Friday, 5 September 2014

Feuds by Avery Hastings

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
In this breathless story of impossible love, perfection comes at deadly a cost.

For Davis Morrow, perfection is a daily reality. Like all Priors, Davis has spent her whole life primed to be smarter, stronger, and more graceful than the lowly Imperfects, or “Imps.” A fiercely ambitious ballerina, Davis is only a few weeks away from qualifying for the Olympiads and finally living up to her mother’s legacy when she meets Cole, a mysterious boy who leaves her with more questions each time he disappears.

Davis has no idea that Cole has his own agenda, or that he’s a rising star in the FEUDS, an underground fighting ring where Priors gamble on Imps. Cole has every reason to hate Davis—her father’s campaign hinges on the total segregation of the Imps and Priors—but despite his best efforts, Cole finds himself as drawn to Davis as she is to him.

Then Narxis, a deadly virus, takes its hold--and Davis’s friends start dying. When the Priors refuse to acknowledge the epidemic, Davis has no one to turn to but Cole. Falling in love was never part of their plan, but their love may be the only thing that can save her world...

Feuds by Avery Hastings

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Feuds(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley.)
16-year-old Davis loves dancing, and because she was genetically engineered before she was born, she never gets sick. When her friends start contracting a deadly disease, Davis knows that she has it too.
Where has this disease come from? And why is it only affecting those who are genetically engineered?

This was an interesting story, but I did get a little confused by all the made-up words and terms.

Davis was an alright character, and I did feel sorry for her with what she was going through. It must have been really upsetting for her for her friends to suddenly start disappearing, and to become ill when she had never been ill in her life.
Cole was also an okay character, but I didn't really like him as much as I liked Davis.

The storyline in this was okay, although it did have it's dull moments. I found myself putting this down quite a lot, even though I wanted to know what happened. All the terms were a bit confusing, and I got a bit bogged down in the info dumps at times as well.
The romance was my favourite part of this story. Cole and Davis were really sweet together, and there were some really touching moments.

The ending was a giant cliff-hanger! I hadn't realised that this was the start of a series, so I was a little disappointed by the ending. Looks like there will definitely be another book to finish this story off.
Overall; okay story, but a little slow at times,
6.5 out of 10.

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