Book Review: Unborn by Rachel McLean

Do you want a chilling insight into where this world potentially could be going? Read my latest book review below.

Goodreads Blurb

Unborn by Rachel McLean

America, 2026.
Feminism has been defeated.
Equality is a memory.
And abortion has been criminalized.

Three women find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Kate, carrying the child of a sexual predator. Grace, whose baby will be born with a fatal deformity. And Cindee: abused, abandoned and pregnant.

Their punishment will fit their crime.

Can these three very different women come together to fight an oppressive system and win their freedom?



Sad. That’s the best word I have to describe Unborn. The book is set in a dystopian world but could very well be today if some people got their way. Actually, there are many parts of the world living today in the “future” of 2026 America (which is not actually that far away.

The horrific ordeals that the women in Unborn go through in relation to abortion sent chills down my spine. Mostly because I feel we are living on the edge of this universe. It was only a couple of years ago that an Irish woman could be jailed for having an abortion, and it was only last year that Alabama passed a law making abortion illegal.

However, Unborn is not just about abortion. It demeans women in many other ways. We see in the pages of this book the many excuses found to fire women from their jobs, how they are treated during pregnancy, and how many men view a woman’s main role as looking after the household. Not only are they blocked from making decisions about their own body, women are expected to think and act a certain way too, a way that does not upset the man.

Unborn is a thought-provoking and highly emotional book. But it also made me angry. Why? Well, I hate to repeat myself but it made me angry because the beliefs and actions of this dystopian world are very active in today’s world. I hope every one (although especially men) will pick up a copy of this book to see not just the damage that might be done to womanhood in the future, but how we are destroying women today. If Unborn can allow even just a few people to broaden their views, it is a start. Thank you Rachel for bringing this distressing but necessary topic to light.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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