Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Enhanced by Courtney Farrell Review ~Kami

Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Michelle is a product of the Institute’s eugenics program, where people are bred like livestock. One doctor decides which kids get to grow up, and which disappear. Only Culls walk into the slum outside Institute walls, and they never come back. Michelle has survived every purge, and she’s about to win a luxurious life as a breeder. Then the doctor banishes her brother Seth and her boyfriend Brian, and she risks everything to find them in the cutthroat slum. She’s in trouble until handsome Dillon stakes a claim to her. Michelle is mortified, because Norms are practically animals. But the doctor is using the missing boys in a twisted plan and she needs Dillon’s help to stop him. Michelle and her friends must find Seth and Brian, but a plague is spreading, the doctor is after her and Dillon isn’t thrilled to help her find her lost boyfriend.

My review:
I really like young adult dystopias. It is my favorite genre but I wasn't really getting into this story. There was a lot going on and it seemed really rushed and the scenes were disjointed and didn't transition well. I think that the pacing was off and that it would have been better to ease into the story and maybe it could have had more characterization so that I could have gotten a better feel for these people. In this book, Eugenics is practiced to create perfect children and they are put through rigorous testing as they age. The ones who do not make it are called culls and they are banished beyond the wall to an extremely harsh world. The book is about Michelle, a 16-year-old girl and her band of rebels. 3 stars.

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