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The Stock Michelle K. Pickett

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It’s not a man’s world anymore.

In contemporary America, where the Woman’s Suffrage Movement won the Civil War, the Matriarchy rules supreme. Now, segregation isn’t by race or religion, but by sex. Men are stock, bought and bartered like slaves at The Redemption. This is the America Adela lives in.

From floggings to executions, Adela has seen the ugly side of the Matriarchy. Taught that all lives are equal, she tries to protect men, from helping them flee the country, to rescuing boys taken by the government.

When it’s clear she’ll lose her best friend and true love, Greer, at The Redemption, Adela will do anything to keep him safe. But The Redemption is sacred in this woman-dominated America, and to defy the Matriarchy is to toy with death.

Adela must decide just how much she’s willing to risk for family, country, and love.

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  • 98843 words
  • About 395 pages
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Swoon Index Ranking

  • Heat

    7

  • Tears

    8

  • Laughs

    7

  • Thrills

    9

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54 comments on "The Stock"

Zahraa on July 17, 2017, 6:26 a.m. said:

Zahraa


Ohhh God.. I can't really describe how much I enjoyed reading this book! I loved it so much, that I havent even watched my favourite series in a week! Cause as soon as I had some free time, I would just read The stock, even though I would scream and cry sometimes! I loved the main character, and how she felt, even her sadness..

Long story short : It is just an really really amazing story, that is wort your time!

And for the sequel, when will it be out??? Cause I CANT wait to know what happens next!!

Similar stories : It kind of reminds me just a little of Delirium by Lauren Oliver. But otherwise it is a really unique idea, and something that we havent thought about.

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Michelle K. Pickett on July 17, 2017, 9:33 a.m. said:

Michelle K. Pickett


Thank you so much, Zahraa! <3 I'm thrilled you enjoyed Adela and Greer's story and that you liked Adela so much. I'm glad her sadness and anger came through and that you were able to feel them along with her.

Yes, I've had a lot of requests for the sequel. I'm working on it, I promise! :) A lot of things happen in Adela's life in book two!

Thank you again for reading The Stock and sharing your comments!
Michelle :)

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Zahraa on July 12, 2017, 4:12 p.m. said:

Zahraa


very exciting and a unique idea!

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Michelle K. Pickett on July 13, 2017, 5:20 a.m. said:

Michelle K. Pickett


Hi, Zahraa!

Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy the story. :)

Michelle :)

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Keren.Hughes on July 7, 2017, 7:32 a.m. said:

Keren.Hughes


There aren't enough words to explain what I a enjoyed most about The Stock. I simply loved it from the first word to the last. Warm, wet tears are still streaking their way down my face as I sit here trying to compose my thoughts.
The story arc was amazing. I love Dystopian novels. It's my go-to genre when I want a break from writing contemporary romances.
A favourite of mine is Divergent. So much so I have 3 tattoos from the trilogy. Veronica Roth truly wrote a world I fell in love with. It deserved the big publishing contract and the movie franchise. I also think The Stock deserves the same recognition. I would love to see this signed with a big publisher and more than that, I'd love to see it on the big screen. It is beyond amazing, beyond words and I have so much love for Adela and Greer that I believe they are the book industry's next Tris and Four.

The Stock is comparable to Divergent. It's well executed, with a complex plot that leaves you on the edge of your seat wanting more.
The Matriachy, the way men are not even second-class citizens, they are just property... this book has so much depth. The character's are easy to love and the government they are fighting against is easy to find absolutely abhorrent.
If you were to ask me as a huge fan of Divergent, I would say that The Stock is the next big thing. It's simply that good.

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Michelle K. Pickett on July 7, 2017, 8:55 a.m. said:

Michelle K. Pickett


I don't even know how to respond to that. Honestly. (And I usually always have something to say!). But, that was, quite possibly, one of the best reviews ever. Thank you so much for spending time with--and loving!--Adela and Greer. Books are always personal to authors. Characters even more so, I think. So to read your words about a story, a world, and characters I love... it just leaves me speechless. Thank you!

Michelle <3

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Keren.Hughes on July 10, 2017, 4:54 a.m. said:

Keren.Hughes


Michelle, your work never fails to pull all the feels from me. I am always prepared for an emotional roller coaster. But The Stock blew me away. It's one of my favourite reads of 2017, but probably even better than anything I've read in the last couple of years!
Adela and Greer held my heart in their hands. I fell head over heels for them.
I love Dystopian stories, my favourite of course, is Divergent. Or at least it was, until now. Now it's balancing precariously on the edge. I'm sure once I read Matriarchy, Divergent will no longer hold that top spot. And I don't say things like that lightly because I have so much love for that trilogy and for Tris & Four.
Honestly, if you asked me to choose between Four and Greer, I would have to say Greer burrowed his way deeper into my heart.
As a male in a female led world, he can't be anything but the underdog. And that made me love him that little bit more.
I can't wait to read book 2 and I hope there are more books after that. ❤️

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Mellanie C. on July 6, 2017, 9:58 p.m. said:

Mellanie C.


I forgot to ask this in my original comment, but I would have liked a clue how to pronounce the heroine's name. Is it ADD-a-la or a-DELL-a?

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Michelle K. Pickett on July 7, 2017, 5:53 a.m. said:

Michelle K. Pickett


Hi, Mellanie!

It's a-DELL-a. Like the singer Adele, but with an "ah" sound at the end. I loved the name when I first saw it and asked the woman (she was my nurse! Ha-ha) how to pronounce it to be sure I was on point. You can hear it pronounced here: http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Adela

But, just because I liked the name I wasn't sure I'd use it until I looked up its meaning, which is: Noble. I thought that fit the character. So, Adela came to life in my head.

Do you have suggestions to make the word easier to read/pronounce? I'm all for hearing them. I really hate not knowing a character's name when I read. It's distracting.

Michelle :)

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Hannah.Laughton on July 5, 2017, 4:49 p.m. said:

Hannah.Laughton


Loved this - couldn't put it down and read it within a day! hope you're successful with publishing :) *waits anxiously for the second book*

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