Saturday, August 20, 2016

review || BREEDER { blog tour } by KB Hoyle


The Writer's Coffee Shop | August 25, 2016 | Dystopian
The Breeder Cycle, book 2
★★★★1/2

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Following the horrors she discovered in the basement of Sanctuary and her miraculous rescue at the end of Breeder, there is no longer any doubt in Pria’s mind that the Unified World Order and their goals for humanity are wicked. But convincing the rest of the world will be another story. When it’s revealed that the files she’d stolen from Sanctuary are worthless to the rebel cause, Pria and the other Free Patriots must scramble to come up with another way to convince the rest of the criminals to rise up in open revolution before the UWO’s monsters hunt down and destroy them all. But Pria still knows so little about liberty and self-determination, and her tenuous grasp of human nature complicates her role in the rebellion as she finds herself torn between Pax, her ever-present protector, and Henri, her good-natured friend. As she works through figuring out her feelings, she becomes increasingly anxious for Pax, who displays symptoms of a disturbing ailment, even as he withdraws from Pria. 

Free Patriots from outside Asylum bring with them a new plan to infiltrate the seemingly impregnable UWO machine, and Pria is once again at the center of the plan. This time, though, she must be willing to erase her identity, just as she’s beginning to figure out who she is. It’s a sacrifice she thinks she’s ready to make to take down the UWO and save the world, but she has no idea just how difficult it will be.
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{ about k.b. hoyle } .


K. B. Hoyle is an author, public speaker, creative writing instructor, and classical history teacher who uses her knowledge of the ancient and medieval worlds to pen speculative fiction for readers of all ages. She and her husband stay busy at their Alabama home with their four young sons. She is a Readers' Favorite 5-Star reviewed author, a multiple recipient of the Literary Classics Seal of Approval, the winner of the Gold Book Award for YA Series (2016) for The Gateway Chronicles, her best-selling six-book Fantasy series, and the Silver Book Award winner for YA Science Fiction (2015) for BREEDER, the first book in her Dystopian Trilogy, The Breeder Cycle. She was a featured panel speaker at the 2013 Sydney Writer's Festival in Sydney, Australia, and her books receive high acclaim from readers and reviewers worldwide. Visit her website at kbhoyle.com

{ review } .

It has been a l.o.n.g. time since I read Breeder...but this part two of the story is one I've been waiting for since then. If you haven't heard of the series, it's a dystopian type story and it is freaking amazing. I love the thought process and I loved our characters in the previous book, so when Criminal's tour was announced, I knew this was a book I needed to get behind, even if I was choosing to step away from reviewing.

This book was worth the wait. I would have liked it sooner but...it was worth the wait ;) The journey that is Pria is so incredibly enthralling; I was constantly waiting for the next page, wanting to get a bit further in their story. Then there's Pax; he has a lot of secrets and you can't help but want to get to know him a little bit more. When we met him in Breeder, he was simply her rescuer who had some clues as to what was going on with her, with the children, with the babies. The secrets behind Pax only grow in Criminal...

I do hope that we don't have to wait another 20 months for the next installment. While much of Breeder remained locked in my head (wild cats coming after children; hiding out in the water), I would have enjoyed Criminal more if I recently read the former. As such, I feel that this is a series that could potentially be better received if read once completed.

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