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Thursday, August 7, 2014

"Entertaining and suspenseful." Emeline and the Mutants by @RTsoumbakos #dystopian




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Emeline and the Mutants

Written by Rachel Tsoumbakos

Genre: SciFi, Dystopian




What would you do if your whole family mutated?

Would you have the courage to do what had to be done?

Emeline Hart is faced with this horrifying decision when the miraculous Haum vaccine changes into something hideous. When the mutations start, there is no way to hide the fact that the world is now filled with people who are no longer dying of cancer, heart disease or diabetes. Instead, they become werewolves, vampires and trolls.

In the midst of this, Emeline must search for her missing brother and unravel the conspiracy of events surrounding his disappearance.

The heart pounding action intensifies as medical science goes wrong in EMELINE AND THE MUTANTS.





Walki's Review


A cure and a vaccine were developed to deal with AIDS. It was administered to the population, and caused mutations in most people. Vampires, werewolves, zombies, fairies, mermaids, trolls, harpies, etc, started to appear.

Emeline is a valued member of the Daisy Hill compound because of her sniper skills. She specializes in zombies and vampires with a rifle or a bow and arrow. When her brother Warwick is murdered at home and his body is missing, Emeline starts reconsidering who she can trust, and with Gweeny (Warwick's girlfriend) as an unlikely ally, she escapes from Daisy Hill in search of answers.

The characters are well introduced and the plot is well developed. The two main characters, Emeline and Gweeny, are very different in appearance and in personality. They turn out to be a good team against the various odds of their dystopian world.

I liked the addition of newspaper items and diary entries in-between chapters. They gave a greater depth, a global depth, to the story. But the ending felt a bit rushed and there were so many editing mistakes disturbing my enjoyment that I struggle to give it three stars.

However 'Emeline and the Mutants' is an entertaining and suspenseful take on the dystopian genre, one where science turned some people greedy and humankind has to pay the price.

Review Disclaimer: Book provided in exchange for an honest review.

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