The Maquisarde is a book written by Louise Marley and it is set in the last few years of the 21st century. The book follows the story of Ebriel Serique, a flutist from Paris, who experiences a great loss. The world is pretty much being controlled by something known as InCo, under the leadership of General Glass. Her family is murdered and Ebriel is certain that General Glass is responsible for it, so she sets out to seek her revenge. The book tells the tale of Ebriel’s successes and struggles and it really plays with your emotions. I can’t really count how many times i caught myself choking up, having tears spilling from my eyes. Marley is great at creating a whole universe that you can lose yourself in. I haven’t been this invested in a story in a long time, and I’m both relieved and sad that it is now over. The book is very futuristic, but it is also close enough to how our world is now, enough for us to start imagine what it would be like if this was our reality.
If you love futuristic settings and science fiction books, and stories with a strong heroine, this will be perfect for you! Marley takes her characters to hell and back, but in the end it all seems to work out in mysterious ways. I’ll include the official description below so you can read it yourself.
In the final few years of the 21st century, life in Paris is quiet for Ebriel Serique and her family. They live protected by the glass walls of their skyscraper apartment, safe from the poverty-stricken countries just over the Line of Partition. Until one day, her husband and daughter go sailing, and are murdered by terrorists who claim their yacht had crossed the Line.
Driven by grief and justice, Ebriel ventures beyond the confines of her charmed life to confront the truth about the way the world is run. And while she never would have suspected it, Ebriel discovers that she has the courage for anything-even violence.
I honestly do not think that there is more for me to say about this one.. You would have to read it and experience it yourself. Maybe you won’t like it, maybe you would end up loving it just as much as I did. It would definitely be worth the read though, no matter if you end up enjoying it or not.