Monday, June 24, 2013

The Breeders: Review

The BreedersThe Breeders
Author: Matthew J. Beier
Publisher: Epicality Books
Pages: 414


The storm has come. The homosexuals, once an ostracized social minority, have taken over the world. They understood the dangers of an overpopulated planet, usurped government power, and created a culture of perfectly engineered families. But Grace Jarvis and Dex Wheelock are heterosexuals--part of the government’s highly controlled backup plan for reproduction--and they have a problem:

Grace is pregnant. Dex is the father. It is a crime that has only one consequence: banishment to the Antarctic Sanctuary, an isolated biological reserve where reproductive criminals are allowed to exist in peace, without disrupting the rest of civilization. Yet there are rumors that genocide has already begun and that the homosexuals are finally setting natural breeders on a path to extinction. This leaves Grace and Dex with only two choices: to succumb to the tyrannical regime, or run.

They choose to run.

Matthew Beier’s debut novel tells the intimate story of two people bound by the force of life itself as they set out to protect their unborn child and find value for themselves in a world that has rendered them worthless. This rainbow-tinted reflection of our own society--part political satire and part dystopian thriller--is a novel you won’t want to miss. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts:

In this book, homosexuals have practically taken over the world and they are able to genetically engineer humans. The heterosexuals are now a minority and are basically only there as a backup plan. They have realized how much damage has been done to the planet due to overpopulation. Now they may be trying to get rid of heterosexuals completely. So when Grace finds out she is pregnant and Dex is the father, she runs and attempts to join the Opposition.

When I read the summary of this book I knew that I had to read it because I have never read anything quite like this before. It was definitely different and it sucked me in right away. The point of view changes from Dex to Grace and also includes memories from both of them. It was definitely interesting. There is sex, violence, and some language so I would only recommend it to a mature audience. It really makes you think about what it would be like in the world if everything was different from the way that we know it.

The ending was kind of depressing, I don't want to spoil it, and I was left wanting to know more. As disappointing as a sad ending is, it was nice that the ending wasn't like every other happy fairytale ending. That's life. It's not all rainbows and butterflies. If I learned anything from this book it would have to be not to piss of the homosexuals. They may be running the world one day. *haha* I'm just kidding! I also have to add that the cover of this book is beautiful in my opinion. Check this one out if you are looking for a dystopian that's a little different. I could completely see this book as a movie and I think this author has a bright future in writing ahead of him.

*I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.



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