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Blurb (from Goodreads):
After a devastating world war, our government has manufactured genetically altered humans. These ‘creations’ are designed to manage and enforce law and order amongst the citizens. Creations don’t know fear or pain. Their sole function is to fight the enemy and live to battle again.
Orphans Kylie Alexander and her twin brother, Lukahn were born for this purpose. Dedicating their lives to sharpening their deadly skills and forfeiting the chance of love and freedom. They ready themselves for Separation, the deadly rite of passage where the oldest teens are drafted into the final preparation for war.
When Kylie and Luke are shipped off to separation three months early, questions arise. Who is the real enemy? What is really happening beyond the fractured sanctuary of the training compound?
Humans and creations alike have become lethal foes when a plague of the living dead becomes the number one hazard. Strategies change as the twins discover they may not be the saviors of humankind after all.
They may be the real enemy of the people.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book was confusing.
I struggled a bit with Kylie, because although she was supposed to be a tough fighter, she acted like a total cry baby at times – she needed to sleep with her brother because of the nasty bad dreams, she got all confused because two guys liked her, and generally didn’t live up to the whole ‘tough girl’ persona that at times she tried to put on. As for Luke (her brother) what a total hypocrite he was! Not to mention how overprotective he was of Kylie. He’s allowed to hook up with random girls, but she’s not even allowed to look at a boy? Really?!
Anyway, as for the storyline, it totally lost me. There were all these words thrown in that weren’t explained, I had absolutely no idea what the war was about, what the heck separation was or why it was needed, why these fighters even had to be twins? And the list goes on. I spent the whole book just wondering when things were going to be explained, and then we got a few pages tacked on the end with an explanation as to how this all started! Talk about too late!
There was some romance in this, and it was in the form of a triangle. I didn’t quite get why Kylie kissed Cory if she then claimed to not like him, and while I did prefer Marc, he was also irritating and overprotective at points too.
The ending to this was a cliff-hanger, but I’m not sure I’d want to read another book in this series.
6 out of 10