Sunday, 15 November 2015

The Breeding Tree by J. Andersen

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author J. Andersen.
The Breeding Tree
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Is the opportunity to create the next generation of life a dream come true or a deadly nightmare?

When seventeen year old Katherine Dennard is selected to become a "Creation Specialist" in Sector 4, the opportunity sounds like a dream come true. But Kate soon discovers the darker side of her profession - the disposal of fetal organs and destruction of human life. It makes sense, really. In a society where disease and malformations don t exist, human perfection demands that no genetic "mutants" be allowed to live. For Sector 4, "survival of the fittest" is not just a theory - it's The Institute's main mission.

When Kate discovers that The Institute is using her DNA to create new life, her work gets personal. In order to save her unviable son, she'll have to trust Micah and his band of underground Natural Born Rebels. The problem is, if The Institute discovers her betrayal, the next body being disposed of could be hers.

The Breeding Tree by J. Andersen

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

The Breeding Tree “For weeks, it seems, as I walk home each night, someone has been following me.”

This was an interesting dystopian story, with a bit of excitement at the end.

Kate seemed like quite a straight-laced studious girl, and had a clear idea of what she wanted to do with her future, unfortunately though, she hadn’t considered that her chosen career included killing babies, and understandably was a bit distraught by this!

“They killed it Micha. And I watched.”


The storyline in this was about Kate starting her training in the Creation lab, and slowly discovering exactly what went on, and how she personally was involved, as well as developing a relationship with a man in the labs who wasn’t what he seemed. I did find the story a little slowly paced in places, but the excitement later in the book did make up for that somewhat! There were some little twists that were quite pretty good, and certainly livened things up!

“Count me in.”

The ending to this was also pretty good, but also had a bit of a cliff-hanger, I was pleased that things turned out as well as they did for a certain someone though.

7 out of 10

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