Friday, October 26, 2012

The Modified (Book Review)

Synopsis from Goodreads:

What would you sacrifice to save the one’s you love? To save the one who holds your heart? To save the world?

Kenley Grayson is all too familiar with these questions.

After Earth is thrust into its first intergalactic war with an unknown race called the Bringers, our military forces begin to suffer heavy losses. Desperate for a solution, the Allied Federation issues a worldwide draft for every able seventeen year old to enlist. As Kenley turns seventeen, she finds herself thrown into the very war that took her older brother’s life.

This year’s draft is a little different than in the past though. A new program, known as the Magnus Project, has been introduced, and only the best and brightest qualify. Kenley is amongst a select few whom are chosen to join this elite group of soldiers, and as a part of this project, undergoes a modification procedure that leaves her and her peers endowed with powers beyond their wildest dreams.

As Earth continues in its struggle against the Bringers, Kenley is transported to a high-tech training facility, the Magnus Academy, to prepare for the major battle that lies ahead. It’s here that she meets the California heartthrob, and son of a legendary war hero, Landon Shaw. As unexpected feelings toward Landon begin to develop, Kenley wonders if this is the right time or place for romance to bloom, especially when those feelings start to interfere with her training.

With the weight of the world on her shoulders, Kenley is constantly reminded of how important she and the rest of the Magnus cadets are to the fate of humanity. She is one of the Modified, Earth’s last line of defense against utter destruction

My Review: 4-Delectable

I was truly excited to read this book. I am a huge fan of the Childe Series by C.A. Kunz and love their talent for storytelling, so of course I had to give this book a try. 

Earth is at war. And so a worldwide draft has been issued. Having lost her brother 2 years earlier to the same war Kenley vows to do anything to avenge her brothers death. Even if it means biological mutation. In order to learn to harness her powers Kenley will travel to the Magnus Academy where she meets Landon Shaw and her world is forever changed. As you follow Kenley's tale you get to be with her every step of the way. From the modification process, to her training, all the way to her division assignment. As she learns what it means to Modified and a soldier for the Allied Federation. Kenley is determined to prove that she deserves to be among the elite and that she can handle any situation thrown her way. With her friends at her side she discovers a shocking truth that alters her world forever. 

Though this book has a few editing errors, the story of Kenley and her friends keeps you engrossed to the end and leaves you asking what will happen next? 

I loved the story and I loved the action, but I really wish I could have seen more of Kenley's training in each of the division's. I found the moments where the recruits actually got to use their powers my absolute favorites and wish that there were more of them. But every story has to start somewhere. I am sure that more action will come in the sequel, especially after the way it ended. Which I just loved! This book is full of completely magical moments, so go out and read the book!

Favorite Character Moment:
"Kenley, it doesn't matter how you got here. You've proven yourself time and time again. You've got nothing to be ashamed of. Besides, if you never would've come, we wouldn't be sharing this moment right here," (Kindle, loc. 2262).

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