Sunday, September 14, 2014

Deviation by Christine Manzari

Release Date: August 9th, 2013

Publisher: CreateSpace

Author Info: Goodreads, Website, Twitter

Pages: 430 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Buy it Here: Amazon

Our Review: 3 1/2 stars

Being a Sophisticate of the Program seems like it’d be a pretty sweet deal: a little genetic alteration and anyone can be smarter, faster, and stronger. It’s a dream come true. All you have to give up is your freedom.

Cleo is a Sophisticate and she has a bright future in the Program. But she has a secret. When she gets upset, bad things happen. Explosive things. Things she can’t control.

When her secret is discovered, she’s sent to the Academy to train in the military branch of the Program. She’s destined to be a human weapon in the war that’s been going on since Wormwood occurred nearly 30 years ago. She soon learns that although her ability is unique, there are others like her — other Sophisticates with lethal skills and odd code names like Archerfish and Mimic Octopus.

Immersed in a dangerous game of supernatural powers and dubious motives, Cleo doesn’t know who to trust. Ozzy, the annoyingly attractive cadet who has perfect aim in weapons class and deviant lips behind closed doors, begs her not to use her powers. He’s the golden boy of the Program, but can she trust him? Or will she find herself a target, caught in his crosshairs?

I thought that this book was interesting, but a bit long. I feel like the story could have been told a little more quickly & the length kind of made it drag a little bit, at least for me. I enjoyed the characters & the storyline. This is definitely a book meant for Science Fiction fans, so if that is the genre for you I would definitely suggest it!

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