Monday, 3 August 2015

Gambit by C.L. Denault

*ARC Received for an honest review, thank you

In Earth's battle-ridden future, humans have evolved. Those with extraordinary skills rise to power and fame. Those without live in poverty. Sixteen-year-old Willow Kent believed she was normal. But when a genetically-enhanced military officer shows up at her village and questions her identity, long buried secrets begin to emerge. With remarkable skills and a shocking genetic code the Core and its enemies will do anything to obtain, Willow suddenly finds the freedom she craves slipping through her fingers. Greed, corruption and genetic tampering threaten everything of her existence as she's thrust, unwillingly, into the sophisticated culture of the elite Core city. To ensure peace, she must leave the past behind, marry a man she's never met, and submit to the authority of a relentless officer with hidden agendas of his own. Her life has become a dangerous game. How much will she sacrifice in order to win?

Gambit was exciting and entertaining, never leaving me bored or wanting to skip pages. I was quickly thrust into a world crossing the lines between a utopia and dystopia, making me question everything about this world of genetic engineering and power, as well as questioning the consequences of what could happen if humans play with nature to this terrifying extent. The world building was amazing and I was thoroughly entranced with all of the interesting and unique characters that came in and out of the pages. I'm sure that this is going to be an amazing new series that will spread like wildfire. 

Rating: 4/5

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