The Collection

The Collection: A Registry Novel Book Cover The Collection: A Registry Novel
The Registry, Book 2
Shannon Stoker
Young Adult Fiction
William Morrow Paperbacks

How far would you go to control your own destiny?

Mia Morrissey has escaped: from America, from the Registry, from the role she was raised to play—a perfect bride auctioned to the highest bidder. She's enemy number one to the world's largest power, and there's no turning back now.



“The Collection” picks up immediately from where “The Registry” ended, with Mia in the company of Riley and Andrew and Carter being held captive.  Riley is my favorite character in the series up to this point, and I hope we get to see more.

My feelings on “The Collection” are very mixed.  The plot is very imaginative, and it brings up many talking points, including women’s rights, war, etc.  It is clean enough for middle readers without being too juvenile for the older young adult crowd.  Those points alone are worth the given three stars.

Unfortunately, character development is sparse, and the writing contains way too many “he said, she said, they saids”.  I feel like if “said” were to be removed entirely, being replaced with more descriptive words, it would have been a much more pleasant read.  It would have been wonderful to know more about the internal conflicts faced by each character.  Instead, it is left somewhat dry and unexplored.

All said, I am still going to give the third installment of the series a read, because the plot has me hooked enough to want to know how it ends.


Content Warning:

Violence, Sexual Situations, Unwilling Drug Use


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