One Bright Future series (Book 1): Enslavement by Melinda Friesen
"One world. One currency. One bright future.”
That’s the promise made by OneEarth Bank after a global economic collapse—but only for those who accept commerce chip insertion.
When Rielle’s parents refuse, they are labelled Resistors and imprisoned, and Rielle's siblings are wrenched from her arms. As punishment for her parents’ crimes, she is forced into a Community Service Contract—a legalized form of slavery—and sold to a wealthy, abusive banker.
The Banker’s secrets hold the key to Rielle’s freedom, but will she risk prison or even death to escape and search for her family?
Enslavement is Melinda Friesen’s first published book, and the first installment in the One Bright Future series.
The story continues with Subversion, book two in the One Bright Future series.
Softcover: ISBN 9780993939006
eBook: ISBN 9780993939013
eBooks are available at your favourite eBook store.
Recommended: Grade 7-12, age 12+
Genre: Young adult, Sci-Fi/Dystopian
Themes: Social justice, slavery, courage, romance
Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.9 x 22.9 cm
Shipping Weight: 318 g
Recognition and reviews:
Shortlisted: SYRCA 2017 Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards)
Resource Links Rating: Good
CM Magazine: ***/4 stars
“Enslavement stuck in my head – if I took a break from reading my mind stayed in the book. What I needed was a port-a-potty and an IV so I wouldn’t have to move. A great read . . . Melinda, get out of bed, let some violent video game raise your kids, quit any other job, give your husband the remote and write. Thanks.” ~ Dan Cooley, Enslavement: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
“Unbelievably surreal! Worth every second spent reading this gem!” ~Lita’s Book Blog
“. . . a very mind blowing book that I highly recommend . . . ." ~Thoughtful Tinker
“A very insightful book from a debut author. I look forward to reading more in this series and whatever else the author writes.” ~Word to Dreams
“I enjoyed Enslavement and look forward to the next book. The editing and formatting were topnotch. The book started with a bang and the author did an excellent job building an unfortunately possible-sounding world. It was easy to make an emotional connection to the main character, Rielle, as she is torn from her family and essentially sold as a slave . . . ." ~Marlene Moss, On Writing and Riding