The Divided Nation: Review

The Divided Nation, Infidel books #1: Angela R. Watts

AHHHH! This was such a good book I can’t even begin to tell you all of the amazing things! It is defiantly NOT for the faint of heart though. It’s dystopian, slightly different from my usual historical fiction although I do visit it once in a while. I’ll dive farther into the book itself in my review but I cannot express how much I loved this! (also an awesome giveaway??)

Five stars

Prose: 5/5

Romance: 5/5

Characters: 5/5

Plot: 5/5


REALLY good. Comparable to some of the best authors I’ve read, and it really fit the genre too. Angela really transferred between the multiple characters well.


I WANT MORE OF RENE AND SIMON (next book please???)


SO there were a lot of them! At first I couldn’t really keep track of everyone, but after a while I got the hang of it. I want everyone to have a happy ending but I know that isn’t realistic and they won’t necessarily all be happy/alive in the end. But…. I can hope? And some of them had such an amazing faith that carried them through and I just… wow.


OH MY GOSHHHH so much going on! I loved this aspect. I didn’t entirely understand some parts but I think the next book is going to continue the story line and I can’t wait! Also though kinda scary because this really doesn’t take place that far in the future. I really liked how it was a sort of warning.


A really good book! I want the next one now, and I can’t wait until it comes out! I loved all the characters and Angela portrayed some of the trickier elements really well.


Okay so here is where the book is tricky to review, and a little scary. There’s a lot of mentions of shooting/killing/people dying, usual warfare. Some assassinations. Mentions of girls being raped (does not happen on-screen, treated as wrong) Some mentions of how sexual assault is considered ‘okay’ even though all main characters don’t think it’s good. Mentions of drinking/getting drunk (treated as wrong)



The United States has fallen. Three years after the 2024 presidential election and the declaration of martial law, the nation is at war against itself. Gangs battle, civilians struggle for survival, and officials of the United Nations  thrive. West Johnston, heir to the most powerful ganglord in the country, refuses to continue the family legacy. But, in order to defeat his father, he must become him: bloodthirsty and willing to do whatever it takes for control.

West gains control by helping fellow gangsters, Nate and Simon, when they form an alliance with one of the last remaining townships in America. After years of surviving and winter fast approaching, Springtown is in desperate need of supplies from the two teenagers. When the town leader’s daughter, Rene’, is kidnapped by an unknown rival, Nate and Simon risk their reputations to save her and the town they now love. But without help from West, their rescue mission will fail.

Told in multiple bold, abrasive narratives, THE DIVIDED NATION steps into a future where brotherhood bonds must be stronger than iron to survive a broken world, and faith without courage is dust in the wind.



Author Bio

Angela R. Watts is a Christian fiction author who strives to glorify the Lord in all she does. She’s a homeschooled highschooler living at Step By Step Sanctuary, Tennessee, though with Gypsy and Norwegian in her blood, she tends to travel. She’s been writing stories since she was little, but also enjoys chores, painting, and watching sunsets.





US shipping only. If an international winner is drawn, they will receive an ebook only.

1st place: hardback copy of The Divided Nation. A custom mug with a quote from the book, bookmark, and an exclusive snippet from The Infidel Books.

2nd place: paperback copy of The Divided Nation, bookmark.

3rd place: ebook copy of The Divided Nation.


August 19th

Book Review @ Reveries 

Book Review @ Just Writing

Author Interview @ Allison’s Well

Book Review @ Books, Life, and Christ

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  1. Thanks for joining the tour!!

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    1. Thank you for letting me read the book!

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