Deviation by Christine Manzari is the first in an independently published YA dystopian trilogy. Although it was really good, it was just so long with it being 436 pages. I mean, I liked it! With it being a little like Divergent I was able to get into this book! I would have liked it to be a little shorter. I started the book last week but found myself putting it down to read other books that were more of a quick read. Deviation reels you in with its romance and plot twists! The fact that these are genetically enhanced teens makes this all the more interesting! One interesting thing in this book is that you can actually learn a great deal about Roller Derby!
What the book is about:
Being a Sophisticate of the Program seems like it’d be a pretty sweet deal: a little genetic alteration and anyone can be smarter, faster, and stronger. It’s a dream come true. All you have to give up is your freedom.
Cleo is a Sophisticate and she has a bright future in the Program. But she has a secret. When she gets upset, bad things happen. Explosive things. Things she can’t control.
When her secret is discovered, she’s sent to the Academy to train in the military branch of the Program. She’s destined to be a human weapon in the war that’s been going on since Wormwood occurred nearly 30 years ago. She soon learns that although her ability is unique, there are others like her — other Sophisticates with lethal skills and odd code names like Archerfish and Mimic Octopus.
Immersed in a dangerous game of supernatural powers and dubious motives, Cleo doesn’t know who to trust. Ozzy, the annoyingly attractive cadet who has perfect aim in weapons class and deviant lips behind closed doors, begs her not to use her powers. He’s the golden boy of the Program, but can she trust him? Or will she find herself a target, caught in his crosshairs?
The cover is pretty cool!! The fire does make sense with the story, but that’s one thing, the fire is kind of a been there done that (The Hunger Games?) But in all I give the cover 4 out of 5 stars 🙂
If you are into Dystopian YA books then this series is one you should get. The action, twists, romance is all rolled into one. I have provided the link to get yours today!