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/ARC-Book Review / True Born (True Born Trilogy, #1) / by L.E. Sterling /

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Release Date-May 3rd 2016
Genre-Dystopian YA
Publisher-Entangled Teen
Kindle Edition-304 Pages

Welcome to Dominion City.

After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimated…and their genetics damaged beyond repair.

The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self-destruct. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life. The plague-resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are feared…

And then there’s Lucy Fox and her identical twin sister, Margot. After endless tests, no one wants to reveal what they are.

When Margot disappears, a desperate Lucy has no choice but to put her faith in the True Borns, led by the charismatic Nolan Storm and the beautiful but deadly Jared Price. As Lucy and the True Borns set out to rescue her sister, they stumble upon a vast conspiracy stretching from Dominion’s street preachers to shady Russian tycoons. But why target the Fox sisters?

As they say in Dominion, it’s in the blood.

True Born by L.E. Sterling
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Release Date-3/5/16

So True Born is book one of a trilogy that takes place in Dominion.
A city devastated by ruin caused by a plague on mankind.
There seems to be three tiers of people Splicers, Lasters and True Born.
The rich and entitled seem to be the splicers as only the rich can afford to splice there DNA to survive and the poor take up the majority of the Lasters who are really just waiting for the virus to take effect and finish them off.
Thrown into this mix are the True Born, In my opinion, the most fascinating of the three castes.
These True Borns are immune to the virus due to there throwback animal DNA this is evolution at its finest.
So True born is a clean YA book set in a dystopian future.
It features twins Lucy and Margot Fox the daughters of a wealthy high-placed splicer couple and is told from Lucy’s POV.
As this pair approach their eighteenth birthday there orderly efficient life is about to change as they know it.
Into this background is dropped Jared who as well as being a True Born himself is also quite taken with Lucy and really just wants to keep her safe while also opening her eyes to the atrocities being committed in the city.
Jared is part of Storm Logans team who along with other True Borns have been hired to provide protection to the twins while their parents are out of town.
So that is the basic gist of this book and while I did enjoy it, I do have some minor issues as well.
So first it did take me quite a while to become invested in this story.
I’m not actually sure why that was.
Maybe because this was quite slow moving and took a while to actually get going.
Or maybe it was the information overload initially and trying to get this world straight in my head.
That being said the world building here was fantastic and very thorough indeed.
And when I did finally merge with True Born I’ve got to say I was so glad I’d persevered here as it was well worth the wait.
I also really liked both girls they’d lived a very sheltered life which had definitely impacted there outlook on things and I adored Jared and the other True Borns.
Jared had such a protective vibe towards Lucy even when he was trying to distance himself he couldn’t help but adhere to her side like glue.
I also enjoyed the diversity of the different characters here all being very unique in themselves.
The parents, well they were just a waste of breath, what rotten child-rearing skills.
True Born for me really sent the message that even in this dystopian landscape the rich and powerful holds all the cards while the little man is left to suffer in vain.
Nothing had changed with the powers that be just the surrounding settings.
I found True Born to be an enjoyable start to a YA trilogy with a powerful message to also impart.
I was provided with an ARC of “True Born (True Born Trilogy, #1)” By Netgalley of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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