The V Girl
Author : Mya Robarts
Genres : Adult, Erotic, Science Fiction, DystopiaPublication : June 20th 2014
Trigger warning :this book deals with rape and sexual slavery.
The author provided this copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you again !
Goodreads’ synopsis : In post-apocalyptic North America, rape and sexual slavery are legal. Lila Velez, desperately wants to lose her virginity before the troops visit her town and can take it away by force. She makes plans to seduce her only friend, Rey, the most attractive man in her town. Lila does not love him but he is the only man who has shown her true affection, an affection she is willing to take as a substitute of love.
Lila’s coping mechanism to her mother’s rape and kidnapping is her secret. A secret that will bring her closer to Aleksey, a foreign, broody man. Lila does not trust him because his links to the troops and his rough, yet irresistible appearance. Aleksey offers Lila an alternative to her plans, a possibility that terrifies her…and tempts her in spite of herself.
All the while Lila will have to find a way to live in the constant company of death, slavery, starvation, sexual abuse and the danger of losing the people she loves the most.
Due to mature content, this book is intended for +18 readers.
When the author contacted me, I debated whether I wanted to read this book or not. I was not really eager to read a book where rape was one of the main topics addressed. It’s something I really can’t stand. So I went on Goodreads and read some reviews. That’s what convinced me !
Most of the book wasn’t focused on rape. It was more a threat, felt by Lila, our main character. So yeah, there are sex scenes, a lot of them. But it serves the story. Nonetheless, some scenes can shock by their violence and their crudeness.
This story takes place in a society where rape and sexual slavery are tolerated. Even though it’s a dystopia, it’s kind of frightening, because it can happen to our society.
This story is really well crafted. We follow Lila on her quest : she wants to willingly lose her virginity, she doesn’t want to allow soldiers to take that away from her. She only trusts her best friend Rey with this mission. But unfortunately, he doesn’t want to do what she wants.
Her path then cross Aleksey’s, an accord unit soldier. He is dangerous, brutish looking and frightens her.
The plot is rather interesting, and the story is so well written. I was literally living it ! This book got me hooked from the beginning, I was so positively surprised !
You usually can’t recall all the people you’ve shared laughs with. But you rarely forget the people you’ve shared your tears with.
All the characters are so vivid and intricate.
Lila is so tough. She provides food and money for her family. Her father is crippled, in a wheelchair. Her brother is suffering from a very serious illness and her little sister is too mature for her own good.
Lila is damaged by what happened to her family. She has a strange way to counteract the barbaric act she has been forced to witness. Because of that trauma, she isn’t able to trust men. And yet she is decided to lose her virginity. It’s awful to imagine a world where you would willingly sacrifice your virginity instead of waiting for the “perfect” moment.
Aleksey is such a complex character ! He is a soldier, writes poetry and knows how to play the bass. He is the perfect incarnation of the alpha male. He is strong, sexual, powerful and sooo swoon-worthy ! He is also terribly witty (when he is willing to talk hahaha !)
I was craving for Lila/Aleksey moments ! It was so well built, it felt natural ! I wish I could read more about them.
The ending was so beautiful. A powerful lesson.
So yeah I noticed a few typo here and there. But I was so engrossed in the story that I barely noticed them, to be honest.
It has been a long time I finished a book in 2 days ! That means something haha !
To put it in a nutshell, it’s a captivating, enticing and gripping story ! It’s not a light book, it’s violent, shocking but if you feel you can handle this, then pick this book !
About the author
After years of writing short stories. Mya will release her debut novel “The V girl” in two languages.