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review 2014-01-06 22:06
Perfection Unleashed by Jade Kerrion
Perfection Unleashed (Book 1 of the Double Helix series) - Jade Kerrion

This book is one that could be easily become reality in the not even too distance future and it freaked me out, in a good way though. Even the far fetched plot lines were brought in a way that made them believable.

The characters were all more than well developed and even the general, unimportant, minor ones had traits not uncommon to mankind; i.e. The whole population is a reflection of our current state of mind, and behaviour patterns. Even the mutants are what you expect, and do not stretch the suspension of disbelief. They are all fleshed out fully and alive. I rooted for them, all of them, even the scary ones made me feel sorry for them. It were the humans, bar a few exceptions, that were despicable. 

Plot? Great! I’m not going to give anything away but I will say that the conspiracy lovers will have a ball reading this book.

My one and only gripe is that it’s the first in a series and I loath serialised novels, but on the other hand I’m glad that it doesn’t end with this book because there’s more to this story than just told in part one. I can imagine the whole complex woven tapestry with all its twists and turns couldn’t fit into one book. By the by, it ends in a perfect cliff-hanger and I can’t wait to read book two. Luckily it is available for download and I don’t have to wait any longer than it takes to press ‘buy now’.

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review 2013-11-03 23:33
Book Review of Perfection Unleashed (Book 1 of the Double Helix series) by Jade Kerrion
Perfection Unleashed (Book 1 of the Double Helix series) - Jade Kerrion

What would you do if you came face-to-face with perfection, and it looked just like you?

Two men, one face. One man seeks to embrace destiny, the other to escape it. 

Danyael Sabre spent sixteen years clawing out of the ruins of his childhood and finally has everything he wanted--a career, a home, and a trusted friend. To hold on to them, he keeps his head down and plays by the rules. An alpha empath, he is powerful in a world transformed by the Genetic Revolution, yet his experience has taught him to avoid attention.

When the perfect human being, Galahad, escapes from Pioneer Laboratories, the illusory peace between humans and their derivatives--the in vitros, clones, and mutants--collapses into social upheaval. The abominations, deformed and distorted mirrors of humanity, created unintentionally in Pioneer Lab's search for perfection, descend upon Washington D.C. The first era of the Genetic Revolution was peaceful. The second is headed for open war.

Although the genetic future of the human race pivots on Galahad, Danyael does not feel compelled to get involved and risk his cover of anonymity, until he finds out that the perfect human being looks just like him.

Review 5*****

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

I love science fiction, so when I was offered a chance to read this book, I grabbed it with both hands. I'm glad I did, because I loved it!

Galahad is a fantastic character. He is the perfect human - good looking, strong, agile, virile and a powerful weapon. However, he is also a lab rat, with no rights to living his own life. I really felt for this character, as although created in a lab, he is still human. I liked him very much. 

Danyael Sabre is also a fantastic character. He is a doctor, but he is also an alpha empath - a mutant born from human parents. He is incredibly powerful. This is a man living on the edge of a knife. I really felt for him, because if he let go of his shields, people had a tendency to die.

This is a fantastic story! I was sucked in from the first page! I felt like I was really there, because the descriptions of the scenes were vivid. The story is told from several points of view, which gave it a movie like feel. I can easily see this on the big screen! I think it could give the X-Men a run for it's money! The characters came alive on the page, and I could feel their emotions as they dealt with some serious issues. This story is set in a world very much like ours, but with a few differences; so it could be a different dimension, or the future in which in vitro's, clones and mutants are either tolerated or hated in equal measure, but not really accepted. However, what made this story so intriguing to me was the inhumanity shown by the so-called humans towards those who are different. Their attitudes made me shudder! There are twists and turns in the story that surprised and delighted me, but there were some that were rather dark and disturbing. This is one thrilling ride! I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Jade Kerrion has written an exciting science fiction story that takes the idea of manipulation of genetics to the next level. I loved the way the story flowed; I am just sorry that it has taken me so long to get to this book.

I highly recommend this story if you love science fiction. - Lynn Worton

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review 2013-03-21 00:00
Earth-Sim
Earth-Sim - Jade Kerrion

A huge thank you to Jade Kerrion for reminding me of why I love the genre of Science Fiction so much! I loved Earth-Sim from the very first page, mainly because of the intelligent and immersing way that it was written. Suspend disbelief for a minute and imagine that our world is actually controlled by beings much like us. In fact, those beings are growing our world as a school competition. One well placed sneeze, one accidental bump, and our world falls into chaos. This is what Jade Kerrion builds in Earth-Sim.

 

I need to profess my adoration for both Jem and Kir as characters. They start out as two very different people with varying opinions on what their project really means. However as the book goes on, as they see the impact they have on their world (our world) they grow, compromise, and learn to work together. The layers of character building also deserve applause. Jem is more than what she seems and, although they'll be no spoilers here, it's interesting to discover the underlying motivations behind her decisions. I was a little saddened by the lack of romance, but then again that really wasn't what the story was focused on.

 

What the story was focused on was written gorgeously. Kerrion uses each chapter to slowly unravel the history of the world, and find wonderfully inventive ways to explain how we ended up where we are now. The emotions in this book are palpable, and I felt for Jem and Kir as they tried to navigate their way through being the parents of a whole planet. It was fascinating to watch history take place as they toyed with the various settings. One could almost believe that there is truth behind this story.

 

Now a note to the reader, this is actually a very accessible Science Fiction novel. I've read stories so full of jargon that I was lost despite my love of this genre. Earth-Sim is the perfect mix of contemporary story and Sci Fi elements. Kudos to Jade Kerrion for mastering this very tricky balance. I highly recommend you give this book a spot on your reading list. As the synopsis says, you might finally find someone to blame for the shape our world is in.

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review 2013-02-25 00:00
When the Silence Ends - Jade Kerrion Due to copy and paste, formatting has been lost.When the Silence Ends is one of those books that sounds absolutely fantastic from the description. But did it live up to the rocking dystopian that I was expecting? Nope. It just didn't work for me as a reader because everything was just so easy, and when I read dystopian I want to read hardcore. Everything just lined up and fell into place for our main characters, Dee and Dum. (Yes, those names caused laughter for me throughout the first half of the book, but I'm going to reveal a spoiler now. *Nicknames.*)When I say easy, I mean easy. Dee finds a friend who is an alpha telepath and can protect her and her brother-- who can be trusted. Danyael, a class five alpha empath, who's considered a threat to society and a terrorist is working in a free clinic not far from them. If he's considered such a dangerous citizen, why is he living in society? How does Dee know that she can trust Danyael and the telepath? She doesn't know them, and they could be on the council's side.Another one of my issues was the beginning-- we're thrust right into a world that we know nothing about, with a training session that we don't understand and a cast of characters that just keeps growing. It confused me a little, but after a chapter or so I started to understand what was going on and what "mutants", "in vitros", and "clones" were. I just wish that we could've had a little more backstory, you know?I also wish that Dum had been more developed as a main character. We only get in his mind a few times, and it's not really very noteworthy. You would think that being the character that this story is based around, he would have been better developed. The way that Dee was talking about him in the beginning made me think that he was seven instead of seventeen. Seriously, Dee, he's not a little kid anymore. You don't need to treat him like one.As the main character who leads the story, Dee was pretty well done, but she could be kind of...indecisive. I mean, at first I was totally proud that she kicked a certain ass to the curb, but then he shows back up later. And she thinks that he's a nice guy-- again. Ugh. He was a horrible excuse for a human being. But you've got to give Dee points for being able to tell it like it is.All in all, I enjoyed When the Silence Ends as a lighter read, but I didn't really love it like I could have.
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review 2012-10-16 00:00
Perfection Unleashed: A Double Helix Novel (Volume 1)
Perfection Unleashed: A Double Helix Novel (Volume 1) - Jade Kerrion The only thing I hate more about the ending of a book, is loving a book, knowing there is more and not being able to get my hands on the sequal immediatly.
Having said that, I absolutely loved this book! It was like watching a high octane fueled action movie, err reading that is. But come on, we all know we have that 3D theatre running in our head when we are reading right?
The story was gripping and the characters believable. My heart bleeds for Danyael :( but it's not only action, the story also tells how deprived, greedy and selfish humanity can be. I was all ready to go all rambo(lina) on them, if it wasn't for those rare flickers of hope, trust and love.
I recommend this book highly. Now excuse me while I go hunt for part two!
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