Review: The Prey

Feb •  10 •  2015

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The PreyThe Prey by Tom Isbell
Published by HarperTeen on February 9, 2015
Genres: Young Adult-Science Fiction
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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A hot debut trilogy and a riveting story of survival, courage, and romance in a future where creating a master civilization is the only thing prized, no matter the method. After the Omega (the end of the end), 16 year old guys known as LTs discover their overseers are raising them not to be soldiers (lieutenants) as promised, but to be sold as bait because of their Less Than status and hunted for sport. They escape and join forces with a girls’ camp, the Sisters, who have been imprisoned and experimented on for the "good of the Republic," by a government eager to use twins in their dark research. In their plight for freedom, these heroes must find the best in themselves to fight against the worst in their enemies.

The cover is what I found myself leaning in towards. I then found myself falling in love with the synopsis and knew that I wanted to read more. This was a debut novel so I did have high expectations for the author and I was excited to see where this book was going to grab me.

The beginning was what intrigued me the most. Right away it had me wanting to know more and to see the history of the world and the history of the characters. When I hit the middle, I am going to be honest and say that this was where I was slowing down with the reading and getting lost. I was tempted to put it down but I did want to keep reading and see if this book would redeem itself. The ending was your saving grace. It still wasn’t all that for me but like I said, the book did redeem itself.

The idea of characters being seen as nothing was something that really interested me and caught my attention. I felt the whole discrimination strongly though out the book and the strong characters were made to look weak. You really did put these characters through something I would never want to feel. However, the connection in the middle of the book is what I lost myself and the connection with the characters is something I feel is very important to have and for me I lost it.

Overall this book was not my cup of coffee but I still want to recommend this book to people and see what they think. Although it wasn’t for me, it may be for you.

Happy Reading!