Book Review: Defective by B. Austin

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We refuse to be like everyone else. The government claims we are rebellious, broken, defective. Thousands of Outcasts have vanished. Some of us return changed. Many are still missing, like the President’s son who disappeared two years ago.

Really, we only want to live our lives the way we wish. Instead, genetically altered Defective by B. Austin - Cover.pnghumans called the FRE (Fanatic Rule Enforcers) harass us.

We sneak into the underground belly of New York City, ten stories below the earth, the only place where we can be ourselves.

It is 2073 and Planet Earth is clean, wars nonexistent, and the world under one government, the Commonwealth. Everyone over 21 obeys the stringent rules. They are called Perfections and think alike, dress similar, and act emotionless.

Those under 21 who are not “perfect” the government labels Outcasts. They must wear the Defective No symbol on their nonconformist clothing.

When Dante’s girlfriend vanishes, he enlists the aid of friends to find her. They discover the shocking secret of what extreme the Commonwealth of Earth will go to ensure that Outcasts reform and obey the rules!

My Review

A very interesting story! This is a dystopian story that really shows how technology can make our lives better but at the same time destroys us.

Defective is a story where technology was very very advance already. This is the time where people can use technology to lengthen our lives. Imagine yourself not getting old. Yeah, it’s a little bit weird right and at the same time, really interesting on how did that happen. That’s one of the good parts in this book. You’ll be able to know how people in the future might use the technology in improving our lives.

The idea was really good though many loopholes can still be found here. I have a lot of unanswered questions that I’m hoping to be answered in the next installment of the series.

The characters are very plain. A lot of them don’t have something special to like about. I also happen to not know Dante’s girlfriend because all I have here is how Dante saw her as a person. If there’s only a flashback where I could

The ending kind of disappoints me because it looks like rushed and the main problem or Dante’s aim was not solved. They only discover something about the Commonwealth but their main goal to find Dante’s girlfriend was not met.

The story is also short so anyone who would read this will only spend a day to finish the book. And somehow, this novel also scares me and I don’t want something like this to happen in the future. Just a NO. Big NO!

If the author can only rewrite this book and lengthen more the words and pages, put more scenes that would really improve the characters and tell me more about the world in the future and how it started and who are the people behind it, this novel will have potential to be noticed more and may become big someday.

If you are intrigued on what kind of future this book will tell you, then you should read this and tell me what’s on your mind about it.

Disclaimer: I received a reader copy from the author via Xpresso Book Tours.

My Rating

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Book Details

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: April 2nd, 2016

Series: Outcast, #01

Genre(s): New Adult, Science Fiction

Page Count: 224

Language: English

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About the Author

B. Austin writes Science Fiction, Dystopian Utopian, Young Adult. She is the author of the 15201917.jpgseries Outcast. She loves creating future worlds and spellbinding novels filled with suspense and mystery. She has a newsletter signup at her website.

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About Book Huntress

Alyssa Janine is a Filipino book blogger/reviewer, dancer, and math tutor. She enjoys dancing as much as she loves to read books. Being a math tutor let her share her knowledge in Math to people who can’t fully understand it. She's also a book blogger and she posts her reviews and other bookish posts on her blog named Book Huntress' World.
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