Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for False Flag by Rachel Churcher. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my stop on the tour! Check out my review and let me know what you think.
Ketty Smith is an instructor with the Recruit Training Service, turning sixteen-year-old conscripts into government fighters. She’s determined to win the job of lead instructor at Camp Bishop, but the arrival of Bex and her friends brings challenges she’s not ready to handle. Running from her own traumatic past, Ketty faces a choice: to make a stand, and expose a government conspiracy, or keep herself safe, and hope she’s working for the winning side.
The Battle Ground series is set in a dystopian near-future UK, after Brexit and Scottish independence.
I hopped on this blog tour immediately because I absolutely loved the first book in this series and was so excited to get to this book! I absolutely love that False Flag tells the same story as Battle Ground from someone on the other side’s point of view! Rachel Churcher is fantastic at world building and character crafting. It made it really difficult to decide which side I should be on!
I just gushed for an entire paragraph about this book because I just can’t get enough of this series. I really feel like I’m in the world – which, mind you, is terrifying. This isn’t a place you’d want to be! Terrorism, war, violence, False Flag has it all…but it’s done with such finesse.
I urge you to check this series out if you enjoy this type of story. I don’t think you will be disappointed at all!
Rachel Churcher was born between the last manned moon landing, and the first orbital Space Shuttle mission. She remembers watching the launch of STS-1, and falling in love with space flight, at the age of five. She fell in love with science fiction shortly after that, and in her teens she discovered dystopian fiction. In an effort to find out what she wanted to do with her life, she collected degrees and other qualifications in Geography, Science Fiction Studies, Architectural Technology, Childminding, and Writing for Radio.
She has worked as an editor on national and in-house magazines; as an IT trainer; and as a freelance writer and artist. She has renovated several properties, and has plenty of horror stories to tell about dangerous electrics and nightmare plumbers. She enjoys reading, travelling, stargazing, and eating good food with good friends – but nothing makes her as happy as writing fiction.
Her first published short story appeared in an anthology in 2014, and the Battle Ground series is her first long-form work. Rachel lives in East Anglia, in a house with a large library and a conservatory full of house plants. She would love to live on Mars, but only if she’s allowed to bring her books.
Let me know what you think!