Thursday 1 December 2016

Review: Fate of Perfection - K.F. Breene

In a corporate-controlled future where the ruling conglomerates genetically engineer their employees, Millicent Foster is the best of the best.

Physically perfect and exceptionally intelligent, Millicent is granted the uncommon privilege of breeding. But her daughter inherits more than superior genetics…little Marie has a rare ability that the world has never seen, and her conglomerate, Moxidone, will stop at nothing to have sole possession of the child.

Teamed with Ryker, the formidable master of security, Millicent must risk everything in a life-and-death struggle to tear her daughter away from the ruling force who wants to own them all. The odds are stacked against them, but Moxidone will learn that the pursuit of perfection comes at a perilous cost—and that love can’t be bought at any price.

Finding Paradise Series:
Fate of Perfection
Fate of Devotion (2017)

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As a huge fan of K.F. Breene's Warrior Chronicles I was thrilled to be offered an advance copy of the first book in her new science fiction series. Although the two series couldn't be more different they both contain brilliant world building and wonderful characters and I'm very excited to follow the journey this new series is going to take us on.

Fate of Perfection is set in a distant future where major corporations have overtaken the government and now control everything from who where people live, the jobs they are allowed to do and even whether their genes are used to create the next generation. Most people are actually sterile lab-made clones and there are very few humans born the natural way anymore. Millicent is one of the rare natural born humans and she's well known for her superior intelligence and her expertise at designing weapons. She is allowed the privilege of giving birth to a child of her own but she's only supposed to be involved in her child's life until the baby can be weaned. What they weren't banking on is the bond that she forms with her daughter and when Millicent realises what Moxidone has planned for Marie she is determined to protect her at all costs.

I'm not going to go into much more detail about the plot because it's always much more fun to discover the details by reading the book for yourself but what follows is a fast paced and action packed story that will have you on the edge of your seat. Millicent is a brilliant character, she initially comes across as a little cold but it doesn't take long to realise that she's playing a role to ensure her own survival. She knows that she would be in danger if Moxidone realised she was "emotionally unstable" so she keeps her normal human emotions hidden deeply. Once Marie comes along she finds it harder and harder to play the role society expects of her though and when her security guard Ryker offers her a glimmer of hope she knows she has to take the chance that offers her.

Fate of Perfection had everything I could want from a futuristic sci-fi - a completely believable (if more than a little scary!) world, fun technology, dangerous situations, great characters, amusing banter and a touch of romance - and I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel!

Source: Received from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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