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Reviewed by Wandile Sindiswa for Readers' Favorite
The Female Breeders: In a World Controlled by Women by Melanie Bokstad Horev is an interesting perspective of what an all-female society could look like. EVE has five clans of genetically engineered women. Each clan has a special enhancement that sets them apart. For example, Sixters have high sensory abilities while Triversers are proficient in genetics, engineering, and the sciences. Although technologically advanced without the help of men, EVE needs men to breed as this is the best way to achieve favorable genetic results. EVE is a well-oiled machine that is seemingly perfect. However, underneath the surface, there is injustice, secrets, and scheming. The plot follows the actions of five people - Neen, Ems, Sona, Nekka, and Tem - as they try to change the status quo of their society and treat all citizens as humans.
A society that is run by women and where the injustices caused by men are non-existent would be intriguing to anyone, and it certainly was to me. The society in The Female Breeders by Melanie Bokstad Horev initially appears to depict a utopian world. As the novel progresses, the cracks in this perfect society start to show and ultimately turn this community into a dystopian civilization. This is an interesting take on how the removal of an oppressive regime may result in the transfer of corrupt power from one authority to another, demonstrating that women have become the same as the men they hated so much. The lesson I took from this novel is that evil people exist in all groups, and it is never a whole group that is evil. The author outdid herself with this novel which is both entertaining and thought-provoking.