"Permutation Archives: The Harvested by Kindra Sowder is the story of Mila, whose blood holds a power that is desired by the good as well as the not so good parties of this story. Unfortunately, the bad guys got their hands on Mila first. After the population has been tested for a special something in their blood, Mila and some of her friends are taken away to a secret facility, where more tests are done on them. While Mila's friends have interesting abilities, Mila is one of a kind, and has to endure one especially cruel test. On the outside, others are planning to break Mila out - but can a few people have any kind of chance against the government with a rather evil leader? And can Mila learn to use her powers effectively?
Permutation Archives: The Harvested by Kindra Sowder fortunately is only the first book in a series. At the end of book 1, one story arc is finished, but you are left with the definite knowledge that there's a lot more to come for Mila and her friends (and foes). Yes, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of stories about people with special abilities or superpowers out there, but Mila's story is interesting and draws you in right from the start. I would have liked the book to be longer, but I guess I'll just have to wait for the next one in the series.
I found some of the supporting characters' actions quite interesting - it's not the typical "you were always my friend, so even if you did something bad, I will not have an issue with it or ever betray you" kind of story. In this plot, you have one or the other character that does not forgive, and the reader will see the consequences of that. While it's a dystopian story, the behaviour of the characters is believable, and that's one of the aspects that makes this an enjoyable read!"
- Reader's Favorite
"What a fantastic book! Kindra is a New To Me Author, and I am SO glad I chose to read that book. Kindra is a fantastic author, and her book blew my mind! Mila is a fantastic heroine, and she shines in this tale. Those who love dystopian tales will find themselves engrossed in this new tale because this future that could actually be possible! I though the plot of this story was so fantastically well written that I couldn't stop reading it. I spent all the time I WASN'T reading thinking about Mila, and this story. If you're on the fence, you need to grab this book because it will soon become your favorite read! Overall, I felt the story moved along at a good pace, and I was engrossed in how detailed the story was. I wasn't lost at all during this story, and I didn't have any moments where I felt the plot was went rouge or I thought the characters did something too unrealistic. I really loved this novel and I will be checking out other books by this author! Amazing quality writing, with a story that won't leave you alone! I loved it!"
-Cianna of NerdGirl Official
"I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys the sci-fi / fantasy genre. This book has danger, friendships, heartbreak, loyalty and a budding romance. This book is great for young adults but also for those who just enjoy an original sci-fi / fantasy. Readers will not be disappointed." "The plot is fast and intriguing - the reader doesn't even realize they have read the entire book and are left craving more. The characters are relatable and the descriptions will make you feel as if you are right there beside them, experiencing everything along with them; the novel's overall originality is superbly executed."
"Wonderfully immersive, The Harvested is unlike anything I've read before. " -- Kayla Krantz, author of the Rituals of Night Series