Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Breeders by Katie French Review

The Breeders
Author: Katie French

Release Date:
August 1st 2012
Format: ebook

  Dystopian, Young Adult



Sixteen-year-old Riley Meemick is one of the world's last free girls. When Riley was born, her mother escaped the Breeders, the group of doctors using cruel experiments to bolster the dwindling human race. Her parents do everything possible to keep her from their clutches-- moving from one desolate farm after another to escape the Breeders' long reach. The Breeders control everything- the local war lords, the remaining factories, the fuel. They have unchecked power in this lawless society. And they're hunting Riley.

When the local Sheriff abducts the adult members of her family and hands her mother over to the Breeders, Riley and her eight-year-old brother, Ethan, hiding in a shelter, are left to starve. Then Clay arrives, the handsome gunslinger who seems determined to help to make up for past sins. The problem is Clay thinks Riley is a bender-- a genderless mutation, neither male nor female. As Riley's affection for Clay grows she wonders can she trust Clay with her secret and risk her freedom?

The three embark on a journey across the scarred remains of New Mexico-- escaping the Riders who use human sacrifice to appease their Good Mother, various men scrambling for luck, and a deranged lone survivor of a plague. When Riley is shot and forced into the Breeder's hospital, she learns the horrible fate of her mother—a fate she'll share unless she can find a way out.

Just amazing, from beganning to end I couldn't put this book down. I was drawn in by the characters and the story line. Though it's a sad dystopian world I still liked it. If you liked the Wither series then for you will enjoy this book by Katie French. In my opinion I found it much better then Wither.

The plot is great, having women be rare is a tough thing but I'm glad we don't have a weak heroin. This story center's around Rylie who has to save her mom but has to keep the fact that she's a girl hidden from everyone. The world they live in isn't great, there are more men then women and the women are captured and is kept in a place to be breeders(as you can see by the title). Rylie gets help from Clay a boy from the town her family lived close too. There is lots of up hills and down hills their journey takes them but it all turns out alright in the end.

Rylie isn't your normal main character, she grows into herself. She goes from being a girl who hides who she is to someone strong and doesn't take crap from no one when it comes to her finding her family. Clay is a good man, he helps Rylie the best he can, seeing as what his father has done to Rylie's family. He gains her trust and over comes his daddy issues to be on the right side and that's Rylie's side. I love his character and I love how much he works to gain Rylie's trust. Ethan is a smart boy for his age and strong too. He knows his world is a tough one but he stands by Rylie's side to save their mom.

Great story and plot I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good dystopian novel.

5 out of 5 Howling Wolves

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