Seventeen-year-old Mitzi and Deuce can recall how many drops of water were on a leaf from a rainstorm five years ago and conversations from last week, month, or year. They have the ability to remember every second of everyday - since birth.This gift has blessed Mitzi wih a history of being sexually assaulted by researchers and abused by her own parents. She trusts no one. Linkes no one. Deuce, however, is a high school standout. His gift has made him a superstar on the football field and his memory promises him endless opportunities.
When they both end up at an Alzheimer's research facility under false proviso, they quickly realize this place isn't what it seems to be. They endure crazy military-style tests, are forcefull drugged, and complete real-life simulations that haunt them.
Mitzi and Deuce have no idea what the researchers want to do with them or their memories. But one thing is clear: the researchers will go to any lengths to get whay they want.
When I started reading Peaceful Genocide I wasn’t sure that I’d liked it. At first most of the characters annoyed me a lot. Mitzi had a hell of an attitude and it seemed like nothing useful came out of her mouth. Deuce was cocky, he was the kid that got everything he wanted while growing up and he did see everything as a game and as a challenge. But as the book went on those same characters grew on me, they learned from each other. Deuce learned that not everyone is to be trusted while Mitzi learned that some people are to be trusted. Mitzi’s troubled background story was slowly and we got to see her without all the walls she has built around herself. That’s when I began to understand why Mitzi acted the way she did.
The story line of Peaceful Genocide was pretty unique, I hadn’t read anything like it before. There was a good mix between action scenes and other scenes where we got to know more about the institute were Max, Deuce and the others were held for research. There were a lot of elements in the book I didn't see coming. And the book held many nice surprises and I kept wondering what was going to happen next.
The only thing I didn’t like about this book was the ending, it had such a huge cliffhangers. And I don’t like cliffhangers at all. But I can’t wait to read the next book in this series. An amazing science fiction, fantasy, paranormal read and I would highly recommend it to everyone who wants to read something new.
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Title: Peaceful Genocide
Author: J.A. Reynolds
Publication date: November 25th 2013
Genre: Science fiction, thriller, YA