PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM:
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – ****
PLOT – ****
FLOW – ***
ON A REVIEW SITE:
There was something about this book that hooked me right from the beginning. Right away you get a glimpse at three of the main characters. Max, Zarfa, and of course Crimson Rain, as well as the world they live in.
The future of earth isn’t looking so bright. Even more frightening is how real and possible it all seemed.
On top of Genetic modification through nano-bot technology you have gene splicing with animals and other crazy things.
The government is only in it for the money. There are no morals and no laws. Whoever has the *gold* makes the rules.
This of course is prime ground for violence, kidnapping, and torture. Which, incidentally, this book is full of.
So be warned if you are sensitive to that stuff.
Overall I loved all of the characters and the story line was solid. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but there were lots of twists and turns.
The ending was good, but it left you wanting more.
Luckily the second book is out so you can get exactly what you want!
Highly recommend to any science fiction/dystopian fan! Even if sci-fi isn’t usually your thing, you should give it a try. It had a good solid mix of sci-fi and dystopia which made it very interesting.
What would you do in a world where everything is legal and the laws in place don’t protect anyone but the rich? What would you do if you could be bought and sold on a whim? What would you do if your sister was kidnapped by a vicious cult of raiders? If the option to genetically splice your body to become stronger, faster, or more intelligent were available, would you use it? What makes a human a human? Where are the lines?Several decades after a nuclear catastrophe rocked the globe only two bastions of civilization stand secure on the planet. Amongst the technology and the relative peace and serenity, though, lies a darkness that is kept anything but secret. The government allows the rich to victimize the poor and large corporations to kidnap people like guinea pigs for their experiments.Two corporations seek to overthrow the governments and reach for global domination. Meanwhile, three unlikely heroes are seeking change, each one for their own purpose. Can they stop the change that is to come before it is too late or will they fail, dooming the earth to slavery at the hands of these evil corporations?When the government finally intervenes, will it be for the benefit of all humanity, or just themselves? Whose side would you pick? Who will win?