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Aaron Hodges is one of those fantasy / sci fi writers you should add to your favorite author list. If you haven’t given the genre(s) a fair chance then try him; his writing might make you a convert. If you never read any of his previous work then this is an excellent introduction.
This is one incredible ride that engrosses the mind and will make you want to stay up late to read. In an era where so many writers feel the need to up the gore factor and get borderline, if not over the boundary of XXX, he is one of the golden few who knows how to write vividly without the crassness and obviousness. He gave the right amount of background in his plot set up so you know what you’re getting into, how this world was formed, who the characters are, everything you need to contextualize the story so you can easily enjoy this.
As part of his plot setting Hodges gives you a good long exposition on what is done to the people, AKA experimental subjects, who are taken against their will to be part of this perverse research. I liked that he spent so much time focusing on this part of the story instead of rushing it because it helps to drill into you the types and lengths of evil humanity will aspire to while finding ways to justify it. No matter what justification is used, human beings are still human beings and shouldn’t be treated like lab rats with no rights. The author does a good job in character development so these become real people who your heart aches for at their treatment and hate those who do it.
One of the things I liked was getting different points of view so you can get a clearer picture of what is going on and how it impacts various types of people. I’m also a fan of this writing technique because I think it’s a quick and easy way to measure how talented a writer is by how well he handles the changes. You either get something that is easy to tell who is talking and the perfect experience of the major characters involved or you get crap. This was thankfully NOT crap.
Overall it’s just very well-written and takes the dystopian genre into a different area since it adds a pretty cool sci-fi theme. Even better, Hodges really knows how to write an ending that pulls at the heartstrings so be prepared.
I absolutely could not put it down. I read it in one day.
There were a few errors here and there, but nothing that disrupted the story. It was mostly words that had the wrong endings, like -ed when it shouldn’t have been there, or sentences that you could tell the author started one way, then switched words, and unfortunately didn’t completely change the sentence.
I had seen the preview of this book at the end of the author’s book Soul Blade (The Sword of Light Trilogy #3), and had a preconceived idea of how this book might go. But then when I started reading Rebirth, I was surprised to see the actual book was different (rewrite maybe?). I actually like it better than what I had assumed it would be.
I’m really glad there was a little setup as to how Chris ended up in his predicament, and didn’t just start with him waking up in his cell like the original preview, confused and not knowing what was going on. I liked knowing a little bit about the character’s predicament instead of being as confused as they were.
The story takes place far in the future, and things are a lot different from what they are now. It was really useful that the author gave a background on how the country had been divided, gone to war, etc., because it helps the reader get an idea of what the characters are living through.
From the beginning, it seems Chris, his cell mates, and the rest of the prisoners at the facility stand no chance against the doctors and guards and whatever they have in store for them. These kids (the test subjects ages range from maybe 13-20) have no clue what is going on, why they are there, etc., and fight if they can. But with guards and shock collars, they stand little chance of gaining their freedom.
It was nice to get into the mind of the one doctor, Angela Farrow, and see that while she is striving to save the world (her words), she also feels bad for the subjects forced to be part of their experiments. It seems she may be one against the many other doctors in the facility, and no matter how much she tries, Dr. Halt is against her almost every step of the way.
Speaking of Dr. Halt, wow, what an evil man! He clearly has strong opinions on the ways of the world, and how “strong” everyone should be. He does not take weakness lightly.
I understand the doctor wanted to make superior humans, but there was no real explanation as to why. Was it to fight the Cheads (super strong “awakened” humans that attack and kill without mercy)? Was it for an army? And were they purposefully using two different solutions to make Cheads and superior humans? Or is that just the way it worked out? It would have been nice to have these questions answered so the reader had a little more insight into why the doctors and government are performing these tests.
I’m not a big fan of changing POV in a book, but for this one, it worked really well. The reader was able to get into the head of three of the characters, and get to know their stories, their feelings, and their painful need to survive.
Oh, the heartbreaking ending! I wish I could say more, but I don’t want to spoil it!
Can’t wait for the next one! I’m eager to see what other changes the kids face as the animal gene cocktail they were injected with takes further
hold in their bodies.
I was given a free ARC copy of the book for an honest review.
The author spends, perhaps, too much time chronicling the outrages committed against the young experimental subjects, but in doing so, shows us just how evil power can be. In the process we come to know Chris and Liz as real people.
This work is worth your reading. My expectation is that the sequel will be even better!
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