Rating: 5/5 stars
The Prodigy Chronicles Book 1
I RECEIVED A FREE COPY OF THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW THROUGH NETGALLEY
Willow Kent has lived all 17 years of her life in a small village away from the Core. When a genetically- advanced officer from the Core arrives in her village her life is forever changed. She is taken away from everything she knows and hold dear, into this life at the Core that holds no resemblance to the life she left behind.
Willow Kent, is a very strong female protagonist. Other than the fact that her genetic code is very unique, she has been raised to always think for herself and act accordingly. At the same time though she has so many pre-conceived notions in her head that pull her back, it is at times annoying. But then again, that what makes her so believable and relatable as a character, so can’t complain there.
Reece, who is the male lead in the book, is a genetically- advanced officer from the Core. He is a tough, well trained soldier, who at the same time has a lot of freedoms. Although, his judgement might sometimes me clouded, that only makes him more human.
Side note: Interestingly enough, he is also the one person that certain rules regarding Willow, don’t apply to.
Overall: This book was a solid 5 star book. Lately, I have been reading quite a lot of Dystopian and this one has to -hands down- be one of my favourite ones so far. I love the scientifically advanced world that at the same time has suffered the consequences of war and the pollution and exploitation of the planet. If you are looking for a new Dystopian Young Adult book this is definitely right up your alley.