Monday, 31 August 2015

The Institute (The Institute #1) by Kayla Howarth

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Kayla Howarth.
The Institute (The Institute #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Living in constant fear. Always looking over your shoulder. The source of your fear? The Institute.

Allira Daniels will do anything to keep her Defective brother safe from the Institute. They claim to protect Defectives, but it’s human nature to fear the unknown. Defectives are dangerous, they possess abilities that no human should be able to. To Allira and the rest of her family, the Institute seems more like a prison than the safe-haven they promote themselves to be. Protecting Shilah from that fate is their number one priority.

When Allira stumbles across a car crash involving two of her school classmates, she ignores all of her father’s warnings of laying low and not drawing attention to herself. By doing so, she may have just caught the eye of the Institute. She’s not Defective, but what seventeen-year-old girl has the ability to pull two teenage boys away from a fiery rubble and walk away without a scratch? It would definitely be seen as suspicious.

Allira and her family need to make decisions. Do they stay, or do they flee again? Will they be coming for her? Will her whole family come under investigation? Will they discover Shilah and his ability to predict the future?

Are you Defective? The Institute is coming for you.

The Institute by Kayla Howarth

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Institute (The Institute #1)This was an okay story, but I did lose interest as the book went on.

Allira was an okay character, but the pace in this book was just too slow for me, and I kept wanting to stop reading. I felt like not a lot really happened, which might have been down to the pace, but it was like the book had only just started to get going when it ended (with a bit of a cliff-hanger).

6 out of 10


  1. Maybe the next one will be better. :-) Happy reading, Sarah.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. Darn, you've just been in a bog of a reading funk, haven't you? =(