The next two double shot novels come from award winning author Courtney Farrell. She continues to shine in the world of fiction.
Sometime in the future mankind is genetically split into several groups with the two main groups being the Enhanced and the Norms. The Enhanced are bred within the safety of the Institute, while the Norms live in the slums outside of the Institute’s walls and work as servants to the Enhanced. Michelle is an enhanced sixteen year old female who does not buy into everything she is told by the adults and has reason to dislike the head doctor. When her brother and her boyfriend are sent over the wall into the slums, Michelle tries desperately to find them. What she learns while there will forever change how she views the world around her.
Farrell’s Young Adult dystopian novel, Enhanced is the first in the Enhanced series. The story is told through the eyes of Michelle and her boyfriend, Brian, though most of the book is from Michelle’s point of view. The pace of the story is pretty good with a few slower spots that turn around rather quickly. The development of Michelle’s character is especially well done and I felt as though I knew her personally. Most of the lesser twists were not entirely unpredictable, but there was a good one I certainly did not see coming towards the end. The moral and ethical dilemmas brought out within Enhanced are not unlike those that we as a society are facing now.
Overall, I was very pleased with this book and look forward to the next in the series. There was one plot hole and a couple of contextual errors that I have submitted to the author for review. With that being said, I highly recommend this book for teenagers and adults alike. 4 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.