Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Perception


Lee Strauss
Science Fiction Romance
Young Adult

"Normally, he was quite swoon-worthy, but at the moment he looked like crap."




Zoe Vanderveen has always been privileged.  When gene alteration was discovered by her grandfather, it changed the world.  People could be genetically altered to live for two hundred years, be immune to disease, stay young for decades....that is, if you could pay the exorbitant price.  For the rest of the people, they lived on the outskirts of the city, divided by walls and social standing.  Zoe never knew any other life, never wanted anything else, until her brother goes missing.  Noah Brody lives on the outside, the son of a man loudly against gene manipulation.  He has no interest in GAPs, but he might just be Zoe's only hope of getting answers to what happened to her brother, and why.  Though neither one seems prepared for what they may find, and how their feelings might change.

My Opinion: A well-crafted story, this one drew me into the world of the future.  Zoe was a fun character, with a complex set of emotional baggage due to her upbringing.  Noah, I thought, had great personal growth as he developed into the man he was meant to be.  Their interactions were realistic and sweet.  I liked how they opened each other's eyes slowly.  The romance was wonderfully written.  Few side characters allowed for some play without broadening the story to the entire world, allowing for a nice focus on the story at hand.  With some good twists and turns, it kept me coming back and at the end wishing it could keep going.  Definitely a fun read.

I received a free copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and review are 100% my own.


1 comment:

  1. Hi -great review.The cover is unique; really great. I'm not generally a fan of futuristic novels but this one seems different. Might give it a try. It's a good thing to step out of your comfort zone here and there. All the best. (have shared to my FB, thanks)

    Suzy

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