Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Red Fox -Book Review



Blurb:

In the 1950’s, a Siberian scientist began an experiment with one goal in mind - to breed a domesticated variation of the red fox. After ten generations of breeding the scientist had reduced the adrenalin levels in the animal and created a tame creature named the Silver Fox. 
Decades later, the Australian government use this knowledge to devise a shocking plan that will end humanity as the world knows it. 

When Freya Walker and her family are ordered to attend a town meeting by the ruthless Biocentric government, Freya is certain something horrible will occur. 
The people of her town are split into four groups of people: As, Bs, Cs and Ds. Freya is the only one placed into the mysterious Bs group and transported to a ring in the bushland where she must survive a fortnight without food, water or weapons with her new companion and fellow Bs member, Whilliam Cliff. 

As Freya and Whil begin to unravel the truth behind the Bs group, fighting for their freedom becomes a key part in overthrowing the Government and putting an end to their heinous plans for humanity.


5 Stars

Ohhh, I loved this book.  Filled with hope, angst, rebellion, and so much more!

The Australian government no longer deems cars, TV, or some people necessary.  They have everyone take a test and then put them into groups, A, B, C, or D.  If you happen to fall into D you are unnecessary and are killed.  It's at the sorting that Freya's best friend is told she is D.  Freya's instincts kick in and she tries to protect her, but this only leads Freya to being placed in the B group.  A group no one knows anything about.

My Freya - 
  

She is now separated from her family and her town, transported to high in the Australian Alps, where she must survive for 2 weeks in the wilderness, with nothing but her wits and her fellow B cast off Whil. Can they survive?  With a daring escape, the two think they are finally free from what ever the government wants them to do, only to have the very man himself who took them away, Seiger is waiting for them to return them to the government with all the other B's.  





At the compound they learn what B stands for and what it means for them.  They are separated and put in lock down.  Can they survive?  Can the government do this to them?  What will happen to Freya at the compound?  What about Whil?  

My Whil - Get your own!!!


This is a thought provoking book, that will keep you on your toes.  I found myself holding my breathe several times thru the book.  There is a good plot and good set of characters. There are plenty of twists and turns that will keep you jumping.  At the end, at the government compound, I was torn in so many directions.  I sense a love triangle coming into play and I'm not sure how I feel about that.  

I am so thankful that Ms. Fanning gave me a copy of this book to read.  I'm not sure why it took me so long to read.  I'm anxiously awaiting the next book in the series!  I wouldn't compare this book to the Hunger Games series.  Yes Freya is strong like Katniss, but this book isn't about kids killing kids.  This book is about the government controlling every aspect of your life and how the children are deciding their fates and that of an entire country.  

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