[[ Read books ]] The Genesi CodeAuthor Tristen Willis – Multi-channel.co

Luka Was Only Eight Years Old When Her Father, Christopher Foster, Was MurderedChristopher Had Been Working On A Cure For The Genesi Code, Which Has Plagued The Human Race Since The Government Began Experimenting On Human DNA In An Attempt To Create A Genetically Advanced ArmyLuka Has Spent The Last Ten Years Training For The Military S Elite Taskforce, Known As Delta Force, So She Can Uncover The Truth Surrounding Her Father S Murder But Along The Way, She Uncovers A Truth About Herself That She Is Not Yet Ready To Face Could The Truth Surrounding Luka S Past Be The Key To Curing The Genesi And Ending The War In The End, Is Revenge All That Matters


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    Buddy reading with a bunch of lovely girls over on Instagram but the only one who s GR account I know is CaitlinThis review can also be found on my blog R A M B LE TRIGGER WARNINGS parental abuse, murder, anxietyI was sent a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review All thoughts are my own and receiving the copy in no way impacted my thoughts towards this novel Buddy read with Caitlin I love the idea of supporting debut authors, especially Australian ones That s why when I saw I could apply to receive this book for review I jumped on it Fast Tristen Willis, the author, also owns an Etsy store called BurningPagesCandles so when I received this package I was so excited that some of her products were included.The book itself reminded me of both The Maze Runner and Divergent Obviously, it is not those two books but reading through The Genesi Code I couldn t help but compare it to those two books It could have just been the dystopian themes throughout, though.I did have some problems with this book, but I tend to whenever I read and some are nitpicky things that probably only annoy me These were that sometimes the plot moved too fast and I got lost, leaving me to flip back pages and scan over what I had missed In the beginning, there was a lot of mundane activity described that left me confused how it added By a lot, I mean it was listed for paragraphs It also took me a bit to fall into the writing style, but once I did the previous problems weren t as obvious to me At the end of the day, this is a fast paced debut novel that features a strong lead and delivers the plot in an interesting, but exciting, way P L O T What is the Genesi Code Well, the Genesi Code was a strand of DNA that the government curated to create the ultimate army Things didn t go to plan, however, and the Genesi did turn on humans Since they were superior in almost every way they succeeded in almost wiping out the human race Luka s father had been working with the government to find a cure for the Genesi when he was murdered This is something that haunts her as she was there when it happened and she can t remember what happened With her best friend Harvey, the pair train for ten years in the hopes of being accepted in the military when they graduate The plot in The Genesi Code moves fast It has to considering the book is quite short We follow Luka and Harvey at the training base as they make friends and enemies with their cohort We don t get a lot of the training, which I was a bit sad about since I love training montages but we do get to really see them build relationships with the people that surround them When the action starts it leaves you sitting on the edge of your seat The author weaves a story that leaves you shocked at characters decisions and desperately needing the next book in the series C H A R A C T E R SFor this section, I ll only be talking about the main character Luka, as I feel the book didn t go into as much depth with the side characters This is only book one, though L U K A Luka was a pretty kick ass main character She is strong and definitely ready to actually kick your ass As she was one of the three girls present in this story something that annoyed me a little, where are my kick ass women she had to be strong Especially since she is in the military She is She can outrun and outfight most of the other people in her cohort I would also say Luka had an almost clinical personality if that makes sense I definitely enjoyed it since I get told I have that sort of personality It was interesting to see another character portrayed in that way I m very excited to see how Luka expands in the next books and what she decides to do O V E R A L L Overall, this was a stellar debut I enjoyed every minute and was able to read the book in two sittings throughout the day the only time I stopped was to play Cards Against Humanity with my family It s been a while since I finished a book in a day, so I think that sings high praises in itself for this book Definitely, pre order yourself a copy if this sounds like something you re interested in If not, definitely head over to Tristen s Etsy store because her products are ones I rave about.


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    Buddy reading with a lot of the girls on Bookstagram but mainly with AmberI received a review copy of The Genesi Code but that in no way impacted my level of enjoyment or my opinion of this book overall I simply love supporting Australian authors, especially those with debuts It s been a while since I ve read a dystopian novel and The Genesi Code definitely reminded me of other dystopians I enjoyed, such as Reboot or Divergent, although the concept behind it is definitely different Overall, this book was great and it met all of my expectations When reading a debut I m always wary that it may not be as good as other non debut books, but let me tell you it was just as good as other non debut books This book definitely proved that Tristen, the author, has a lot of potential and I cannot wait to read the rest of the series Basically, The Genesi Code focuses on Luka who s father was murdered 10 years ago and she s trying to work out what happened and how she can get revenge for her fathers death To do this she intends to join the United Nation Delta Force since they go outside of the wall and track Genesi s which was her father s life work Luka and her best friend Harvey, as well as a hundred other recruits, begin training when everything basically goes to hell I only had one problem with this book, which is what I would expect from a debut My problem was the pacing I found the first 25% of this book to be a bit slow, but then it completely sped up and, to me, it went a bit too fast I feel like this book could ve been 100 pages longer if some of the scenes were extended There were a few chapters that began with a jump in time and I really wish we got to see what happened in those weeks I feel like it needed a bit in the middle so the ship could really take off and better relationships with some of the characters could have developed I feel like this book could ve been a 5 star if the pacing was evened out hopefully we see of this in future books This series has so much potential I feel like it could be absolutely incredible, especially as the series goes on The Genesi Code was a great first novel in what will definitely be a great series and I cannot wait to see what s next If you enjoy fast paced debut novels then I would definitely recommend checking The Genesi Code out.


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    When I saw that Tristen was looking for reviewers for this book, I immediately threw my name in the ring The premise sounded absolutely fantastic and I was very intrigued While the book was a little on the short side, this was overall a strong debut to a promising series I will definitely be reading the next book, particularly after the way this one ended.The story begins with a prologue, as Luka s father lives out his last minutes The transition afterward was a bit jarring but this prologue set the scene really well and had me hooked from page one After the prologue, the book skips ahead in time and goes to the day when Luka and Harvey receive their acceptance letters to Delta Force, the elite military branch that they ve both worked their whole lives to join This part is a bit of an info dump but it wasn t too distracting From there, the book becomes part spy thriller, part heist story, and all around fun.I had some trouble connecting to Luka at first but as the book progressed, I came to really admire her She works single mindedly and lets absolutely nothing stand in her way Plus she s incredibly talented in martial arts and extremely intelligent It was interesting to see how she slowly began to lower her walls and let people in I can t wait to see how her character develops in the future While I may have initially had trouble connecting with her, I absolutely loved most of the other characters Ren and Harvey were both adorable and I was so happy that a love triangle didn t develop The villains could have been fleshed out a bit but, given the length of this novel, they were still pretty good.The pacing was slightly slow at first as the author introduces the reader to the world However, it quickly picks up after the initial introduction I really liked that there was such a focus on their training, it gave me a lot of insight into the various characters In a word, the world building was cool I loved the premise of genetically engineered humans and where the storyline went I m very intrigued to see how the revelation at the end of this book will play out in the next one Overall, this was a promising debut that I think will turn into a great series While definitely a bit on the short side, it s a quick, easy, and fun read that will nevertheless give you something to think about There was sometimes a tendency to tell instead of show but that diminished toward the end of the book Definitely recommend if you re a fan of YA science fiction Disclaimer I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


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    The Genesi Code is the debut novel from author Tristen Willis and an exciting sci fi thriller that will capture your interest until the last page In the year 2258, our main character Luca is part of the dying race, humans Over a hundred years ago the government created a genetically advanced army to win the war but it backfired after the war when the soldiers began to change They were uncontrollable with rage, attacked their own people and their outcast numbers became known as the Genesi Soon enough they were too strong to fight off and the remaining humans created safe cities surrounded by large walls and shields to keep out the Genesi and keep their remaining people alive Now in recent years, the government has decided they need to cure the Genesi instead of just trying to kill them Luca s father was one of the top scientists working on a cure for the Genesi but that task led to his murder Now, ten years later, Luca is preparing to join the military s elite task force and uncover why her father was murdered.The first book from this series is only 226 pages so it will feel like it s going by so quickly when you read it, especially when every page is non stop action I really enjoyed this book because there are similar plots I ve read and enjoyed before but this has an added bonus of having so much to do with the villain on the outside of the walls I loved the main group of characters but the Genesi are fascinating and I m looking forward to learning about them in the next book The only thing that stops this book from being a five star read for me is that it was a little difficult to get into the atmosphere of the book and story over the first thirty or so pages because the there was an infodump as they say where it s all trying to get the setup of the story out as quick as possible since there s clearly limited time in shorter books so there s no time to waste It didn t bother me because clearly, you need to set things up but I just noticed that it was happening at the start of the book because the sentences were shorter and clipped compared to the rest of the book.Luca came across as a cold character to me at first and very clinical but I think that s only because she spends every moment of her life working towards her goals so when the tension heightened you can also see that fragile side of her that suffers from anxiety and is constantly missing that part of herself that she can t remember I hope we get to see her become a happier, fullied person in the future books I loved Harvey too before I even read the book because out of the pack of candles that were sent with the book his smelt the best I could just smell that scent all day so I m glad he lived up to his reputation in the book I really felt for him at times because he devoted his whole life to helping Luca, his best friend, and she didn t really have the same awareness of him because she was so adamant on her revenge against whoever killed her father.I was also a huge fan of Ren from the moment he walked into the room with that gentle demeanour but the strong intensity with Luca so I hope there s from him I m also really torn on who I would ship out of all the characters I actually think I m team Ren and Luca Couple name Rena even if I love Harvey so much I would love if Harvey found a really awesome person who was just head over heels in love with him Thinking back over the book we didn t get too much character or relationship development because there wasn t much time for it with all the action so I m definitely hoping for cute scenes with my favourites together Overall, I was super happy with this book It was such a fun experience and my imagination was just running wild throughout it wondering what would happen next and trying to figure out all the mysteries The final chapters went extremely fast as the events began to unfold and everything happened faster than I could count Then we were left with a very interesting ending that I m sure will lead to an explosive sequel that I can t wait to read I m really glad that this book is part of a series because I can t wait to learn about the Genesi and explore the characters further, especially the mysterious Samyaza Thank you to the author for a copy of this book for review and all the beautiful goodies inspired by the characters and the world The Genesi Code will be available worldwide on the 31st of August


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    Please note I was sent an advanced readers copy by the author for an honest review thanks Tristen This has in no way influenced my review.Let me start by saying that when it comes to dystopian Y.A novels I tend to have mixed feelings It just seems to be one of those genres in Y.A that I m critical of over a fantasy novel, per se Still, when Tristen asked for reviewers to read her debut novel The Genesi Code I was quick to put my hand up As a fellow writer aspiring author I couldn t pass up the chance to support an aussie author releasing her first book The dystopian elements of the novel ended up being one of the aspects I really enjoyed learning about the Genesi and getting snippets of where the world is at centuries from now I was quite intrigued by it all and am looking forward to seeing it even fleshed out in book two My main issue the reason I gave the book 3 stars instead of 4 or 5 was the writing itself This is a debut novel and it shows I found the pacing of the first few chapters especially slow to get through as every action the characters take is explained in extreme detail There was also a case of repetitiveness so early on rather than later chapters where the same words objects subjects were used multiple times in the same sentence and or paragraph to the point where it became quite jarring on a few occasions In saying that, I think this is the case with a lot of debut novels as, like I mentioned above, once the story hits later chapters you could see a definite improvement in the pacing This is something that will only improve the Tristen writes and I look forward to seeing where she takes this story I don t want to go into any spoilers in this review so I m just going to quickly mention some of the characters very vaguely Overall I enjoyed everyone in the novel, they all had their roles to play and I ll be curious to see where a lot of their arcs go come book two As for Luka, I found her a hard protagonist to connect with initially but as the story went on and I learned how analytically minded she is I wasn t so bothered by this by the end It was actually quite interesting to be inside the head of someone so analytical And now for the most important question Harvey or Ren Are teams still a thing Because this gal is Team Ren all the way The Genesi Code is an intriguing first book in this new dystopian series, and I look forward to seeing how it all goes down in book two Thanks again to Tristen for giving me the opportunity to review her book Get your copy of The Genesi Code from September 1st, 2017


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    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, please note this does not affect my thoughts on this book This book was such a fabulous read From the first page I was instantly engaged and I could picture everything as I read it I don t often read dystopian but the sypnosis instantly appealed to me and I knew I d have lots of questions about this book and it s characters I instantly adored Luka, and I was cheering for her all the way I so was hoping she d get the answers she was seeking, we re given an insight into her childhood, and the horror she witnessed, and Tristen s writing I feel really echoes Luka s feelings, so much so that I felt like I was feeling her emotions too We meet an array of friends and foes along the way, my favourite of them being Harvey, Luka s dearest friend I thought him to be such a dear, he has such great qualities and aside from Luka, he was my other favourite character Each of the other characters brought something unique to the story, and I m definitely looking forward to seeing how the evolve even in the next book There were such a pulsing rush through this book, I felt like it was definitely leading up to something brilliant and when I reached the climax I was proper amazed, even though as I think back it definitely makes a lot of sense But the way it was written, I felt like I hit the realisation when Luka did And I was definitely cheering for her at the last page, the book has a wicked ending and it definitely made me admire Luka all the Even from the start, she struck me as a character that wouldn t quit and she is honestly so kick ass it s awesome This book was definitely unique and refreshing, there s something in it for everyone, I was laughing and gasping on edge throughout and mark your calendars for a September 1st release date


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    I was sent a copy of The Genesi Code by the author, Tristen Willis, along with some related merchandise in exchange for an honest review Please note this does not influence my review and the following is my honest thoughts and feelings on the book.This review can also be found on my blog Genesi Code follows Luka, an 18 year old girl who has spent 10 years training to get accepted to the Delta Force, a military task force, in order to uncover the truth surrounding her father s murder When her father died, he had been working on a cure for a genetic enhancement gone wrong, known as the Genesi Code.I am going to start by saying that I was worried Before even opening the book, I knew it would be a dystopian type novel which I have generally not enjoyed in the past Then the first two chapters felt so repetitive and I was even worried I understand the need to set up the story and it is not always an easy task, but, for example, on page 12 there are two paragraphs that start with basically the same sentence just worded different This was not enough to bring the overall book down because the rest of the novel made up for it, but I felt the need to mention it I also did not like Luka at the start She was focused on getting into the Delta Force and discovering the truth about her father s murder, which is understandable, but she seemed analytical towards people rather than considering emotions This did not make Luka a bad character because she was wonderfully portrayed, she just was not relatable for me.Thankfully, all of this worry and negative opinions me left me once I got to chapter four For me, this is where the main story really begins The writing style improved greatly and the pacing smoothed out The plot also began to unfold in an organic way, not feeling forced, which I very much appreciated We are introduced to most of the characters and, while they were described in detail, it was easy to picture them This helped to get a real feel for the training facility where the majority of the story takes place and how everyone worked in this environment There were a few predictable events that occurred in the following chapters during training and lessons, but it would have been difficult, if not impossible, for some of these to have been a shock.An element I really enjoyed was the little nod to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s The Adventures Sherlock Holmes It is one of Luka s favourites and one of mine too While it did feel a bit odd to have this little scene in the book, page 84 did change my feelings towards Luka After that scene, it is sort of quiet until chapter 10, which is about the half way point of the book From here some of the big questions set up from the start of the novel begin getting answered and this really pushes the story forward.The last 75 pages of this book are where the bulk of the excitement is at for me The pacing here was great it was exciting enough to have me sitting on the edge of my seat while still allowing the necessary information to shine The end of the book contained answers, questions, a somewhat surprising plot twist and one amazing cliffhanger ending Yes, The Genesi Code has one of those dreaded cliffhangers, but I was expecting it given this is book one of the series and it happened in a great spot The suspense for book two is already building.Overall, the writing was pretty good from chapter 3 onwards and although it took me a bit to warm up to, the story had me captivated by the end The characters were detailed and easy enough to picture and I enjoyed the little references they make, specifically on page 84 So time to award The Genesi Code a number of stars I would probably stretch it to a 4.5 but for Goodreads purposes, I am giving it a 4 out of 5 I liked this book so much by the time I read the final page that my first thought was wondering when the release date for book two will be, and book one is not even officially released until September 1 Speaking of its release, you can pre order yourself a copy of The Genesi Code by Tristen Willis from , Book Depository or Booktopia


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    To begin I would just like to say a huge, HUGE, thank you to Tristen for this amazing novel as well as all the amazing goodies that came in the advanced readers copy pack I absolutely love this story and cannot wait to be part of the promotion for book 2.As a brief summation of what the book is about I would say it s an incredible blend of Scott Westerfeld s Uglies, The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner as well as being so completely different and out of this world This book has action, adventure, friendship and self discovery, making it the perfect beginning to what will be an amazing series I will make note that this novel does include some subject matters that might not be comfortable for some readers including murder, anxiety and parental abuse Spoiler free summary This novel was fantastic Set in a post apocalyptic America it was full of action, friendship and mystery With the mystery behind the Genesi code, Luka s father s death and her own past there are many moments where the reader is left gasping This book is perfect for anyone who loves stories set in the future and love the mystery of the unknown The main character, Luka, is fierce, strong and not afraid to be assertive in what she wants As a character she has, and recognizes, her flaws but rather than letting them shape her she uses them in her favour Throughout the novel Luka is forced to choose between her personal mission and her heart.Along the way we meet a great set of characters, who are all unique in their flaws and strong points My personal favourites had to be Harvey, Luka s best friend, and the mysterious and illusive Ren who, though they were very different, both captured my heart in their own ways It was spectacular Well written, though there were a few editing flaws which is still exceptional for a self published work and immersive With mystery, adventure and suspense around every corner this is the perfect read for those who love the thrill of uncovering secrets and learning hidden truths The adventure they all go on is so nail biting I cannot wait for the sequel to learn about Luka and her future journeys past this point I will go into a breakdown of the different characters, the world and main plot points view spoiler Novel Analysis Spoilers Ahead Characters Luka Foster Luka Foster is one of those awesome badass characters who does not care if she is better than the guys She s sharp witted, extremely smart and is determined to find her father s killer as well as the truth about herself I m very excited to learn about her and possibly see a softer side of her with either Harvey or Ren in future books.Harvey Montgomery I fell in love with Harvey as soon as he was introduced He s so good for Luka with his loving and friendly personality as well as his ability to know what Luka needs He is so caring towards Luka and deserves to be happy, so hopefully he does in later books Plus, he s mighty fine Ren Thorn God damn when Ren was introduced I really didn t know what to do I d already fallen for Harvey but Ren was so damn mysterious with his family past, plus he reads, which always been 100% boyfriend material I found myself so conflicted, like Luka, between the two guys as they were both perfect in their own ways I m interested in seeing of Ren s soft side and exploring the kind of person he really is beneath his hard exterior Samyaza Cain Samyaza Sam for short was a very interesting character His past being the chancellor s son from his progression into Genesi leader will be very interesting to see in later books as well as his real motives I found at the end of the book I was very skeptical of Sam and wanted to know where his real loyalties lie, which I m hoping will be uncovered later on World I was very intrigued with the world Tristen has created as though, like most post apocalyptic novels, it is set in a world change by the events of the past I really liked that it had to do with the evolution and changing of human genes rather than any natural apocalyptic disaster From the descriptions, there was a lot of blank landscape beyond the city walls, other than of course the mountain where the Genesi live I liked how she built up a detailed political system that was not too confusing to understand but also made sense for the futuristic time period I m really hoping to see landscape and world building as the books progress Plot points twists 1 Luka s escape from the Delta Force I was so happy when this happened Though I felt it could have happened a little later, giving Luka and the others of an opportunity to train and explore the military facility, in correlation with the book s length it worked well It was a good change of scene the escape sequence was brilliant, full of suspense and exhilarating thinking they might not all make it out.2 Killing General ThornThis part left me going crazy I really didn t think Ren would let her or that she would do it so easily I would have liked to see her make him admit to killing her father but it was still such a great end to the cruel general It really shows how cruel he was if his son allowed him to die, though its obvious he deserved.3 Luka meeting with the Genesi leader, who is also Chancellor Cain s sonBeing one of those people who watch shows like NCIS to guess the killer I saw Samyaza not being dead, and possibly being Genesi, coming but what I did not expect was for him to be the Genesi leader It was such a pivot point in the novel that kept me flipping pages I curious to see how his plan works out and if he ll survive the next few books.4 Luka being GenesiThis was such a big moment for Luka and the fact that it was left to the end was perfect I had a bit of a feeling but at the same time I wasn t sure if the clues were supposed to be a decoy but I m so glad they weren t This will really make Luka s decisions from here on even harder as her duty to her father and her heart play against each other Issues I only had a few minor issues with the novel, however these are things that could be easily fixed with through editing and proof reading The main one was that some parts of the novel that were very dramatic and moving felt too short I would have loved for the scene where Luka kills General Thorn to have been prolonged as well as the scene where she finds out how she died I also would have loved to have seen descriptive detail of the ruins around them when the leave the Delta force base Other than this the story was fantastic hide spoiler


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    Full review on wildandwonderfulreads.com Actual rating 3.25 Anyone who follows me on Bookstagram knows how happy it makes me to support authors and small businesses Tristen Willis happens to be both a debut author, as well as the owner of Burning Pages Candles a small bookish candle company I was so thrilled when I received a message from her regarding reading and reviewing an e ARC of her novel, The Genesi Code.Willis resides in Australia, where she works full time in addition to running her small business and writing.Let s chat about her bookI am not going to lie, I tend to be really critical of dystopian stories I am always really drawn to them, but they are super hit and miss with me Side note Dystopians also totally freak me out thinking they could possibly happen one day So, I loved the synopsis of The Genesi Code The cover is also really pretty This is the first book in a duology, although, I think Willis could have easily lengthened this into a trilogy I did like it, but I had issues with it, too.The Genesi Code was a government experiment gone bad an attempt to create an army of super soldiers that backfired and plagued mankind Luka s father was working on a cure, or so we thought, when he was murdered Luka and her best friend, Harvey, promised to avenge his death and spent the next ten years training in order to be accepted into the elite military branch known as Delta Force Once there, they find out that things are not what they seem.The story line for The Genesi Code is great I think fans of Divergent and Maze Runner will enjoy this book duology , but I think the execution of it missed the mark a bit.After being drawn in by the description, the book kicks off with a really intriguing prologue The pacing slows a little as the story is being set, but it does level out once we get to the training facility The book wraps up with a plot twist that I NEVER SAW COMING and a cliff hanger that absolutely has me wanting to read the next book I did find it a bit odd, though, that this story is set 200 years in the future and things are so familiar I would have imagined a little change, whether it s technologically or drastic destruction due to the war.I mentioned previously that I thought Willis could have easily made this into a trilogy I say that because I often found myself wishing the plot or the characters were developed fully Willis used a lot of details to describe certain things, like the layout of the training facility and or the secrecy or it and, later, the exploration of the abandoned town, but I felt that the important events transpired too quickly and without enough evolution or explanation.I assume the observations help us to understand Luka s analytical personality, but I would still prefer the events have transpired with detail I also feel like I would have liked to get the know the other Delta Force recruits and some of the other secondary characters better Where did they come from What made them who they are What are their strengths weaknesses Why should I care about them Etc.Luka, Harvey, and Ren are dolls I didn t know how I felt about Luka at first because she is so analytical that it comes off very mechanical I understand why, now, and I do like her I felt really bad for her at the beginning, too My heart literally broke for her I was so glad Luka had Harvey as a friend, and I thought he was such a great rock for her He just seems like such a genuinely good guy Then, I met Ren Ugh, Ren Let me clarifythat is a good ugh He makes me a little nervous, still, but I think that just has to do with his upbringing Just for the record, I have an internal tug of war going on, and I don t know why side I want to win Harvey or Ren I love them both.As far as the Genesi go meaning the people themselves I don t want to talk about them except that I have hopes for Nate I will let readers discover the Genesi on their own The last thing I wanted to critique is the writing Unfortunately, that along with the lack of development is the major reason I lowered my review rating I did think it got a little better as the book progressed, but I struggled with the lack of fluidity Concepts and phrases were often repetitive, and it made for very choppy reading I think this is something that will only improve as Willis continues to write and grows, perhaps adjusting her editing reviewing publication process, but for this book, I feel the inconcise writing hindered it, some.Overall, as I said before, I enjoyed The Genesi Code, but I had some issues I think fans of dystopian sci fi YA will enjoy it, and I will recommend it I cannot wait to see what else Tristen has in store for us, and I hope the second book is in the works because I NEED to know what is going to happen next The Genesi Code releases September 1st Thanks to the author for providing me with an advanced galley of this book Please note that it, in no way, had an effect on my opinion or review.


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    I was sent an advance copy of The Genesi Code by the author, Tristen Willis, in exchange for an honest review Please note that this review will be my honest thoughts and feelings towards the book.I also was part of a buddy read with an amazing group of girls from Bookstagram.The Genesi Code follows Luka, an eighteen year old girl who has spent the last 10 years of her life training alongside her best friend, Harvey, to be accepted in the Delta Force, a military task force, in the hopes of finding the truth surrounding her father s murder Before her father s death he had been working on a cure for the Genesi Code, a genetic enhancement that the government had created to enhance their armies that tragically went wrong.When I received this book I was so excited to read it, the synopsis sounded interesting and from what I read it was a dystopian styled novel, and as I generally don t read dystopian novels I was ready to give it a go and see what I thought.The synopsis did not give this book the justice it deserved, the plot sucked me in and once I got into the story I had to keep reading just to find out what would happen next.I enjoyed the writing style, it was very descriptive meaning that it didn t take me long to picture the locations or any surrounding that were given, the conversations between characters were realistic and because of the flow of the writing I found myself sucked into the story after a number of chapters That being said it took me around 5 chapters to get into the story and it was only after those chapters that I became obsessed and pretty much read the whole book in one sitting.The characters were all amazing, each one was well written and added an essential spark into the story, from the beginning it was easy to tell which characters to hate, which ones to love and which ones to keep an eye on For me the characters make the story, if I don t like the lead character I will struggle to read the book no matter how well it is written, so it was so great to have such a wide array of characters and to have Luka as the lead bad ass.It took me a bit of time to really like Luka, she is a strong and smart female character, one I would love to have of in books, but because of this she seemed emotionally distant from others at the beginning of the book It took a little time but by the middle of the book I was calling her my strong ass kicking baby and loving her Speaking of loving characters I want to talk about Harvey as he has officially become one of my book babes Welcome to the club darling just take a seat next to Cassian Harvey didn t take long to fall in love with, he is a strong, caring and smart boy who would anything to help and protect Luka as well as anyone he cares about I think Harvey was well written and essential to have from the beginning of the book, as he gives that caring character that we don t get from Luka right away.At times while reading I did find the time jumping factor of days and weeks to be a bit annoying, as I love knowing what s happening, but I understood that it was essential to keep the story flow going and not drag it out with unnecessary details and as this is going to be a series I m sure I will get my fill of information as the books are released Rating 4 Stars Really good, I would recommend reading itI would recommend this book to anyone looking for an enjoyable dystopian read filled with interesting characters, secrets and a lot of ass kicking As soon as I finished it I was pushing it into my best friend s hands telling her to read just so I had someone to talk about the story with.The official release date for The Genesi Code is September 1st which is only a few days away so you can still pre order it from Bookdepository, Booktopia and .Now if you will excuse me I am going to stare out the window and wait for the next books release date to be announced because I need it now please Happy reading everyone Jess