|June 05th 2017|
Raised in an elite foster center off the California coast, sixteen-year-old Tabitha’s been sculpted into a world-class athlete. Her trainers have told her she’ll need to be in top physical condition to be matched with a loving family, even though personal health has taken a backseat outside the training facility. While Tabitha swims laps and shaves seconds off her mile time, hoping to find a permanent home, the rest of the community takes pills produced by pharmaceutical giant PharmPerfect to erase their wrinkles, grow hair, and develop superhuman strength.
When Tabitha’s finally paired, instead of being taken to meet her new parents, she wakes up immobile on a hospital bed. Moments before she’s sliced open, a group of renegade teenagers rescues her, and she learns the real reason for her perfect health: PharmPerfect is using her foster program as a replacement factory for their pill-addicted clients’ failing organs. And her friends from the center, the only family she’s ever known, are next in line to be harvested.
Determined to save them, Tabitha joins forces with her rescuers, led by moody and mysterious Gavin Stiles. As they race to infiltrate the hospital and uncover the rest of PharmPerfect’s secrets, though, Tabitha finds herself with more questions than answers. Will trusting the enigmatic group of rebels lead her back to the slaughterhouse?
The blurb called to me and I followed .
In the beginning I was worried if I would like this book. I am not much of a fan of Dystopian settings – interesting enough I often try just to find out this is one of the few genres where I prefer to see the movie instead of reading a book. So I was afraid that it would be the same case here .
I could not give the book more than 4 stars because I was missing the personal connection to the characters. But in total it was a solid read that I can recommend. I was surprised about the way the storyline developed, because honestly the second reason for me to be worried about reading this book was the fear that it might be another start of a series or trilogies of which I think there are sometimes to many out there. Because not every story needs three books.
The writing was solid and the characters are well developed. There is also more romance in it that the blurb might let you think, which I liked.
It was my first book from this author and it seems to be her debut to – and a remarkable one at that too, I am pretty sure it will find many lovers as it is a fast and enjoyable read.