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3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  778 Ratings  ·  147 Reviews
The Fearless. An army, powered by an incredible new serum that makes each soldier stronger, sharper, faster than their enemies. Intended as a force for good, the serum has a terrible side-effect - anyone who takes it is stripped of all humanity, empathy, love. And as the Fearless sweep through the country, forcing the serum on anyone in their path, society becomes a living ...more
Paperback, US, 400 pages
Published April 24th 2014 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Survival, family, love, realisation, strength.

I wonder if this will 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
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
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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
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
I am always up for a good dystopian and the more real feeling and believable the better. For some unknown reason, I like to be frightened with the what ifs of a good story that I can totally see happening in the future and the virus that is created and later altered, was just such an experience.

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
Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
Apr 20, 2014 Lynsey • The Demon Librarian rated it really liked it
Is it a Dystopian? Is it a Post-Apocalyptic? Is it a Zombie novel?

Answer: yes!

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
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
After reading British author's Emma Pass's debut novel ACID and enjoying it, I knew I wanted to read her next release. I love supporting British authors and I really enjoy stories being based in the UK.

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
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
**I received this book for free from (Delacorte Books for Young Readers) via (NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Young Adults, Post-Apocalyptic
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

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
Feb 28, 2013 Nobonita marked it as to-read
Shelves: wishlist
Having read the author's debut,ACID,which comes out on April,I really can't wait to see what else she's got in store! XD
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Random House Children’s Publishers UK and Netgalley.)
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
Jan 30, 2014 Abbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-to-review
(I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.)

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
Aug 06, 2014 Wanderlust rated it liked it
Actual rating - 3.5
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
Selena Yukino (The Lioness: hear me roar)
I liked it for the most part. There's nothing special, or overwhelming about this book, it was just so underwhelming that it's overwhelming...and that's why I gave it 3 stars.

Oct 21, 2014 Emma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Review by Cerys - Year 7 (14/15)

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
Emma Adams
I really enjoyed Emma Pass's debut novel ACID, so I was thrilled to be approved for an e-galley of The Fearless from Netgalley! This is a post-apocalyptic thriller with a scarily plausible premise - the Fearless are humans who've taken a serum to erase their fear, only for it to turn them into zombie-like monsters.

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
SJH (A Dream of Books)
'The Fearless' by British author Emma Pass is pretty much awesome from start to finish. I was in a bit of a reading slump until I picked up this book and it was just what I was looking for, a fast-paced story which led me on an exhilarating, terrifying and nail-biting journey. I haven't actually read Emma Pass's first book 'Acid' yet so I wasn't sure what to expect from her writing, but I loved it. The characters and the story concept were both brilliant and had me completely hooked.

I could def
May 19, 2014 Kirsti rated it it was amazing
Excellent! I love well written YA dystopian novels. Sometimes it's worth wading through all the bad books just to get one like this. World building, rounded characters, a strong female lead who although also a romantic figure, never gives up on her younger brother. At all times she thinks of him, worries for him, and doesn't sway from her mission.

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
Helen Grant
Apr 22, 2014 Helen Grant rated it really liked it
I loved this book - in fact I am going to blog about it in a few days' time as part of the Fearless blog tour. I agreed to read it for the blog tour knowing nothing about it at all - and totally fell in love with it. The heroine, Cass, is strong and brave and protective of her little brother Jori. The hero is (I can't say too much without a spoiler) half hot and half dangerous. Lots of exciting action and some heart rending moments. Seems to me there's room for a sequel here so I am praying for ...more
Feb 15, 2015 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, dystopia
A great YA dystopian novel. Strong characterisation, high tension and a well paced plot. I was expecting a Divergent copy so I was pleasantly surprised with this offering from Emma Pass. Although there is a romantic sub plot, the focus is on the narrative: the initial survival sequence is tense and convincingly brutal - the later rescue sequence well paced with some very strong set pieces. The Altered and the Magpies are well drawn, and I liked the idea of transition and mutation within the Alte ...more
Joy (joyous reads)
The Side Effects of the Cure

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
May 24, 2015 Gabs rated it it was ok
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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.

Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
Review posted at Step Into Fiction

This book sounded like it was going to be awesome. The premise was promising and it started off really strong. I really enjoyed the characters and the world that Emma Pass created but as soon as you introduced me to the new mysterious guy on the island Hope, my feelings for the book definitely changed. I didn't hate the book, so don't think that - there was a lot about it that I enjoyed but I'm going to be honest about YA books as of late. I'm getting really tir
Stephanie Ward
'The Fearless' is a captivating young adult dystopian thriller that will have readers eagerly turning the pages to find out what will happen next. The story follows our leading lady - Cass - as she tries to live a normal-ish life with her younger brother Jori on Hope Island - an island that houses survivors of the Invasion. There's one major rule on the island: Nobody can leave and absolutely nobody can enter. Cass can remember the day of the Invasion like it was yesterday - not seven years ago. ...more
After reading Emma Pass' ACID last year, I knew I wanted to read The Fearless as soon as it came out!

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
Kate Ormand
Sep 11, 2015 Kate Ormand rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: physical-copy
The Fearless is a fast-growing army of super soldiers who feel no compassion, no fear, and are rapidly infecting the world’s population with an enhanced version of the serum that caused the outbreak. Years after the invasion, the only family Cass has left is her younger brother, Jori, and they live together with a small, organised community on Hope Island. But when an outsider is caught by the patrol, and Jori is kidnapped by the Fearless, everything in Cass’s life changes in the blink of an eye ...more
Jun 24, 2014 Luna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uk-authors
The Fearless is certainly a gripping read. The book begins with a young Cass witnessing her father being attacked and Altered as they try to escape The Fearless. It’s the night her little brother Jori is born, fast forward a few years and Cass is living Hope Island. Cut from the mainland they exist in relative peace until Jori is snatched by the Fearless and Cass goes after him.

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
Mar 15, 2014 Bee rated it really liked it
Quite a fresh take on the whole "zombie-apocalypse". Technically, the Fearless aren't zombies, they're only infected and go mental, but it's the same difference. The plot is interesting and I love the fact that it tries to incorporate more info than just the main character's voices, such as manifestos, maps, flyers, etc. You see this more often in adult horror books (for example Justin Cronin's The Passage). It was actually really well written for a teen novel (although it is still a YA novel, s ...more
*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Random House Children’s Publishers UK and Emma Pass*

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
Jun 29, 2015 NightlyReading rated it it was amazing

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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

Chapter by Chapter
Truthfully, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from author Emma Pass’s novel The Fearless. It looked very dystopian from the cover and the description I read for it sounded interesting. A case of science trying to do something right and doing the complete opposite instead. It was a story that wasn’t anything at all what I expected it to be and had an action-packed storyline that kept me guessing until the very end. The Fearless is an incredibly unique novel.
Set in a future where a military s
May 01, 2015 Milka rated it really liked it
Can we talk about Myo? Okay? Okay.

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
Kayla at MyBookMuse
Apr 21, 2015 Kayla at MyBookMuse rated it liked it
The Fearless is just one of the newest dystopian novels to come out this year and while there are similarities that I’ve come to expect in this genre, it stands on its’ own. I have been on a heavy contemporary romance kick as of late so this has been a breathe of fresh air.

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.

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Emma Pass grew up at an environmental studies centre near London, went to art school in Cornwall and now lives in the north-east Midlands, UK. Her YA dystopian thriller ACID is out from Random House Children's Books on 25th April 2013 (UK), Mondadori on 13th June 2013 (Spain) and Delacorte on 1st April 2014 (US). Another standalone thriller, The Fearless, will follow in the UK in 2014.

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