Review: Outlaw by Imogen Keeper


The sexy, action-packed first book in The City of a Thousand Lies trilogy by award-winning Imogen Keeper.

THE GOVERNMENT drugs us with ‘vitamins.’
They monitor us with nanochips.
They subjugate us with fear.

Citizens obey.
Outlaws are hunted down in the streets.

NO ONE knows that better than me.
Four years ago, my mother died, my father rebelled and was instantly Outlawed, leaving me responsible for my sick sister, a stack of bills and both our lives.
So I kept my head down and I prayed the government would never look my way. But now, they’ve found me anyway and have issued an impossible command. I have to write the code to convert nanochips to mind control devices and take the final freedom away from all of us—our own minds.

FOR A TEST SUBJECT, they gave me Romeo-Three, a captive bio-engineered soldier as dangerous as he is irresistible.
The reckless hope that saturates his every word ignites inside me a longing for a life beyond obedience.

LOVING HIM is an act of war.
The price tag of his freedom is my life, leaving us with no choice but to rebel—even if rebellion means certain death.

Favorite Lines:

“Some people just sparkle as if their very souls are amused…”

My Opinion:

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

This book was amazing. It was so refreshing and had such a creative concept without being so far out there that I got lost while reading it. The story follows Romeo-Three and Tierney Jones. Tierney has to program a chip that is in the brain of Romeo-Three and his family that will control their minds but the more time she spends in the lab with him, the more she is unable to deny her attraction.

This story grabbed me from the start. Sometimes books drag a bit while they introduce you to the world you will be reading about but Keeper did a great job at keeping me engaged from page one. I actually ended up staying up until 4am to read this book in one sitting; that is how good it was.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this book but I loved it. It is a sci-fi NSFW romance that just got better and better with every page I turned. It made my heart hurt in just the right way (that is how you know a book is good).

Without giving anything away, the ending did confuse me a bit because it was suddenly like “Oh yeah Tierney can do this now and Michael just knows about it. No big deal”. You will understand what I mean when you read this. Maybe it will be explained more in the next book but it almost seemed like the ending was rushed a bit.


Overall, this is one of the best books I have read in a while and I am dying to see where Keeper takes the series next. If you like NSFW romance, sci-fi, and dystopian societies then this book is for you. Happy reading!




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