The Key to Fear

The Key to Fear

No touching today for a healthy tomorrow. For fifty years, the Key Corporation has defended humanity against a deadly virus that spreads through touch. Lovers don't kiss, or even hold hands. Personal boundaries are valued above all. Break the laws, and you'll face execution. Elodie, a talented young nurse, believes in the mission of the Key and has never questioned the laws No touching today for a healthy tomorrow. For fifty years, the Key Corporation has defended humanity...

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Title:The Key to Fear
Author:Kristin Cast
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1982548037
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Key to Fear Reviews

  • Annarella
    Jan 20, 2021
    I wanted to love this story as the blurb sound promising but, even if it's well written, it didn't keep my attention. Not my cup of tea. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine I wanted to love this story as the blurb sound promisin...
  • Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ Campbell
    Aug 30, 2020
    Lauren Oliver's DELIRIUM but make it Coronavirus. Lauren Oliver's DELIRIUM but make it Coronavirus. ...more ...
  • Karen’s Library
    Oct 04, 2020
    No touching today for a healthy tomorrow. These are the words that the inhabitants of this futuristic world live by. After a pandemic wipes out most of the world?s population, touch is no longer allowed. Babies are conceived using science, not by love. There is no touching, no kis...
  • Toya (the reading chemist)
    Oct 01, 2020
    There?s nothing more timely than reading a post-apocalyptic book that?s the result of a pandemic in 2020. No touching today for a healthy tomorrow. After a pandemic decimates most of the population, those who remain live by this mantra. Physical contact of any kind has been o...
  • Tracy
    Aug 01, 2020
    Somewhat timely and a good dystopian. I thought the ending gathered far too much speed, and was beginning to think she didn't save anything for the next book, but she definitely did. It will be interesting to see what comes next. Somewhat timely and a good dystopian. I thought ...
  • Rachel
    Sep 18, 2020
    I received an advanced copy from the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review. First, the novel seems SO applicable currently with the crazy pandemic going on! This novel is a futuristic novel where a virus has wiped out most of the human population and now so many safety preca...
  • Sentranced Jem
    Sep 24, 2020
    The blurb sucked me in..It IS 2020 after all... ...
  • Isabel (The Reader & The Chef)
    Oct 12, 2020
    *I received this book for free from MTMC Tours, Blackstone in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. You can also find this review at The Reader and the Chef * It is chilling how The Key to Fear is so close to our ...
  • Emma
    Oct 25, 2020
    Despite being shockingly relevant to our pandemic lives, this YA novel fails to convince. Set in the years after a virus killed the most of the world's population, the characters live in fear of a new outbreak. This is a dystopian nightmare based on the safety of distance. How ver...
  • Kristina Hart
    Oct 09, 2020
    The Key to Fear by Kristin Cast I have been in search of a new YA dystopian novel, as it?s a genre I do love reading. I am so glad that I read this amazing novel by Kristin Cast. It?s compared to novels like The Handmaids Tale and Vox, both equally amazing dystopias. The Key...
  • Roseanna
    Nov 06, 2020
    This story is absolutely fantastic. I bought this book because I am a fan of the author (not normally a reader of dystopian type stories) and I was not disappointed. "No touching today for a healthy tomorrow " completely resonates with our current lives. The eerily prophetic ...
  • Tiara
    Oct 19, 2020
    "No touching today for a healthy tomorrow." This is the motto the citizens of Kristen Cast's newest novel, The Key to Fear, live by. In this YA dystopian novel, based 50 years post pandemic the citizens of New America are governed by a corporation called The Key. T...
  • Candace Robinson
    Aug 06, 2020
    ARC received via publisher! ...
  • Karen Barber
    Nov 15, 2020
    One thing I think you need to do if you?re going to write a book set in an alternate world is offer some attempt to build it up and help us to understand how this came into being. Sadly, this was lacking. In spite of numerous references to the Key and how it controls the lives of its...
  • El Hyrst
    Oct 22, 2020
    Full review on my blog 9th November: https://inkandplasma.com/2020/11/09/t... Rating: 3.5 Trigger Warnings: sickness, death, fatphobia, emotional abuse, controlling relationship, human experimentation, virus, pandemic, suicide Thanks to Head of Zeus for the review copy and the...
  • Hâf
    Dec 27, 2020
    Is it a good idea to read a book about the events that happened after a pandemic.. during a pandemic? Who knows, but I enjoyed it! The Key to Fear is a dystopian novel based on two characters, obedient rule abiding Elodie who studies and works hard, and Aidan, a rebel, a troublemaker ...
  • Short and Sweet Reviews by Sam
    Nov 02, 2020
    Before I begin my review for The Key to Fear (The Key book one) by Kristin Cast, I would personally like to thank the author, the publishers and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this ARC and I have reviewed it honestly. Dystopian tales have never been more possible. 50 years...
  • Amybibliophile
    Nov 20, 2020
    This was a fairly fast read that interested me because of its pandemic plot-line. The book was mainly focused on the romance between Elodie and Aidan and I would have preferred more information on the virus that wiped out 90% of the population and the details of those that the virus to...
  • Denice Langley
    Nov 09, 2020
    The "Key" in THE KEY TO FEAR is an organization that assumes control of the few humans left alive after a virus kills off most of the world. The humans left alive are so afraid of contracting this virus that they allow this organization to control their lives. There is no tou...
  • Martina
    Nov 06, 2020
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher Head of Zeus via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 2.25 stars At first I was so drawn to this book because of this cover and its plot. It really sounded like my cup of tea. The Key to Fear is presented as a dystopian no...
  • Sifa Poulton
    Nov 01, 2020
    I received a review copy from the publisher as part of a tour in exchange for an honest review. It has not affected my opinions. I really wanted to like this book - I really wanted dystopia to be on the rise again, but with a fresh new perspective. However, this mostly felt like a b...
  • Marcia
    Nov 02, 2020
    This book hooked me right away. Obviously from the description I was immediately feeling the tension of art impersonated reality. With the way the world is now, I?m often thinking about the loss of ?touch?. Those quick hugs when greeting a friend. The longer embraces of comfort o...
  • Kylie
    Oct 16, 2020
    Thank you to Netgalley for an audio advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 stars This book was ok. It had an interesting premise, but it didn't hold my attention well. I think part of it was the fact that it hit so close to home for all of us right now. There had be...
  • Vee
    Nov 05, 2020
    [ARC Provided by NetGalley, my review is unbiased] Wordpress Blog | Twitter | Pinterest ? Hello and welcome to the review of the worst book I have read this 2020. Now you probably know how much I love YA Dystopia, I read so many in the early 2000s, both great and utterly terribl...
  • Rebecca (Bex the Bibliophile)
    Nov 05, 2020
    Thank you to the publisher Head of Zeus for providing me with an arc copy of this book via NetGalley. The Key to Fear is the first Kristin Cast book that I have read, and my first dystopian novel in a long time. I am not sure what I was expecting heading into this, but the plot didn...
  • hollie
    Aug 29, 2020
    3.5 stars! I?ve been craving a dystopian read recently and this seemed to fit the bill. It was a mix between dystopian, romance and a bit of sci-fi and I enjoyed it. - Well developed characters. Initially I didn?t like how we got multiple perspectives but this grew on me as ...
  • Bertie (LuminosityLibrary)
    Oct 31, 2020
    Remember when YA dystopian was a massive craze? The Key to Fear makes me think, maybe the genre still has a bit more life to it. Maybe it's time for a comeback. No touching today for a healthy tomorrow. The Key is the corporation that governs after a pandemic nearly wipe...
  • Isla and Maya
    Nov 20, 2020
    The Key to Fear Author: Kristen Cast Genre: YA Sci-Fi Rating: ?? / 5 Reviewed: Maya [Trigger Warning: fatphobia, fat shaming, pandemic, death of a parent, emotional abuse, suicide, human experimentation] - PLEASE BE AWARE THAT I DID NOT FINISH THIS BOOK - I only got thr...
  • Bo0kSLoth
    Oct 26, 2020
    This story will creep up on you. It has a relevant post-apocalyptic vibe that feels eerily like foreshadowing for real life. It's set in a world that has suffered catastrophic effects from a virus that has wiped out most of the world's population. The Key corporation was ...
  • Lydia 🌻
    Nov 06, 2020
    Huge thank you to @headofzeus for having me as part of the book tour and sending me a copy to review. I LOVED this book! It was so unique and yet so hauntingly fitting for the current world situation. A world where touching is forbidden, books are banned and the Key governs the peop...