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Emeline and the Mutants
Written by Rachel TsoumbakosGenre: SciFi, Dystopian
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.