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Product Details

  • Series: Biotics Trilogy
  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1480040312
  • ISBN-13: 978-1480040311
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,132,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Carol and Adam Kunz make up the mom and son author duo, C.A. Kunz. They thoroughly enjoy writing about things that go bump in the night and action-packed dystopian romances while drinking massive amounts of English breakfast tea and Starbucks coffee. This author pair currently reside forty-five minutes away from each other in the sunny state of Florida.

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Carol Kunz was born in New Ferry, England. Her interest in the supernatural was first sparked upon meeting a ghost at the age of eight. As a teenager, she was always fascinated by the mythology behind vampires, werewolves and witches. Being an avid reader, Carol finds it easy to spend several hours wrapped up in a great fantasy novel.

Adam Kunz was born in Newport News, Virginia. Growing up, he was a huge fan of creature features and books about things that go bump in the night. When he is not busy writing, Adam enjoys his job at a certain theme park in Orlando, Florida as a décor consultant. This job brings him face to face with all sorts of nightmarish creatures, especially when he decorates the haunted houses for the park's annual Halloween event.

Carol and Adam currently reside forty-five minutes away from each other in the sunny state of Florida.

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The action in this book definitely kept me on my toes!
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The characters are well developed, the scenes flow beautifully,and the descriptions are vivid.
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If you are a fan of Dystopian/Sci-fi YA books, then this book is a must!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By kt on January 3, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The first 30 pages or so were promising, but it quickly degenerated into a cliched teen romance. Young girl falls head over heels for most beautiful boy at space school. I finally had to just stop reading. It was so sugar coated I could feel my teeth getting cavities. I would not recommend this book to anyone over 13 to 14 years of age.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michele on October 16, 2012
Format: Paperback
The Modified is pure genius in creativity and sci-fi phenomenon.

This story is full of adventure and creative Sci-Fi imagination. Not only is it sci-fi, but also Dystopian...two of my favorite genres. Just the modification process alone is pure adrenaline. How do authors come up with incredible storylines like this? I ask myself that daily.

Kenley doesn't see her father very often because he is a scientist, never being able to discuss his work. When the draft comes around, Kenley never imagined she would be picked, along with her best friend. All the recruits are taken to a secret facility where the modification process takes place, and then they begin their training. They were sworn to secrecy, not even families knowing what is happening to them. The recruits are the last hope for Earth in the intergalactic war with the Bringers.

Ok, that is not much of a short synopsis but I truly do not want to give out ANY spoilers to this incredible story. It was such a fun and exciting read, I am still baffled by the uniqueness of it. There is a little romance, conflict between fellow recruits, and some comical moments where I found myself laughing out loud. All qualities of a good book in my opinion. Oh, and the most important part, the twists and turns and CLIFFHANGER at the end. Yeah, doesn't that always get you? The cliffhangers? It definitely leaves you wanting more and having anxiety for the next release!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Author Mary Smith on November 1, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I won this book from the fantastic author, Tiffany King. If you don't know her work, then you need to go to her Amazon page RIGHT NOW! Anyway, she had read this book and did a giveaway. I was very lucky to win the eBook. I was unable to start it right away because I had other commitments; however, I am so glad that I did read it!!

Best Part of Book: I am not sure where to begin on this section. I loved Kenley and Landon so much. Joey was an awesome best friend and I even loved Galileo (he was a AI computer). This is a sci-fi type book but it is not too much sci-fi. You know that there is advancements in the technology but it isn't overwhelming. Kenley is an amazing character who struggles (at times) with her new powers. I loved the way CA Kunz writes Kenley because you can tell that she is struggling but wants to make others proud. I love Joey. He is funny and a wonderful friend to Kenley. Landon *swoon-alert* truly cares about Kenley and will do all that he can (without moving too fast) to be there for her.

Not So Great About Book: THE ENDING KILLED ME! I cried and there is a cliffhanger! UGH!! I am not sure when the next book comes out but TRUST ME I am going to be reading it!! CA Kunz does a great job of leaving the reader wanting MORE!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tracy L Karol on February 9, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I really hate writing negative reviews, so usually if a book (especially by an indie author) is not good I just skip it. But seeing all the glowing reviews here - one reason I shelled out $ for this - I felt I had to add something.

The pros: Good concept and could've been the start to a very good series. I found myself editing in my head, but much less than with many books, even by "name" authors. The talent is there and the world building was interesting. I finished in a few hours. The reading level was very simple.

The cons: I probably wouldn't complain if the book was free or $0.99. But the price was too high for the product. The characters were basically not developed beyond shells. Kenley, the MC, was just oblivious to everything except this boy she sees. I mean come on! You find out that you're going to be genetically modified forever, your father is the head of the project, you can't tell anyone, and NO ONE asks any questions about the procedure or what to expect?! Even when the MC has the chance? Then toward the end of the book a critical piece of info is casually revealed about another MC, and it seemed like the author just decided to make him that way at that point. All the characters were like that - completely undeveloped. But Kenley was just dumb. All these clues thrown at her and she never questions them! I wanted to slap her. Then there was basically no background. What are these aliens and why or when did they attack earth? How did the world change? Very little was even touched and while I realize this was the first book in a series, it is the place the lay this foundation. Basically all you got was Kenley mooning over Landon and their classes and a LOT of frustration. You don't care about these characters other than to will them to not be so stupid.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By IngaKS on October 14, 2012
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My review:

When CA Kunz first published The Childe series, I was surprised and The Modified is a brilliant start for the new The Biotics series! The Modified is well-written, the dystopian settings are uniquely combined with science fiction and romance. The Modified is a page-turner and it captures your attention from the very first page.

Plot:

Meet Kenley, a seventeen years old elite soldier joining the Magnus Academy and preparing for the fight with the Bringers. The Bringers is unknown alien race which has been trying to take over Earth. At the Magnus Academy Kenley meets Landon who is the son of a legendary hero. When Kenley and Landon are seeing each other, sparks are flying! Their relationship is challenged by the surrounding circumstances. Kenley knows how important her training is for her and so does Landon. But neither of them can hide their feelings for each other.

I think the world CA Kunz created was unique. I truly enjoyed the dystopian world and especially that the world was threatened by the alien race. I am not usually very big fan of science fiction, but it was fascinating. The training facility and the idea of modification of people was engrossing.

Characters:

The authors did again a wonderful work with characters. Both the main characters and the supportive characters were strong, interesting and with lot of different stories to tell. They were colorful and vivid. The dialogue had an important role to play and it was sparkling! The dialogues between the characters was flowing naturally, it was fun to read and very entertaining.

Kenley and Landon and their growing relationship was my favorite part of the story. Kenley was fun to read, she was strong, stubborn and a real kick-butt heroine.
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