Monday, March 3, 2014

Book Tour Review & Giveaway (Kindle Fire and more): Peaceful Genocide by JA Reynolds


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Peaceful Genocide by J.A. Reynolds
Publication date: November 25th 2013
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult

Seventeen-year-old Mitzi and Deuce can recall how many drops of water were on a leaf from a rainstorm five years ago and conversations from last week, month, or year. They have the ability to remember every second of everyday—since birth.

This gift has blessed Mitzi with a history of being sexually assaulted by researchers and abused by her own parents. She trusts no one. Likes no one. Deuce, however, is a high school standout. His gift has made him a superstar on the football field and his memory promises him endless opportunities.

When they both end up at an Alzheimer’s research facility under false proviso, they quickly realize this place isn’t what it seems to be. They endure crazy military-style tests, are forcefully drugged, and complete real-life simulations that haunt them.

Mitzi and Deuce have no idea what the researchers want to do with them or their memories. But one thing is clear: the researchers will go to any lengths to get what they want.



*** 3.5 Stars ***

Four kids are thrust together in a supposed medical study to assist with memory loss research for their memories- each of them never forgets anything after seeing it once. Mitzi and Deuce, the eldest of the group, and Ralph and Paisley, the younger duo, start out with a wild introduction into their testing facility that nearly ends their lives including rabid dogs, drowning, and having to maneuver down a turbulent mine shaft . Meeting up with Mark, one of the leaders of the project, the kids are told that the scenarios they participate in are simulated and unreal, they will have implants stuck in their bodies to help with gathering data, and they have to participate because the money for their participation has already been cashed for their parents. Mitzi has undergone numerous studies and horrendous abuse and is immediately suspicious. After finding a way to infiltrate the facility, Mitizi and Deuce are able to find out the sinister nature of the research project after a deadly, supposedly simulated caper in the U.N. office. After multiple deaths, a crazy encounter with Mark and his technologically disturbed daughter, Mitzi and Deuce flee for their lives.

This was a great young adult sci-fi that younger and older readers will enjoy. It wasn’t an intensely stimulating mind bender, but more of an enteraining read of what could happen if folks with the wrong ideals get a hold of the perfect weapon- others’ memories. Warning: ends on a cliffhanger!

JA Reynolds lives in the Midwest with a normal family, raising a normal daughter, with some abnormal pets. It’s extraordinarily ordinary.

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