Fearless has an awesome premise, where soldiers injected with a serum cause them to lack empathy or fear and have therefore taken over the world. After loving ACID, a twisty standalone dystopian with a badass main character, I was looking forward to finding out what this one had in store.
Fearless wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either. It starts off really strong, with Cass and her family running away from a super resilient F ...more
Oh, is this gonna be a series? Part of me really wants it to continue, because that story! But the other part thinks it's be perfect and so incredibly brave to be left as a standalone. Be brave, YA authors! Don't be afraid to have a standalone! Or twenty! I love standalone reads so much more than a series.
This was a great read. Fearless was fast paced and exhilarating, and I felt it really challenged me as a reader, made me really think abou ...more
The Fearless are a frightening bunch. Soldiers that have no fear, no emotions, feel no pain, and will stop at nothing to get what they want. Super fast and super strong, with heightened senses and you tru ...more
Whatever you do, don't dismiss FEARLESS as "just another YA dystopian" to be added to the ginormous pile currently littering the shelves, thanks largely to people likeVeronica Roth andSuzanne Collins, with their massive successes and movie deals. Because although they are abundantly plentiful right now, many of them are only "okay", and some not even that. But I feel there are a few things that separate FEARLESS from ...more
The Fearless follows teenager Cass who has a happy life that until The Fearless - a powerful army powered by a serum that makes each soldier loses their emotions including all their fears, turning them into zombie like creatures not afraid of anything. Leaving the rest of the world in serious dan ...more
*Genre* Young Adults, Post-Apocalyptic
Seven years ago, scientists were paid by governments from around the world to came up with a drug to combat the effects of PTSD which affects a large group of returning soldiers. It worked really well. Perhaps too well since the soldiers ta ...more
17-year-old Cass lives on an island with her younger brother, one of only a few surviving humans to have not been ‘Altered’ – injected with a serum to make them ‘Fearless’.
When an unaltered stranger turns up on the island, and Cass’s younger brother is then kidnapped, Cass makes the decision to take off on her own to rescue him.
Can Cass save her broth ...more
Actual rating - 3.5
I liked Cass, she was really brave and selfless.
Leaving the island is a very risky thing to do, but when her brother got kidnapped by the fearless, she didn't hesitate to go after him.
She didn't think of the danger she was going to put herself through, she just thought of her brother.
The pacing in this could be quite slow at times, but luckily, it never stayed like that for long.
The little twists always pul ...more
Title & Cover - 4 out of 5
Favourite character - Cass
I enjoy dystopia a lot, in fact it is one of my favourite genres so I was excited to read this book. This is a good first book in a series, it contains enough information & world building so that I understood & could imagine the situation but not too much so that it bogged the story down. The pace of the story is pretty mixed, it held my attention throughout though. I liked most of the characters and enjoyed their ...more
The Fearless is a great book about an injection which causes you to feel no fear. Unfortunately, you feel no emotions whatsoever. Soon things get out of hand and everyone affected by the injection comes together to form a massive army, The Fearless. Together they invade the country. Cass (A young girl at the time of the invasion) and her family move to Hope Island. Move forward seven years, Cass's brother gets taken by The Fearless, and Cass goes on an epic advent ...more
Cass lives on an island with a group of survivors, until one day they're attacked and her little brother is taken by the Fearless. She joins up with Myo, a stranger from the mainland ...more
I could def ...more
I loved the start of this book. I am utterly terrified of zombies, and although the Fearless aren't quite the same, the idea is there. A drug meant to ...more
In an effort to aid war-weary soldiers afflicted with PTSD, scientists have developed a serum to curtail, and eliminate this psychological disorder. But like every other miracle drug that’s ever been invented, the cure brought on a different kind of disease. The soldiers lost their abilities to feel. They became stronger; they healed faster. They became harder to kill. When the serum was sold to the highest bidder, the drug was reinvented; ushering a new breed of sold ...more
The Fearless starts off amazingly. I was hooked; There was about one page WITHOUT action, and then all hell broke loose and it was heartpoundingly suspenseful. I loved that it started off by showing exactly HOW the apocalypse started, rather than beginning afterwards and giving an infodump of information. I was sure that this was going to be one of my favorite dystopian of 2015.
And then...things happened.
It is a dystopian, and as such it belongs to one of my favourites genres to read. I was absolutely intrigued about the premise of the book: an absolute change in our society that starts with the widespread use of a not-tested-enough miracle drug.
I will be trying my best to not discuss the actual plot too much, mostly because I think I'd be spoiling something inadvertedly, and I want this review t ...more
The book is narrated by Cass, Sol (Cass’s childhood friend) and Myo. Most of the narration is by Cass so she is the cha ...more
For seven years Cass has lived on Hope island ever since The Fearless stormed through the country. The Fearless were born from a cure for post-tramatic stress that stopped fear and got into enemy hands.
Cass only has her brother left and when he is taken by the Fearless she will risk everything to get him back.
It took me a while to get into this and to st ...more
Normal went out the window for Cass when the Fearless invaded England and the rest the world. The Fearless were a medical mistake that became a plague- they’re fast, strong, fearless, and nigh on unstoppable. Cass and her family find shelter with friends on an island off the English coast but their safety is precarious at best. Seven years later, Cass and her brother are living with other survivors on Hope Island with little idea of what’s going on in the outside world. Until a stranger w ...more
This book was no exception to that rule! I loved the way the author created a different kind of apocalypse story!
Cass is an awesome character. I did have a few heart wrenching moments while reading this bookwhile Cass just kept on muddling through! She was awesome by taking the initiative to care for her younger brother after she had lost her family.
I liked that we had gotten the full story in the beginning of the book and not just flashba...more
Set in a future where a military s ...more
Plus, I kind of love Solomon's character - not as I adore Myo, mind you. But I like how Sol's portrayed. He's the best friend, right, the handsome childhood friend, and he's good at everything, and he's the main catch, and he's all sweet to her and he likes her, fine. But then as you continue reading you see how heartless and cruel he actually is. He says he loves her, but he's so.... CRUEL. And then you understand he's sick, completely insane, and I love i ...more
What I liked:
Setting- This takes place in the UK and as far as dystopians it is a first for me. While I wasn’t familiar with some of the places mentioned it was still a nice change in location where many are set in the US.
The book starts with a lot of death and destruction right away. Ca ...more
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