Avant Nation by C. D. Verhoff

5 Stars

A fascinating example of dystopian world-building, this book is an engaging and fast-paced adventure.The writing is clear and compelling, the characters are relatable and the story, well the story kept me reading to the early hours of the morning. For the first time in a long time, Avant Nation was a book I just couldn’t put down. In the world of dystopian YA fiction, Avant Nation, could place with the Hunger Games trilogy and the Maze Runner series.

Clara, the protagonist, introduces a world at war. On one side the LUD, a disintegrated, slum-filled capitalist society, and on the other, Avant, a genetically engineered society where each person is designed and bred to complete particular tasks and functions. In the LUD people live and die based on choices and financial resources, in Avant the only concern is utility.
Clara is a designed and factory-made citizen of Avant who begins to question her own purpose. She then gets drawn into the war.

Weaving between these two worlds at war, Clara’s perception is tested and stretched as she begins to see the core problems inherent in both societies.

This book is a must-read! The only complaint I have about this book, is that it feels unfinished. I truly hope it is but the first in a series, and if so, I cannot wait to read the next installment.

Published March 17th 2015 by Misty Moon Media




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