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The Only Boy by Jordan Locke

Mary is stuck in Section One, living with three hundred women in a crumbling hospital. She wonders what life was like two centuries ago, before the Cleansing wiped out all the men. But the rules—the Matriarch’s senseless rules—prevent her from exploring the vacant city to find out.

Taylor’s got a dangerous secret: he’s a boy. His compound’s been destroyed, and he’s been relocated to Section One. Living under the Matriarch means giving up possessions, eating canned food and avoiding all physical contact. Baggy clothes hide his flat chest and skinny legs, but if anyone discovers what lies beneath, he’ll be exiled. Maybe even executed.

Mary’s never seen a boy—the Matriarch cut the pictures of men from the textbooks—and she doesn’t suspect Taylor’s secret. If she knew, she might understand the need to stop the girls from teasing him. If she knew, she might realize why she breaks the rules, just to be near him. Then again, she might be frightened to death of him.

Taylor should go. The Matriarch is watching his every move. But running means leaving Mary—and braving the land beyond the compound’s boundaries.


Praise for The Only Boy

“It’s not a dystopia that does a good job—it’s a great book that happens to be a dystopia.”

Rachel Miller, Editor
“This book is one of the best of its genre I have read, it kept me gripped to its satisfying end.”

Janet Love, Amazon UK Reviewer
“If you like a different take on the dystopian genre then I would highly recommend this unique and amazing book.”

Tamara Bass, The Avid Book Collector


Jordan LockeAuthor Jordan Locke 

Jordan Locke lives in Connecticut with his wife, two lively daughters and a well-behaved whippet. A graphic designer by trade, his creativity spilled over into the literary world. After years of writing, reading and learning the craft, his fifth novel, The Only Boy, brought him offers of representation from two well-known agents. Now, after the dog is fed and the kids are in bed, you will find him tapping away at the keyboard.

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Ends 6/8/14

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Tour Schedule

May 19th
I Am A Reader – Excerpt
Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews – Spotlight
vvb32 reads – Review
Kelly P’s Blog – Spotlight
trips down imagination road – Review
The Cover Contessa – Interview
A Book Lover’s Retreat – Spotlight
Suzy Turner, YA Author – Spotlight

May 20th
The NerdHerd Reads – Review
Chelsea’s Reading Adventures – Excerpt
It’s A Book Thing – Review
My Ereader and Me – Spotlight
Feed Your Fiction Addiction – Review

May 21st
More Than a Review – Excerpt
BookHounds YA – Interview
deal sharing aunt – Spotlight

May 22nd
Fairiechick’s Fantasy Book Reader – Spotlight
My Devotional Thoughts – Guest Post
Cassandra M’s Place – Spotlight

May 23rd
Enter Here Canada – Review
Hearts & Scribbles ~ Jennifer Faye – Spotlight
Orange Owls & Books – Review

May 24th
CBY Book Club – Excerpt

May 26th
Evening eBook – Review
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Spotlight
Sweeping Me – Spotlight

May 27th
Bookworm Lisa – Spotlight
What’s Beyond Forks? – Review
Simple Wyrdings – Review

May 28th
Author Cindy C Bennett – Review
Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Review
Corazones Literarios – Review

May 29th
The Fake Steph Dot Com – Spotlight
It Starts At Midnight – Review
Book Reviews And Giveaways – Review

May 30th
Hope To Read – Spotlight
Bella Harte Books – Spotlight
Confessions of a Librarian in Training – Spotlight
Cover2CoverBlog – Review

Sher A Hart – Review


  1. The premise of this book sounds really good, just added it to my tbr list!

  2. Wow. I have read and heard about many books where girls have to pretend to be guys, but never vise versa! This definitely got my attention!