Peaceful Genocide was different… in the best way possible. From page one I was hooked!
This story was fresh and original. Everything could have been meh and the concept alone would have still kept me interested.
I loved how fast paced it was and how easily I was able to connect with all the characters.
Mitzi was a great heroine, but really paranoid (and for good reason). She had me wanting to look over my shoulder! It also broke my heart to read about everything she went through. However, she was a strong, sassy character that was really soft and vulnerable once you got past her tough exterior.
Deuce, on the other hand, couldn’t have been more different. Unlike Mitzi, he used his gifts to enhance his life.
These two characters don’t connect from the beginning but, as time goes on, they do begin to forge a friendship.
The blurb mentions Mitzi and Deuce but there were many more characters that were wonderfully developed and added to the story in their own way.
The book starts off slowly, but still engaging, and once you really get beneath the surface things getting exciting and intense. It was hard to tear my eyes away.
I definitely recommend it to those who love a fast-paced, original story!
Final rating: ★★★★/★★★★★
Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Publication date: November 25, 2013
Book description: Seventeen-year-old Mitzi and Deuce can recall how many drops of water were on a leaf from a rainstorm five years ago and conversations from last week, month, or year. They have the ability to remember every second of everyday—since birth.
This gift has blessed Mitzi with a history of being sexually assaulted by researchers and abused by her own parents. She trusts no one. Likes no one. Deuce, however, is a high school standout. His gift has made him a superstar on the football field and his memory promises him endless opportunities.
When they both end up at an Alzheimer’s research facility under false proviso, they quickly realize this place isn’t what it seems to be. They endure crazy military-style tests, are forcefully drugged, and complete real-life simulations that haunt them.
Mitzi and Deuce have no idea what the researchers want to do with them or their memories. But one thing is clear: the researchers will go to any lengths to get what they want.
About the author: JA Reynolds lives in the Midwest with a normal family, raising a normal daughter, with some abnormal pets. It’s extraordinarily ordinary.