Melissa’s Review: Exodia by Debra Chapoton

Exodia (Exodia Ledgers, #1)Exodia
written by Debra Chapoton
Expected Publication: June 25, 2015

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
I loved it. I’ve read Ms. Chapoton’s work before (you can read my review of A Soul’s Kiss HERE), and while I’ll still argue she’s got some work to do in the grammar and editing department, she’s written another winner. Exodia‘s got everything an avid post-apocalyptic reader wants—plus just a hint of Moses. It’s like buying a dark chocolate brownie, taking the first bite, and realizing someone’s added a bit of cinnamon to the recipe. DELICIOUS. I’m starting the second installment right . . . NOW.



Ok, well, it’s not so much a Golden Line as an example of why Ms. Chapoton needs some serious editing help, but friends, please. Don’t let it stop you from reading this book! 

“Jamie’s father would often show up unannounced and he’d demand a reenactment of her role as submissive, and abused, wife.”


Would I recommend it: Yes. Read it.


About the book – from Goodreads: 
By 2093 American life is a strange mix of failing technologies, psychic predictions, and radiation induced abilities. Tattoos are mandatory to differentiate two classes, privileged and slave.

Dalton Battista fears that his fading tattoo is a deadly omen. He’s either the heir of the brutal tyrant of the new capital city, Exodia, or he’s its prophesied redeemer. Shy, handsome, smart and in possession of powers he doesn’t yet realize, he escapes an order for his execution by fleeing the city with the help of Lydia, who quickly captures his heart. But can he escape a destiny that will force him to marry another girl and return to Exodia as its liberator?

Based loosely on the ancient story of Moses, this two book dystopian journey (EXODIA and OUT OF EXODIA) crosses genres, combining young adult, new adult, sci-fi, magical realism, and speculative fiction for an adventure full of symbolism, hidden codes, and thematic imagery.




  1. You have some of the most original picks and I love it! It is great to get recommendations for a book every now and again that I haven’t seen a gazillion times. This sounds good. I like all the futuristic elements. Thank you for reviewing it.

  2. You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy the book! =)

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