All Rights Reserved (Word$, #1)

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I ve been raving about this one to my friends after receiving an ARC from the publisher The book presents a frightening future of corporate sponsorships and copyright infringement gone haywire that we

I ve been raving about this one to my friends after receiving an ARC from the publisher The book presents a frightening future of corporate sponsorships and copyright infringement gone haywire that we are probably closer to than you expect.Bestseller All Rights Reserved (Word$, #1) Author Gregory Scott Katsoulis Viral Ebook In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silentSpeth Jime is anxious to deliver her Last Day speech and celebrate her transition into adulthood The moment she turns fifteen, Speth must pay for every word she speaks, for every nod, for every scream and even every gesture of affection She s been raised to kn In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silentSpeth Jime is anxious to deliver her Last Day speech and celebrate her transition into adulthood The moment she turns fifteen, Speth must pay for every word she speaks, for every nod, for every scream and even every gesture of affection She s been raised to know the consequences of falling into debt, and can t begin to imagine the pain of having her eyes shocked for speaking words that she s unable to afford.But when Speth s friend Beecher commits suicide rather than work off his family s crippling debt, she can t express her shock and dismay without breaking her Last Day contract and sending her family into Collection Rather than read her speech rather than say anything at all she closes her mouth and vows never to speak again, sparking a movement that threatens to destroy her, her family and the entire city around them. Gregory Scott Katsoulis Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the All Rights Reserved (Word$, #1) book, this is one of the most wanted Gregory Scott Katsoulis author readers around the world. . Bestseller Books All Rights Reserved (Word$, #1) Words matter Words make ideas They preserve truths and history They express freedom and they shape it Words mold our thoughts That gives them value and power plotIn the future, lawyers have realized they can put copyrights on things as basic as words, and now, on each individual s fifteenth birthday, they are given a device that tracks every word they speak or gesture they make and charges them exorbitantly for it.On Speth s fifteenth birthday, she realizes she doesn t want to be suck Words matter Words make ideas They preserve truths and history They express freedom and they shape it Words mold our thoughts That gives them value and power plotIn the future, lawyers have realized they can put copyrights on things as basic as words, and now, on each individual s fifteenth birthday, they are given a device that tracks every word they speak or gesture they make and charges them exorbitantly for it.On Speth s fifteenth birthday, she realizes she doesn t want to be sucked into this life, so she decides to do the unthinkable she adopts silence as her protest Lawyers everywhere are enraged, and Speth suddenly finds her entire world turned upside down as the world around her attempts to punish her for her nonconformity the good The plot of this book is so unique, and unlike anything I ve ever read before A world in which people are charged for every word they speak, every nod or sigh, every kiss or hug it s honestly a little bit terrifying to even think of, especially as the story goes on to explain that people who go too far into debt are basically forced into indentured slavery to the government I loved the sci fi aspects of the story, such as the ocular lenses everyone was forced to wear that could shock them for transgressions, or the Ads that were custom tailored to the potential customers walking by at any given time So many features in the story just felt so innovative The Product Placers I assumed from the very beginning that they would be important, given how much Speth was fascinated by them, so I was pretty pleased when they recruited her onto their team Kel, Henri, and Margot are all such fun and sweet characters, plus I was especially fond of the scenes in which Speth was getting her feet under her and learning the ropes The missions the team were sent on just sounded so intense and fun, and I am a sucker for the whole lonely misunderstood MC finds a group of misfit friends to become their family trope the bad Speth This poor, sad child sigh I mean, the very first decision she makes in the entire book is so astonishingly poorly thought out that I just thought, certainly, she would have to progress in an upward fashion as the story continued right Nope.She makes one poor decision after another, and by the end of the book, I honestly was just wishing someone would scream at her until she finally grasped the severity of the stupid, reckless, and terrible choices she made Despite being a first person narration style, I had a very hard time connecting to Speth emotionally The story as a whole drew me in, and I found myself feeling attached to other characters at times, but I think the complete lack of dialogue from Speth makes her really hard to relate to She constantly caused emotional duress to others through her silence, when they needed her to speak, and that made it really hard to view her as anything beyond this calloused and aloof child Without trying to spoil too much, there s a serious story arc of exploiting someone s feelings to use them and it s such a sweet character who gets hurt, at that , and then it s just never really called out There are no actual repercussions, and very little remorse, seemingly Again, no spoilers, but there is a heartbreaking turn of events towards the end of the book that made me want to throw my kindle and never, ever finish this story I literally made a Goodreads status that basically said there are books that can break your heart and make you love them , and then there are books that go for the Big Traumas and just piss you the hell off This incident was the latter scenario The ending leaves a lot of things unexplained, and the story is wrapped up in an incredibly unrealistic and rushed manner I know it s the first book in a series, but the story would have been better to leave off on a cliffhanger than to rush through the last few chapters the way it did conclusionThis was actually an incredibly anticipated read for me, and I thought I would love it and totally fly through it sadly, though, it just didn t cut it for me If you re particularly into dystopian titles like I am, I would say pick it up, give it a chance, and it may be much enjoyable for you than it was for me As far as I m concerned, though, I ll pass on continuing the series Thank you to Harlequin Teen and Edelweiss for providing me with an ARC of this book All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own You can find this review and on my blog
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  • Words matter Words make ideas They preserve truths and history They express freedom and they shape it Words mold our thoughts That gives them value and power plotIn the future, lawyers have realized they can put copyrights on things as basic as words, and now, on each individual s fifteenth birthday, they are given a device that tracks every word they speak or gesture they make and charges them exorbitantly for it.On Speth s fifteenth birthday, she realizes she doesn t want to be s [...]


  • I ve been raving about this one to my friends after receiving an ARC from the publisher The book presents a frightening future of corporate sponsorships and copyright infringement gone haywire that we are probably closer to than you expect.


  • Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the pleasure of reading this e arc This was a brilliant read I love a good Dystopian novel and this comes with such a creatively detailed social commentary I had a hard time putting it down The future laid out in this book made me pause to take a look at what our 21st century looks like, and being able to imagine our society reaching a place where it costs to communicate added a goosebump inducing tension to the whole story Speth was such a r Thank yo [...]


  • This is great science fiction The world building is vivid and intriguing, it has a unique plot, and it makes you think Speth s world is uncomfortable to read about Every word and gesture is copyrighted and a payment has to be made to the rights hold Any slight provokes a lawsuit that eventually sends people into so much debt that they are sold as indentured servants Speth, in shock and grief over the suicide of her friend, chooses not to speak, which makes her a pariah and even dangerous T This [...]


  • This book must be read by everyone, now We are coming to that time when litigation stifles our lives Monsanto have copyrighted whole genetic sequences while cuckoo nesting farms with barren seed crops Taylor Swift has successfully registered whole sentences which cannot be used by anyone she didn t think of them, but she wrote them down and now feels validated to claim ownership of them The estate of Marvin Gaye successfully sued Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke for the sound of a cow bel This [...]


  • The entire time I read this book I kept thinking to myself Could this BE any timely All Rights Reserved is a smart, detailed commentary on what might happen if the reigns are held too tightly on copyright and freedom of expression There are so many wonderful and subtle nods to the big copyright holders in the present I can hands down say this is the sharpest Dystopian YA I ve ever read I can t wait to read about Speth and Co in book 2


  • Smart, interesting, and often heartbreaking, All Rights Reserved may be dystopian, but it often hits too close to home I was racing through the last section to see how this one would end Looking forward to the sequel I received an advance copy


  • Received digital copy from NetGalleyThis book just grabbed me from the very first page Essentially a commentary on society, and how we view words and our freedoms of speech and expression Gregory Scott Katsoulis provides a harrowing perspective of a society gone completely wrong, where the policing and ownership of every single word, phrase and gesture is rigidly monitored This is told from the perspective of 15 year old Speth, as she is about to become a legal adult and begin paying back t Rece [...]


  • Hey, it s a dystopian YA novel that s really about something This is actual, proper social and political criticism, folks In a YA novel published by Harlequin I m pleased, but not surprised Teen Vogue is providing some of the best political commentary of our era, so it makes sense that Harlequin would also choose this moment to step it up All Rights Reserved takes place in a future where every word you say after age 15 is copyrighted and incurs a fee The protagonist, Speth, [...]


  • This happens to be one of those books where the only thing I wanted out of it was the satisfaction of seeing a super BOLD idea slapped across the page The BIG IDEA is admittedly fantastic.I was even interested in seeing if ANYONE could pull it off It comes with a ton of issues, but if properly handled, even as a YA dystopia, it might have been brilliant.I have no problems with a huge suspension of disbelief, but sometimes a big idea doesn t and can t ever jibe with reality Sure, if the This happ [...]


  • This book was absolutely amazing I simply could not put it down I read fifty pages one day, and when I picked it up the next day I couldn t put it down until I finished it All Rights Reserved is a dystopian novel that takes place in a futuristic America The laws have been distorted so much by copywrite laws that citizens have lost the freedom of speech, and must begin paying for every word and gesture the day they turn fifteen Speth, the main character, is so utterly relatable The book ope This [...]


  • Well that was terrifying In the current world that we live in with fake news , sue happy people, and companies trying to copyright just about everything this book really caused me to pause and think Throughout the whole novel I constantly gave thought to the idea of not being able to say what was on my mind because it would cost too much or what it would be like to not be able to hug a loved one when they needed it because it would send my family into collections In Speth s world these are r Wel [...]


  • Even before the start of this story, readers are shown a glimpse of the world they re about to enter, in the form of a copyright page as it might look in the State of Vermaine, the place where Speth lives some time in our future, where freedom of speech is no longer a thing and special permits need to be bought just to maintain ownership of a physical book.The Owner assumes any and all Legal obligation for this physical copy of the book and indemnifies the author and publisher against liability, [...]


  • If you had to pay for what you said would you choose your carefully What if you actions of holding hands or a comforting pats could put you in debt, would you reconsider a hug What if your face had the likeness of a famous person, would you shield it from the world in fear of being sued When you start this book it explains the world you are about to enter and what happens when you become 15, how you are then charged for words and actions You get implants in your eyes and cuff on you that If you [...]


  • Wow what a unique concept Imagine a world where EVERYTHING you said was subject to Copyright Where even your name is subject to a price and for those who can t afford to pay to name their child are obligated to settle for a half name A world where generations later are penalised for an illegal download their great grandparents committed I found this book really interesting because this story is told from the perspective of Speth who was due to give a speech on her Last Day prior t Wow what a uni [...]


  • I received a copy of this book from Netgalley Thankyou to Netgalley and HQ for giving me the opportunity to read this book My review is still honest.Wow What an intensely thought provoking and current novel I m so impressed by the thought that has gone into this book It s a YA novel, but explores so much about capitalism and the nature of copyright and branding All Rights Reserved creates a world in which people are fitted with a Cuff at the age of 15 that monitors the words they speak and I rec [...]


  • Let s get real for just one second this ridiculous fic is a financial adviser s literary wet dream As for me, though No All Rights Reserved has its heart in the right place at times and has a handful of good ideas to boot but it sucks Being boring and heavy handed always equals a hard pass from yours truly The wacky world the author paints wouldn t happen Ever Too many money headaches, for God s sake Therefore, I can t relate I d get a bit intricate with why I despise this fic, bu Let s g [...]


  • This dystopian YA novel is an imaginative critique of intellectual property law s role in perpetuating social inequality I enjoyed the oppressive world building, which goes beyond the corneal implants and targeted advertising of Minority Report , or a William Gibson or Gary Shteyngart esque satire on a hyper branded world In particular I liked the ninja like Placers a witty idea of personifying the consumer culture trope of product placement.This is the sort of book that gets you thinking ab Thi [...]


  • REVIEWI downloaded this book from Edelweiss, as soon as I saw the cover and read the blurb I knew I absolutely had to read it I found both the cover and the blurb fascinating and to be truthful you could imagine this actually happening in the distant future.The cover is a very powerful image It s a bright yellow colour background so that should ensure it jumps out at you on a book store shelf There are also lots of different words around a silhouette of who I would say is the main character S RE [...]


  • My silence meant something It was a protest I owned it 4 5It s been several years since dystopia was the go to genre for the upcoming YA author and, upon seeing All Rights Reserved, I thought that enough time had passed for me to brave this book And damn, it was good I ve read a lot of dystopias in my time but never anything quite like this Yeah, maybe it had a few kinks in the plot that could have been smoothed out, a few hallmarks of a new author, but these are easily forgiven.S My sile [...]


  • Imagine a future where you ll pay for what you ve said Literally That s what happens in this inventive new book Speth Jime is set to deliver her Last Day speech After her speech, she must pay for every word she uses It s the same for everyone once they turn fifteen, and a way for the government to keep people down by forcing them to work constantly to afford being able to talk But what would happen if someone refused to speak That s exactly what Speth decides to do, and her actions may ve Imagin [...]


  • In my personal opinion, this book is no doubt has one of the most captivating synopsis there is, because it is the reason why I picked it up and pushed back my supposed to be TBR pile this month.What I like about this book 1 Setting This book brought me to a world that is so intriguing and unique where everything is copyrighted words, gestures, access to books, songs, arts and everything 2 Chapter namesEach chapter is named with words and their cost These words are found in the chapter, how In m [...]


  • I received an ARC of this book at Book Con I couldn t put it down As someone who loves language, and gestures excessively, I would never survive in Speth s world I loved the parallels to today s society that I saw in the book I feel like that is the mark of a good dystopian, when you can almost see how the world could end up going in this horrifying direction I didn t realize until later in the book, but I also love that there is no love triangle in this book There isn t any sort of romant I rec [...]



  • Words were like magic Imagine a world where you had to pay a lucrative sum for every word you say and every gesture you make If you control what people say and do, you take away their freedom, making it laughably easy for the higher ups to control the world you live in You are bound and gagged by the so called laws that are supposed to be in place to protect people s rights Of course the opposite is true all these laws hinder people If you so much as breathe than what the law mak Wo [...]


  • Well first of all this was the main ARC that I waited in line for during BookCon in NYC I am so glad that I made it in line before they shut it down because I could not be thrilled The Good How can you not love Speth She was an ideal main character, I loved her because she wasn t setting out to be a hero, and instead she discovered she was one Her ideas and plans were so realistic, and I felt like I could relate and connect with her The whole concept and world building that Greg has ma Well firs [...]



  • This book was obtained through NetGalley.What a great story When I read this book, I couldn t help but be reminded of my Copyright class I took in college I loved the originality in this book, how copyright restrictions and lawsuits become a way of life for society Kudos to the author for dreaming up this storyline.There s only one thing that kind of bothered me, and it might just be a personal preference There were moments when the story moved fairly slow and other moments when the story mo Thi [...]


  • We all know I m a total dystopian junkie and sometimes THEY JUST TERRIFY ME All Rights Reserved is like a crystal ball into the future and I m like, someone get me out of this timeline.Words matter Words make ideas They preserve truths and history They express freedom and they shape it Words mold our thoughts That gives them value and power.Speth is the this world s Katniss, thrown into the role as the face of a rebellion without even meaning to Does it cost her a lot Yeah, starting with We all [...]


  • this is a great science fiction book ,it is so original so emotional so thoughts provoking so page turning and so captivating and and , like C mon this is the second book on that made my eyes on the edge of crying , the world that Gregory had build a such a cruel yet so interesting one , she made me think of our future and all the technical changes that is happening in our life and how just a few of the ppl can take over the world and decide what is the best for us instead of us a this is a grea [...]


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