The V Girl

The V Girl : A coming of age story

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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?

* 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 499g
  • English
  • 2nd Revised, Re-Edited with Chapter Titles ed.
  • 30 Illustrations
  • 0997203102
  • 9780997203103
  • 353,130

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"Literally one of the most unique novels I have ever read. It was intense, romantic, dangerous and touching. A coming of story novel that will knock you sideways" Benjamin Alderson from Benjaminoftomes

"The V Girl is about changing your own destiny, fighting for your rights, falling in love in such desperate times and what it means to be human. It's dark, unique and addictive. I demand more, Mya!"

"The V Girl by Mya Robarts is a riveting debut that explores a unique and at times difficult concept in an entertaining and fast paced read that will tug at your emotions and leave you wanting the next chapter as soon as possible." Rachel @ The Rest Is Still Unwritten

"Robarts did a phenomenal job with The V Girl, as I have never been so desperate to keep reading something that made me feel so many variations of discomfort, rage and, most uncomfortable to admit, desire."

"The relationships between Lila and her friends, family and Aleksey are well sketched, and often extremely moving. Her sexual awakening is also very lovingly done, with the choice of when, where and who with, so explicitly hers - despite the rape culture she lives within - that it made me want to cheer." wonderlandjen

"I found all of the characters to be quite well developed, and Lila was both complex and entertaining. The story is compelling, even though there are scenes that had me cringing, and quite a few surprises along the way." Kitty Smith

"Mya Robarts has written a dark and riveting story. It is a true page turner as the characters and story are so well-written you will find yourself lost in this world she has created. The story-line is very different from the normal dystopian future novels." Sarah Elle

"I could not put this book down. I read it without taking a break, staying up too late to finish it. It was an engrossing, original and at times, heart breaking story." Justirishgirl

"I firmly believe that the Discussion Questions at the end of the book should be asked in every high school in the US. They have the potential to open the door for some amazing personal inventory. I applauded the truth bombs dropped throughout the book about a female's value being more than the condition of her hymen."

"This book will make you laugh, make you cry and leave you feeling raw and emotional. I honestly couldn't have loved this book more." lunalandbooks

"I was craving for Lila/Aleksey moments! It was so well built, it felt natural! I wish I could read more about them." flowlessbooks

"One more time- do not mistake a vague small blurb that you think you understand have you thinking that this book is not something completely magnificent. I did not think one should care so much about being a virgin, and thought I knew what was going to happen- no I was wrong. And I am both completely heartbroken and brilliantly captivated by the beauty of this book."

"It was an intense, fast-paced, unique ride. One I'm not going to forget so soon." FOABBookBlog

"I really enjoyed reading this. I raced through it in the matter of a few days. I appreciated the way the author slowly revealed the main themes of this novel and more and more about the situations in the story as well. Well written!" Olivia's Catastrophe bookblog

"Like '1984' and other dystopian classics, 'The V Girl' is a thought-provoking social commentary. I especially liked the questions for discussion that the author included at the back of the book." Candace @ Book Addict Haven
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