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- Book 1 of 6 in The Breeders Series
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"Post-apocalyptic dystopian novelization at it's best. Author gives just enough back story at just the right time to keep interest and engagement. Characters are well developed."
"I devoured this book! That says a lot for a stay at home mom and author with hardly any reading time on her hands."
"This book deserves a 5 star rating. The creation of the dystopian world is flawless."
"I wanna talk about Katie French for a minute. I haven't read all of her books yet, but I recently got to read the Breeders series and it was Ahmazing!"
From the Author
Book 1: The Breeders
Book 2: The Believers
Book 3: The Benders
Book 4: The Brothers
- File size : 4017 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 286 pages
- ASIN : B008RH5MFQ
- Publication date : February 18, 2014
- Language: : English
- Publisher : Katie French Books; 2nd edition (February 18, 2014)
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #213,954 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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This book is everything I hate; cliche and kinda poorly put together (I thought Riley couldn't read but through out the whole book she finds things and reads them? and wtf happened to Ethan's coyote bite? did their new found friendship with Clay make it better? Why did she leave her step dad's jacket because she "didn't have room in her pack" after making such a big deal that she needed it to cover her body but then had room for giant ass cans they found in the next town? also, why the hell is Betsy so much like Harley Quinn? not the badass fighting Harley but the Pathetic swooning over the Joker, mindless Harley) -but for what ever reason I could not stop reading it and could not help but cheer them on.
Maybe it took me back to my childhood, to watching spaghetti westerns with my dad, maybe it's the sexism that plays to my feminist soul, maybe it's because my coworker showed me that we could use Amazon Kindle at work and download free books so I could do that instead of well, working. what ever it was I finished this book in three days and I'm tempted to buy the next one. as much as it hurts me because it's so so SO overplayed, I'm in love with Riley and Clay's relationship. God I love it so much it's ridiculous.
anyways, this Mad Max + Hunger games -isque book is worth the read. Either you hate it or don't, but if you do, at least you can add it to your "read books" list and it was free.
Mostly, the story and characters are fine (though the love story is a bit sappy for me), but I guess what it comes down to is that I didn't find the world believable. The premise itself is fine, but the presentation didn't work for me. One of the things that is interesting with these types of novels is looking at all the different ways society would approach the problem. There are so many different types of people and opinions out there, and though there might be one or two main schools of thought, there would be a lot of different ideas, opinions, and approaches to solving it. Good books will present multiple opinions on the matter. Watered down ones will present only two--the good guys and bad guys (both of which are completely homogeneous...no differing opinions among them...at all.).
This book certainly does that. The bad guys are all about capturing and forcing women into slavery, whether sex slavery or reproductive slavery. Their motivations for doing it are different, but the way they go about it is all the same--kidnapping and violence. The good guys are hiding from the bad ones. That's it. The author tries for a little variation by showing different motivations behind the bad guys (the plain psychos vs. the idealists), but mostly it's just black and white. Everyone is either trying to rape or torture the main character or...well...that's about it. Everyone is just trying to rape and torture her and her allies. Period. Outside of their ally group, there really aren't any good guys. The world just felt like a very juvenile approach to how the world would change and deal with this problem.
I guess what really surprised me is that the only mindset in this world is that women are something to be abused and used. When a commodity this important becomes scarce, it seems like there would be people who would actually value women and try to take care of them. Protect them. Something. Instead, everyone is out to destroy them. (view spoiler)
On top of that, it's some 80-90 years into the future, but it reads like it's current times. For example, the characters all use the same slang as we do now. And though it's never explained when everything went crappy between now and then, it's realistic to believe that people are alive at the time of the story that remember the pre-crap world, yet almost everyone they meet is as ignorant as if it's been hundreds of years.
That said, I'm curious to move onto the next book in the series. Perhaps the author will expand things a little more and make them a bit more multi-dimensional.
Top reviews from other countries
The heroine is decent and feisty but she lacks introspection, making gutsy but somewhat stupid decisions, particularly later in the novel, even when other characters point out the obvious. Other characters motives are never explained, which makes for some real 'but why?' moments towards the end.
That said, there are clearly meant to be sequels, and hopefully these weaknesses will be corrected.
I loved everything about ot from the "benders", breeders, clay ethanol and Riley!
I could not recommend this series enough!
The book is about Riley trying to rescue her family with the help of clay and her eight year old asthmatic brother, all the character are well written and I felt a loss at a certain characters death after not even reading about them long!