Young Adult - Sci-Fi
302 Pages
Reviewed on 05/26/2016
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Author Biography

K. B. Hoyle is an author, a public speaker, a creative writing instructor, and a classical history teacher who uses her knowledge of the ancient and medieval worlds to pen speculative fiction for readers of all ages. She and her husband stay busy at their home in Alabama with their four young sons.

She is a Readers' Favorite 5-Star reviewed author, a multiple recipient of the Literary Classics Seal of Approval, the winner of the Literary Classics Gold Book Award for YA Series (2016) for The Gateway Chronicles, her best-selling six-book Fantasy series, the Literary Classics Silver Book Award winner and the Readers' Favorite bronze award winner for YA Science Fiction (2015-2016) for BREEDER, the first book in her Dystopian Trilogy, The Breeder Cycle. She was a featured panel speaker at the 2013 Sydney Writer's Festival in Sydney, Australia, and her books receive high acclaim from readers and reviewers worldwide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.J. Simmill for Readers' Favorite

Breeder by K.B. Hoyle is a brilliant example of dystopian fiction. Humanity has been forced to the brink of extinction, taking with it a large population of wildlife. Fortunately the Unified World Order has introduced a Controlled Repopulation Program and, in the interests of survival, only the most perfect genes will do. Flaws will not be tolerated so, in order to ensure a perfect child, Breeders are carefully selected. Seventeen is one such Breeder, one designated as genetically ideal. She is happy, her life is perfect. Or is it? An enforcer named Pax stirred such doubts while reminding her of a name she once possessed long ago, Pria. Doubts and curiosity are not tolerated. She is forced to flee, and Pax aids her escape. She has never seen the world outside, a world of survival. Threats lurk around every corner and soon she discovers the existence of something Pax calls nests, a community of those with recessive genes, and his need to find one is the reason he sought to rescue her. They need her, a Breeder, in order to stand against the UWO, but can they convince her of the truth, of a reality conveniently hidden from all those within the UWO?

Breeder is one of the best examples of first person narrative I have ever read. It is engaging, descriptive, and immersive. K.B. Hoyle introduces an array of diverse and interesting characters, conflict, and a gripping plot. To say I enjoyed this is an understatement; I was absolutely captivated. This book was simply perfect in every way. It is well-written, well-balanced, thought provoking, and thrilling. Breeder is filled with imaginative ideas underlined with a subtle horror as the reader is forced to consider how easily the world created could come to pass, especially when we already place so much focus on appearance and physical traits. Breeder will certainly appeal to a wide audience. I can’t wait to read more, and will be eagerly awaiting the next instalment.

Holly Johnson

I couldn't put it down! Didn't get a wink of sleep till I was finished! The last time that happened was with Harry Potter!