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I really enjoyed this novel. I felt it was well written with an interesting protagonist, intriguing setting and good character development.
What I liked
Good concept well executed. The basic concept of the genetic engineering was very well done and interesting. There was the added interest of Cleo’s special abilities and what that means for her. I look forward to seeing where Manzari goes with this in future books.
Nerds vs jocks. It was an interesting take that our protagonist who was raised as a Vanguard suddenly finds herself in a school for Mandates. There is some fun exploration of a fish out of water nerd in a jock environment.
Twist at the end. I really didn’t see this coming and, with the amount of YA novels I read and my familiarity with the tropes, that’s not easy to do. Yet it was well within the scope and concept of the world that Manzari has developed - no deus ex machinae here. Nicely done.
Pacing. We learn more about the Program and its secrets as Cleo does. The narrative kept me turning the pages, and I look forward to reading more.
What I didn’t like
Interesting themes not fully explored. There were a couple of themes that would have loved so have seen developed further. Some of these include the reaction of non-Sophisticate people who find themselves pushed out of leadership and other prime positions in favour of the Sophisticates. I would also like to have read more of Cleo’s attempt to deal with the fact that she has never known her parents and her attempts to find out more about them.
However, as this is the first in a trilogy, I’m prepared to give Manzari a pass on this in the expectation that these will be explored further in subsequent books.
As soon as I finished Deviation I immediately went ahead and downloaded book two, Conviction, to my Kindle, which is a good indication of how much I enjoyed this book.
I gave Deviation four and a half stars out of five.
Starting off with the bread and butter of any book, the plot. I was hooked around page 34, I literally looked up and was like okay well I need to own everything by this author. The plot was a series of twists and turns that left you hanging onto every word waiting to find out what would happen to this group of genetically altered powerhouses. I love the way the characters are written, in a dystopian novel it can be easy for characters to seems distant and the reader not to be able to connect with them. However in this book the characters face the same problems that many children face everyday, yes are they genetically altered and able to kick butt? Sure, but they still face the same old bully that roams the halls of just about every school.
I love how all of the characters grow throughout the story. I seriously can't choose a favorite character since they are all so amazing. I can relate to every single character, they are so well written they could be the kid next door (okay the kid next door with awesome abilities but still) They become family to each other, helping each other grow and open up. The main character Cleo especially opens up and has more confidence in her abilities towards the end of the book, she is fiercely protective of her friends and will stop at nothing to keep them safe.
I watched with regret as the page count grew higher and higher me I came closer and closer to the end. I would highly recommend this book, you won't want to put it down.
Seriously as I'm writing this all I can think about is how soon I can download the next book