Friday, February 10, 2017

Feeder by Eliza Green - Book Review


BOOK DETAILS:

Feeder
by Eliza Green
(Feeder, #1)
Publication date: November 29th 2016
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Description:
You have to keep moving forward, he says.
But I am afraid of change.
Change will kill me.
When their hometown of Brookfield is poisoned by radiation, seventeen-year-old Anya Macklin and her older brother Jason are relocated to the safe but boring urbano of Essention.
While Jason is put to work, Anya is enrolled in the adult skills course at Arcis, a secretive and heavily monitored education facility. There she must compete with other teenage recruits and earn her place in society by reaching the top floor.
At first, Anya fears change, and is reluctant to advance. But then she meets Dom Pavesi, a brooding, evasive stranger who drives her to discover the rules of this dangerous game where there can be only one winner.
Who is Dom? Which side is he on?
And what terrible truth awaits Anya on the ninth floor of Arcis?
Feeder is Book 1 in the Feeder series.


My Review
Feeder is one of those books that sounds and looks intriguing, and boy does it deliver!

The book starts off with a bang, having Anya, the main character, hiding while her family tries to fight off the armed men who have burst into her home. Anya watches as her parents are murdered right before her eyes. To make matters even worse, her town is also poisoned by radiation. She and her brother then relocate to an urbano called Essention.

Essention seems like a nice, safe place tolive, and while Jason, Anya's brother, goes off to work, she is enrolled in a program that will teach her life skills so she can survive on her own as an adult. At least that's what they say...

There are secrets abound in Arcis, the facility Anya is enrolled at, and it isn't until she starts talking to another enrollee named Dom that Anya becomes curious as to what's really going on inside.

I don't want to give anything away, so I'll try and keep the rest of my review vague. All I can really say is this is a book that you need to read. It's amazing!

I felt like the plot moved along at a nice pace, and the world-building was intriguing and well-done. I felt like I was in the story, moving along through Arcis with Anya and Dom. I was engrossed in the story, and I found myself eager and excited to know what was coming next every time the characters rotated to the next floor. It was one of those suspenseful moments that had you holding your breath, anxious to know what possible task they might have to face next.

Character-wise, Anya was one of those characters you liked and wanted to root for, but at the same time, you also felt frustrated with her. She had moments where you kinda wanted to smack her and ask her what she was thinking. But she's a likeable character, and you can understand why she does some of the things she does. Dom is also an interesting character. He's kind of secretive, but also someone you find yourself wanting to stick close to and be friends with. There's a whole array of other characters in the story, as well, but Dom and Anya are the two you really feel a connection to.

Overall, Feeder is an excellent start to what I imagine is going to be a fantastic series of books. It's intense, suspenseful, and full of surprises. I found myself flying through the pages, not wanting it to end, but also curious to see how it would end. I'm now anticipating the second book, and I can't wait to read it! Highly recommended! 5 stars!

Author Bio
Eliza Green tried her hand at fashion designing, massage, painting, and even ghost hunting, before finding her love of writing. She often wonders if her desire to change the ending of a particular glittery vampire story steered her in that direction (it did). After earning her degree in marketing, Eliza went on to work in everything but marketing, but swears she uses it in everyday life, or so she tells her bank manager.

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, she lives there with her sci-fi loving, evil genius best friend. When not working on her next amazing science fiction adventure, you can find her reading, indulging in new food at an amazing restaurant or simply singing along to something with a half decent beat.

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