Throwback Thursday: The V Girl by Mya Robarts

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme created by Renee @ It’s Book Talk. This meme is an awesome way to share old favorites that were published over a year ago or even books that you’re finally reading after much time has passed. I have plenty of those to share! If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, and you’re welcome to use Renee’s pic as well. Please link back to her@It’s Book Talk.

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This Week’s Pick:

The V Girl

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ROMANCE SET IN A DYSTOPIAN FUTURE

In post-apocalyptic North America, sexual slavery is legal. Lila Velez desperately wants to lose her virginity before the troops visit her town and take it away by force. She makes plans to seduce her only friend. 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 for love.
Lila’s coping mechanism to deal with her mother’s loss is her secret. A secret that will bring her closer to Aleksey Fürst, a foreign, broody man who she distrusts because of his links to the troops and his rough, yet irresistible appearance. He offers Lila an alternative to her plans, a possibility that terrifies her…and tempts her in spite of herself.
With threats looming at every turn and no way to escape, Lila fears that falling in love will only lead to more heartache. The consequences of laying down her arms for Aleksey and welcoming hope might destroy more than her heart. They might force her to face the worst of her nightmares becoming a reality. Is love possible in a world that has forgotten what the human touch is?

NOTES FROM THE AUTHOR
* This is a book full of romance and anti-rape messages. I didn’t write this book to romanticize violence against women but to tell the story of a girl who has to come of age under the most terrible circumstances.

* This full-length novel is a stand alone. No cliffhanger

* Alpha male hero. No cheating. No slut-shaming.

* Includes a discussion guide for bookclubs

* Possible triggers for abuse survivors.


My Thoughts: 

The V Girl by Mya Robarts is disturbing, yet extraordinary. I really enjoyed the story, loved the characters, and stayed interested throughout the book. I did find it extremely hard to read at times due to the mutilation and rape. The fear is felt for many of the characters throughout the story, but mainly for Lila.

I was really happy with the last 20% of the book including the ending. I LOVE the discussion questions at the end which educate you on the statistics of rape, and mass rape during war. Also the epilogue was a wonderful addition with descriptions of the present and possible future.

4 ****


Find this book on Goodreads and Amazon:

  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: V Books; 2nd edition (November 28, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0997203102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0997203103

More Throwback Thursday Picks Around the Blogosphere…

Jill at Jill’s Book Cafe

Deanna at DeesRadReads and Reviews

Amanda at Literary Weaponry

Susan at Susan Loves Books

Cathy at What Cathy Read Next

Lynne at Fictionophile

Annie at The Misstery

Amy at Novel Gossip

Diana at A Haven for Booklovers

Laurie at Cozy Nook Books

Ann Marie at LItWitWineDine

Laura at Snazzy Books


Thanks for checking out today’s Throwback Thursday. Do you have any throwbacks to share? Please feel free to comment below with thoughts or suggestions. 🙂

8 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: The V Girl by Mya Robarts

  1. David R. Dowdy

    I can’t imagine this was easy to read. Worse, it must have been extraordinarily difficult to write because of the hard emotion.

    The following note is important, I think, not only to tamp down any misgivings. More to acknowledge the suffering and to show the subject matter was not taken lightly by the author or for quick gain. Too, it shows how the problem transcends fiction.

    * This is a book full of romance and anti-rape messages. I didn’t write this book to romanticize violence against women but to tell the story of a girl who has to come of age under the most terrible circumstances.

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    1. It wasn’t that bad really, just in a few spots.

      Yes, I appreciated the author messages as well. There are statistics and other facts in the back which makes it great for discussion.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it, David. Hope you’ve had a great week so far! ❤

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    1. Yeah, this was definitely out of my realm, but I went in blind not really knowing that much about it. Once I start, I have to finish and I really wanted to know the outcome for Lila.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it, Chauncey. It’s a hard subject indeed. 🙂🖤

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  2. This looks like a disturbing but compelling read. I’m not one for traditional romance AT ALL but this seems very different. I’ve added it to my GR list. There’s a GR giveaway going on now so I entered that too. 🙂

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  3. starjustin

    Great review! Tough read I’m sure but sounds very thought-provoking and intriguing only from the view of Lila’s outcome in the end. In reading your review, I am hoping that all turned out well for her. I may give it a try. 🙂

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