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The Breeders - Katie French
The Breeders
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“When the Breeders come for ya, there ain't no escape. They strap ya to a bed and all ya hear is the thud of your heart and the cries of your friends as they wheel ya down to hell. Then the doctors come. You squeeze your eyes shut and pray you can forget. But ya never do.”Sixteen-year-old Riley... show more
“When the Breeders come for ya, there ain't no escape. They strap ya to a bed and all ya hear is the thud of your heart and the cries of your friends as they wheel ya down to hell. Then the doctors come. You squeeze your eyes shut and pray you can forget. But ya never do.”Sixteen-year-old Riley Meemick is one of the world's last free girls. When Riley was born, her mother escaped the Breeders, the group of doctors using cruel experiments to bolster the dwindling human race. Her parents do everything possible to keep her from their clutches-- moving from one desolate farm after another to escape the Breeders' long reach. The Breeders control everything- the local war lords, the remaining factories, the fuel. They have unchecked power in this lawless society. And they're hunting Riley.When the local Sheriff abducts the adult members of her family and hands her mother over to the Breeders, Riley and her eight-year-old brother, Ethan, hiding in a shelter, are left to starve. Then Clay arrives, the handsome gunslinger who seems determined to help to make up for past sins. The problem is Clay thinks Riley is a bender-- a genderless mutation, neither male nor female. As Riley's affection for Clay grows she wonders can she trust Clay with her secret and risk her freedom?The three embark on a journey across the scarred remains of New Mexico-- escaping the Riders who use human sacrifice to appease their Good Mother, various men scrambling for luck, and a deranged lone survivor of a plague. When Riley is forced into the Breeder's hospital, she learns the horrible fate of her mother—a fate she'll share unless she can find a way out.The Breeders SeriesPrequel Novelette: Nessa: A Breeders StoryBook 1: The Breeders
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781476108469
ASIN: B008RH5MFQ
Pages no: 276
Edition language: English
Series: Breeders (#1)
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Author Aoife Marie Sheridan
Author Aoife Marie Sheridan rated it
3.0 The Breeders
Review of the BreedersStar Rating: 3 starswww.reviewoffantasy.comThe opening starts in a barren landscape. Dust, poverty and hunger where the three things I felt, yet the house was filled with love.In a world where girls are taken to be used as breeders no-one is safe so Riley pretends to be a boy, ...
Vangie's Book List
Vangie's Book List rated it
3.0
Very good beginning, but fell flat. Background information was lacking, and the hospital scenes could have been more horrific, but they seemed tame until Plan B was shown. Even then, though, it was a very short scene.I loved the idea, the characters as well, I just was disappointed in the executio...
saulsy2
saulsy2 rated it
This novel looks so interesting and it looks like it might be different from anything I have ever read.
Book Lovers Life
Book Lovers Life rated it
5.0
From the get go The Breeders is edge of your seat type of book. Rileys world sucks!! The landscape is bleak, women are treated appallingly and boys are traded to the Riders for sacrifice to their God. Riley and her brother Ethan live on a secluded farm with her step dad, mum and aunt. If anyone come...
Pages & Prose
Pages & Prose rated it
5.0 The Breeders
Why, why, why isn't this author getting more attention? This book is tight; writing, plot, characters, everything. Brilliant writing and well defined characters. I wasn't expecting this level of writing in a free book. I can't wait to read more from Ms. French.Read it people!!
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