Book Review: Bad Faith

Bad Faith Bad Faith by Gillian Philip

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Bad Faith is a dystopian young adult novel. Set in a theocratic dictatorship somewhere in Europe, it follows Cassandra, the daughter of a rector in the ruling One Church. She and her boyfriend Ming discover a corpse in the woods – someone has killed the Bishop Todd, leader of the One Church. The story twists and turns, leaving Cassie, Ming and the reader guessing to the last who killed the Bishop and why.

In addition to being a great mystery, this book is a brilliant political satire, pointing out that society's problems will not just disappear if everyone follows the same religion. One part that particularly cracked me up: someone is listing all the God-fearing nations in the world and she names The United Midwestern States as one of them. Wonder what happened to the poor heathens on the coasts?

I highly recommend this book for fans of dystopian fiction and/or mysteries.
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  • zenzonechick

    Woohoo! Glad you liked it!

  • rhapsodyinbooks

    I’m so glad to see this review! I loved this book but it doesn’t seem to be distributed very well in the States (United Midwestern or otherwise) and so one doesn’t see it getting the press it deserves!

  • Rachel McElhany

    I put it on my Amazon wishlist after reading a review – Im 99% sure it was on your blog. I think the person that gave it to me for Christmas had a little trouble getting it but Im glad she managed it!
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