- Title: The Unadjusteds
- Author: Marisa Noelle
- Publisher: Write Plan on November 1, 2019
- Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Dystopian
- Pages: 414
- Formats Available: Hardback, Paperback, & Digital
- Rating: 5/5
Trigger Warnings: Violence, Depictions of War
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The Unadjusteds Blurb
GENETIC MODIFICATION HAS CHANGED THE WORLD
WANT WINGS? SUPER SPEED? INCREASED INTELLIGENCE? A CURE FOR EVERY DISEASE?
Sixteen-year-old Silver Melody lives in a world where 80% of the population has modified their DNA. Known as the altereds, those people now possess enhancements like wings, tails, and increased strength or intelligence. Although Silver’s parents created the nanite pill used to deliver these genetic modifications, Silver is proud of her unadjusted state.Amazon
However, when the president declares all unadjusteds must take a nanite, Silver has no choice but to flee the city with her father and some friends to prevent the extinction of the unadjusteds.
With Silver’s mother in prison for treason, Silver’s father is the unadjusteds’ only hope at finding a cure. But time is running out as Silver’s father is captured by the president’s almost immortal army. Vicious hellhounds are on Silver’s trail, and her only chance to recover her father involves teaming up with a new group of unlikely friends before all humanity is lost.
Do you miss Katniss and Tris? Well, then you need to meet Silver from The Unadjusteds! Marisa Noelle brings us a dystopian society to rival The Hunger Games and Divergent. Silver Melody is every bit the hero as our favorite young ladies.
I can’t get over how reminiscent this book is to my favorites. But that was as far as it went…reminders. Silver is her own person, and Central City is like no other place I’ve ever read. When you add the bits of fantasy and sci-fi you get a fabulous dystopia.
I started this book at about 10:00 pm a few nights ago, which was a huge mistake. I could only read a few chapters before my eyes betrayed me, and I fell asleep. But then, the next day, I planted myself in my favorite comfy spot and read until I was through. I was on the edge of my seat from the very beginning.
I couldn’t get enough of this group and, I will be reading the sequel, Rise of the Altereds, in quick order. I am a little scared after reading the title because the Altereds are not generally a good group. But, with the ending of The Unadjusteds, it may turn out okay. I’m excited to find out.
I am thrilled to award The Unadjusteds a full 5 out of 5 stars. If you are looking for the next great dystopian novel, you will find it here.
About the Author – Marisa Noelle
MARISA NOELLE is the writer of middle grade & young adult novels in the genres of science-fiction, fantasy & mental health. Her books include THE UNADJUSTEDS, THE RISE OF THE ALTEREDS, THE MERMAID CHRONICLES – SECRETS OF THE DEEP & THE SHADOW KEEPERS. She is a mentor for the Write Mentor program that helps aspiring MG & YA authors. When she’s not writing or reading or watching movies, she enjoys swimming. In the pool she likes to imagine she could be a mermaid and become part of some of her make-believe words. Despite being an avid bookworm from the time she could hold a book, being an author came as a bit of a surprise to her as she was a bit of a science geek at school.
Marisa had plenty of ideas for career and still regrets not moving to Hawaii to train dolphins and pretend the real world didn’t exist. Struggling with anxiety led her to the field of psychology. Heavily influenced by underdog movies such as The Karate Kid she realized her mission in life was to help other people, through any medium. Embarking on a psychology degree, she wanted to emulate her hero, Jodie Foster, from Silence of the Lambs and actually tried to secure work experience at Broadmoor. Thankfully she left the idea of criminal profiling behind, but uses many of these aspects in her novels.
Now a full-time novelist, she lives in Surrey, UK with her husband and three children.