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Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki

Branded Abi&Missy front ebooklgFifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.

Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.

The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.

The blurb sounded great and considering it has a four star rating on both Amazon and Goodreads I decided to give it a shot. And at first I believed it was as good as all those reviewers told me it was going to be. The story takes place in a dystopian future where criminals are branded “sinners”, marked with a tattoo (different colors for different sins) and sent to live in a prison/slum like place called the Hole. In the Hole sinners are watched by the guards who regularly abuse and kill them, all with the approval of the Commander who has been running the country as a dictatorship for fifty years. There is no judicial system, no trials, and no ‘innocent until proven guilty’. There is “High Society” where the regular people live and there is the Hole where people accused of the seven deadly sins end up after they are accused.

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