Dissension - Stacey Berg

4.5 Stars!

For four hundred years, the Church has led the remnants of humanity as they struggle for survival in the last inhabited city. Echo Hunter 367 is exactly what the Church created her to be: loyal, obedient, lethal. A clone who shouldn’t care about anything but her duty. Who shouldn’t be able to.
When rebellious citizens challenge the Church’s authority, it is Echo’s duty to hunt them down before civil war can tumble the city back into the dark. But Echo hides a deadly secret: doubt. And when Echo’s mission leads her to Lia, a rebel leader who has a secret of her own, Echo is forced to face that doubt. For Lia holds the key to the city’s survival, and Echo must choose between the woman she loves and the purpose she was born to fulfill.

Stacey Berg is a medical researcher who writes speculative fiction. Her work as a physician-scientist provides the inspiration for many of her stories. She lives with her wife in Houston and is a member of the Writers’ League of Texas. When she’s not writing, she practices kung fu and runs half marathons.

Visit her website - HERE 

Wow! This series is amazing! I will be reviewing Regeneration - book 2 tomorrow. So be sure to check it out.
First off - this is real Post Apocalyptic/Dystopian/Futuristic so if you do not like that kind of thing - you will probably not like this at all. But - if you like that kind of thing, like I do - you will love this series! This is the real deal here. Stacey is not messing around.

At first I found it hard to like Echo and the others or even get a feel for their personalities because - they didn't have any! "The Hunters" so they are called, are made that way, with no feelings. They are like robot hunting/fighting machines. But... there's always a but isn't there, about 1/3 of the way through you start to realize Echo is different and her personality starts coming through. She has a heart!!!! LOL Soooo needless to say I ended up loving Echo (and her name). I also loved Lia, the Med. Great character development, or lack of when needed! I thought this was done to perfection.

Also about half way through the story got very exciting and there was a lot happening. This was a definite page turner all the way to the end.
This book is dark, its sad, its kind of creepy, but exciting and the characters lack depth and personality at first - but all that is meant to be! And I loved it it, it was not supposed to be any other way.

Stacey - You rock! If you write it - I will read it!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from the publicist of - William Morrow & Dey Street Books/HarperCollinsPublishers Thank You!
Order your copy from Amazon - HERE


  1. WOW! I am so booked with reviews but after reading your review, I need to fit this series into my schedule.

  2. I'm so glad you loved Dissension! I hope you enjoy Echo's further adventures in Regeneration.

  3. That balance of dark and light is what makes this series so great!


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