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Reactive: A Young Adult Dystopian Romance (The Elite Trials Book 1) Kindle Edition
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|Age Level: 13 - 18|
- Book 1 of 3 in The Elite Trials
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"Reactive is a worthy read for lovers of dystopian fiction, especially The Hunger Games. Moynihan's writing style will keep you turning pages until the very end." -YA Books Central
"This is a highly addictive book with interesting characters. It is impossible to put down!" -Literary Titan
"Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys nature-themed dystopia, romance, and tales of emotional triumph. 5 solid stars." -Jesikah Sundin, award-winning author of The Biodome Chronicles
"Packed with first-rate action, delightfully snarky characters, and a swoon-worthy romance, Reactive won't release you until you've read every word!" -Tyffany Hackett, award-winning author of The Thanatos Trilogy
"There's politics, romance, mutated monsters, and even a supernatural undertone going on. If you're looking for that blend of fantasy and SciFi, I definitely recommend this!" -Grace, Amazon Reviewer
"Everything was so real, as if I'd been completely immersed into the book." -author Katelyn Anderson
From the Author
The Elite Trials trilogy: (complete series)
Book 1: Reactive
Book 2: Adaptive
Book 3: Immersive
Also by Becky Moynihan
Genesis Crystal Saga: (urban fantasy romance)
Book 1: Dawn till Dusk
Book 2: Fall of Night
Book 3: TBD
Book 4: TBD
Join Becky Moynihan's Newsletter to learn about upcoming releases:beckymoynihan.com/newsletter
Enjoy a short story from Bren's POV at beckymoynihan.com/blog
- ASIN : B07GTVYDBC
- Publisher : Broken Books (October 2, 2018)
- Publication date : October 2, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 7657 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 397 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #11,386 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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I don't know, the fact that I couldn't connect with these characters enough to care about them makes me think I might not want to read the rest...We'll see...Maybe I'll change my mind...
Lune Tatum has lived in her adopted father's city for eleven years. But she's determined to get out, and winning all three Elite Trials is her ticket to freedom. With Title of Choice, she can do anything she pleases, including going after her mother on the outside. Then a boy from her past arrives on her eighteenth birthday. Brendon threatens everything Lune has worked for and exposes memories she'd rather forget. It's only made worse when she's forced to train him for the Trials. Brendon holds dangerous secrets and isn't to be trusted at any cost.
I really enjoyed this dystopian/post-apocalyptic story about Lune and Brendon. It was a bit slow in the beginning, but I also wasn't in a huge mood to read. I loved Lune as a character. She's so strong and stubborn, which is something I can always relate to in a character. There were times I wanted to slap Lune because she couldn't make her mind up about Brendon, and the number of times she'd run away from something was infuriating. But in like a good way haha.
I loved the slow burn romance between Bren and Lune. Bren is such a freaking cinnamon roll, but ugh he frustrated me when he wouldn't tell me answers! I need to know what the heck is even happening in this world! There are small hints throughout the story that some characters may have supernatural powers and I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE. Sadly, no definite answers in this book so I will be tormented until I pick up the next book haha.
The plot was so much fun! I love any kind of physical and weapons training, so I was hooked from the beginning. The last half also features each of the trials and holy cow were they terrifying and thrilling! Can't wait to be back in this world!
There are a lot of fun, and not-so-fun (but in a good way), twists. A lot of interesting reveals. But the plot never feels bogged down by it all. I think this might be true because this book is very character-driven. That's an odd thing to say about a book such as this, but Moynihan takes a lot of time with her characters. Lune's emotions and thoughts are at the forefront of the story, and they are powerful.
The ending is explosive. This book does well in setting up a sequel, though it didn't feel like it was all set-up. The ending, especially, make me want to read the sequel.
Moynihan does a wonderful job in creating three-dimensional characters. Case in point: Lune Avery.
Lune is the main character of this story, and she takes a very active role. She is headstrong, experienced, motivated, snarky, and willing to do what it takes, no matter what. But she does have fears, some debilitating and some not so much. As I mentioned before, her emotions are an integral part of the story--there is no mistaking what she's feeling at any point in this book. It was easy for me to cheer her on, to laugh with her, and cry with her.
Bren, the love interest in the story, is also a fascinating character. A lot of things about him are purposefully hidden away, but what we do see of him is his strength, integrity, and indecision. He's also frustrating in many ways, but I felt it added to the story, added to Lune's frustrations enough that it didn't detract.
The romance between Lune and Bren is a large part of the story, and I really enjoyed seeing their relationship grow. The banter between them is hilarious at times, sweet at others. I'd also like to say that Becky is amazing at kissing scenes.
The world Moynihan has planted her readers in is both fascinating and brutal. The author doesn't pull her punches. Tatum City is a cruel place of tyranny, abuse, hazing, and punishment. Is there any doubt Lune wants to leave this place?
Tatum City is a place that stands after the Silent War, a war that took out 90% of the world's population. What's left are small populations like Tatum City, where those who want to survive must fight for it. The Elite Trials seem to be in the same vein as The Hunger Games, but it sets itself apart with the intricate details of the competition and the different dystopian aspects. Mutated, deadly horses and bears, strange decayed gadgets. It feels very much like a disintegration of modern society.
I'm excited to see how Moynihan expands this world because we see only a small part of it in this book. But what's there is well written and thought out.
Overall, this book is fun, action-packed, emotional, and romantic. I loved every second of it and can't wait to get my hands on the sequel.
Top reviews from other countries
It had the combative undertones of The Hunger Games and a love story to match Divergent.
I’ve already one-clicked book two.