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Defect

Narrated by: Brenna Frederick
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
2.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Locked in the mental ward on her 16th birthday, Eve Sterling doesn't think things can get any worse. They can. After failing the mindscan procedure that predicts future crime, she's deemed a Defect and subjected to endless psychological and physical testing as the government tries to determine what's different about her. The one bright spot is military guard, Will. He's gentle with her when no one's watching and suppresses a smile whenever she defies their challenges. Will's lessons begin to dance dangerously close to knowledge she shouldn't possess, like what's beyond the fenced compound. Though it's forbidden and Will would be killed on the spot if they're discovered, they steal away moments together. With her very life on the line, Eve has to decide if she can trust the guard she's falling for.

Defect, a young adult romance that takes place in the near-future. It is a survivalist love story.

©2013 Ryann Kerekes (P)2014 Ryann Kerekes

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Poor Writer's Divergent

What disappointed you about Defect?

The narrator was awful, boring, no voice inflection and at some point every character sounds exactly the same. It's so similar to Divergent that it's embarrassing. The author should write kids books because the dialog, plot and grammar are grade school level.

Has Defect turned you off from other books in this genre?

No I have read many that are brilliant, some that we're just okay, but this is the first one that is truly terrible. The only reason I finished it, is because I paid for it and I wanted to write a review so I felt obligated to listen to the entire book.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Yes she was so bad it was comical.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None

0 of 3 people found this review helpful