with so much action and humour that after a few pages I became so caught up in the story that I stopped noticing. The characters are great, especially the women who take a dominant role in the story - as a short, myopic, frizzy-haired plump lass it's nice to see a short, myopic, curvy, frizzy-haired heroine, even if Shea could probably break my arm with her little finger! And I was worried that her Breakfast Club style transformation at the hands of Wynne and secret bodyguard Nikki Sweet would result in a change in attitude for our heroine, but within a few pages she's back in tracky bottoms and Chuck Taylors with her head inside a car engine, and all's right with the world again.
The Sector is well thought out, though Daniels takes pains not to give too much away. We know Shea has a secret that has landed her in the ghetto, but we're not sure what it is. We know the government are Up To Something (aren't they always?) but what it is, is left a mystery. It's stylishly done, we're told just enough to keep us hooked, and to provide a well-realised environment, but there are no chucks of exposition, no spoon-feeding, and the mystery helps ratchet up the tension. It's a slim book, but it's well worth a read, and it ends on a proper cliffhanger.
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