Tania Hagan’s debut novel, The Cure will be released on February 16, 2016.
Genesis Weatherby is by all rights a typical teenager, except everyone in her world, her included, are clones. For over 100 years the Genetic Operations Division has produced code-regenerations from people whose DNA was cancer free. Non-clone births, Originals, are illegal and are seen as a threat to this perfect, cancer-free, dystopian society. When Genny meets and falls in love with the new transfer to her school from Britain, Nat Wilkinson, she starts to question everything she has been taught.
Hagan writes a compelling and believable story set in future. The Cure is nicely paced and has the right amount of twists and climatic build-up. The characters are well developed and I can still hear Morgan Freeman’s voice head! This young adult novel is hard to put down.
The story is told from Genny’s point of view. The reader is drawn into her struggles as she comes to grips with the realities so many choose to ignore. You can feel the genuine love she has for her family and best friends, Renata and Sigby. Genny is stubborn and that character flaw tends to cause her the most trouble, especially when it comes to Nat and her safety.
This is a good start to the series. It has an original concept and is well written. I look forward to reading Hagan’s next book. 5 out of 5 stars.
I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.