If you are familiar with the work of K.B. Hoyle, you probably know that she has a way with words - The Getaway Chronicles was a compelling story about a girl and her friends who find out about hidden world for which they believed existed only in fairy tales. It was perfect series for younger and older readers. Today, she is giving us completely new story- Breeder is a first novel in new The Breeder Cycle series.
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Intriguing idea. I'v ...more
Holy. Shit. Balls. I found this book on NetGalley and it was the first book I was approved to read that I requested. I knew it was another dystopia book but I rather like those. Very edgy kind of stuff. This book was excellent. I literally had to read this in one night. Gripping story line, in depth characters and beautifully written. I can not wait to read more from Hoyle.
Breeder was anything but a let down. The characters were extremely well written, making me able to empathize with Pria ...more
K.B. Hoyle has created a realistic dystopia with well-rounded characters we immediately root for. Pria is great as the innocent breeder of the title, thrust into an outside world she never could have even imagined. Of course there's a boy - Pax may be a ginger, but he is a man of mystery and definitely falls into the swoon ...more
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Expected publication: December 11th 2014 by The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House
And we have a winner! I absolutely loved this story: it’s a real page turner, has a good pacing for a dystopian and a strong heroine. I’m really happy that I had the opportunity to read this one before the publishing date and I can’t wait for the second book to be out next year!
So what’s the story about? B-Seventeen (who’ ...more
I loved the Gateway Chronicles series geared toward Young Adults, and was intrigued by K.B.'s first foray into a New Adult dystopian world, especially because dystopian has been my flavor of the month for quite some time now, so I immediately said yes.
Breeder is the story of a woman called B-Seventeen, a superior genetic specimen chosen for t ...more
Wow, this one was intense. From the first moment we realize what Seventeen has lost, to her escape with a man who might be just using her, to her decision to search for the truth, this is one rough journey.
Ms. Hoyle has built a future world that has moments of shining beauty...and monsters come to life that once were only in our nightmares.
Seventeen has been bred and raised to give the fruits of her womb to the Unified World Order. She's a Breeder, and that's her only job. Un ...more
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Initially I thought I would be reading ONE MORE dystopian book. I like the genre but lately it's hard to find something new since the formula is always the same. But this book! By God, this book! It's so, so, so, so, so good!
I got to say that the story is a bit heavy. I mean, having a fifteen year-old girl Carrying (aka being pregnant) just because of the repopulation program and she being aware (kinda, ...more
The whole premise was promising from the start and I really liked how the story and relationships between the characters progressed. As the main character Seventeen/Pria learns about her world and what is going it is is very engrossing. I love the world and would recommend the book if you are in the mood for a great dystopian
Primarily dystopian society with a touch of post apocalyptic too. Complex society, breeding programme. Tiers of class. Genetic sci-fi edge.
Action, drama packed from beginning to end. Loved it!
Great characters,loved Pria, Pax, and Celine. There's so much more to learn about Pax and his past. Then we need to know if Wallace can decipher the encrypted files that Pria enabled them to obtain. There's quite a lot of unfinished business and some loose ends to be ...more
As a Breeder Seventeen lives a perfect life. Her home is the Sanctuary and her sole job is to provide genetically perfect children for the Controlled Repopulation Program. She starts to question her perfect life and it leads to trouble for her. She is rescued from trouble by a rogue Enforcer named Pax. With Pax by her side she learns of a whole new world and learns of some deep dark secrets of the Sanctuary.
The characters a ...more
I have not been reading much fiction lately. But with my brain distracted by real life and less time since my kids are not in school right now, it felt like a perfect time to pick up KB Hoyle's Dystopian series. About 18 months ago I read Hoyle's fantasy series that started with The Six. I read the series quickly and loved the books. They were certainly in my list of favorite fiction books that I read in...more
K.B. Hoyle introduces readers to an approved Bree ...more
Breeder was recommended by my adorable, 16 year old coworker. I had zero hopes in this book actually being worth reading. I thought I would borrow the series and tell her it was ok. I never, in a million years, thought this kid would give me this fantastic novel to read!!
Pria- her character is so believable! She starts off as a terribly naive teenager ...more
I love a good dystopian story, and Breeder did not disappoint. The first part, when Seventeen/Pria was living in the Sanctuary, reminded me of Brave New World/The Giver/1984. The second part reminded me of the Matrix movies, when they were living underground.
Breeder is set in the future, where the Unified World Order has set rules for everyone to live by, rules for propagation of the human race, and specific boundaries that ever ...more
These are fast-paced dystopian reads with some important themes. I enjoyed the romance (though it is definitely reminiscent of Hoyle's other books) and appreciated the inclusion of characters with disabilities including Down syndrome. (There's also a character who is (view spoiler)[a clone (hide spoiler)], but while there is some discussion of the repercussions and if it's okay for another character to (view spoiler)[fall in love with him (hide spoiler)], I think the plot point had ...more
She was a panel speaker at the 2013 Sydney Writer's Festival in Sydney, Australia, and a featured speaker at the Great American Book Festival in 2017. Her books receive high acclaim from readers and reviewers worldwide.
In between writing books and articles and planning events, she stays ...more