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This book is pretty intense thrill ride. Readers/listeners are introduced to an abandoned baby girl who is experimented on and trained to be a super-soldier prototype. The training and the lifestyle that come with it. Marie's attempt to get away to a normal life is thwarted, and all hell breaks loose as the bloodbath begins.
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When scientists try to search for a solution to disease and physical decay they start doing experiments on male babies, that is until Dr. Carl Stanley finds a crying female baby behind a dumpster and decides to include her in the program, what they get then is Marie. She excels at the program and becomes "the picture of physical perfection; possessing the ability to heal at a rapid rate" Out of the 10 babies injected over time, she stands out, both in her attitude and behavior. She doesn't just act when told, she thinks more and seems to have more of a conscience than the 9 boys. As they grow up, she becomes friends with a particular child but he is taken from the program as he shows no signs of special abilities. She then finds herself drawn to Michael, the leader of the group. When something happens to destroy Marie's life, she shows the people who "made" her, exactly what she can do!
Plot wise, initially, I wasn't sure whether I'd enjoy reading this as the subject was kids being part of an experiment, but thankfully they were never mistreated and they were looked after, they were just injected everyday with a serum. Also we jump from them being babies to being adults quick enough that it doesn't really register. This book is so incredibly fast paced and intense, that I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through. I listened to it in a day and didn't want it to end. The idea of a super soldier, one capable of anything, and the consequences of what happens when they go "rogue" made for an amazing read!
Marie was kick ass! She started out as a conscientious person but when her life is destroyed, she shows exactly what she can do, and boy that girl was bad! My heart broke for her and what she became! You know why she did the things she did, but it still made you feel for her.
Anyway, this was an action packed, intense and addicting read. I didn't just read it, I devoured it and look forward to more!! Well written, developed and entertaining, this is a must read.
Lori Faiella did a really good job with the narrator. She brought Marie to life and really made the story pop.
*I received a free copy of this. This in no way affected or influenced my thought.*
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