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4.38  ·  Rating details ·  199 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Everything about Seventeen’s life is perfect, from her genetics, to her home in Sanctuary, to her status as a Breeder in the Unified World Order. But all that changes when she meets a rogue Enforcer named Pax, who infiltrates Sanctuary and targets her for extraction from the Controlled Repopulation Program. Pax seems to know a little too much about her, and he plants dange ...more
Paperback, 379 pages
Published December 11th 2014 by The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House
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Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review posted at Ja čitam, a ti?

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.

Why should you read this book?

Intriguing idea. I'v
*NetGalley book review*

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.
Angela Crouch
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Before reading the book, I had no description to go by and I was amazed! Yes, the cover art is intriguing, but the occasional caution must be applied when going in blind. There are those typical fears of not knowing if you will like the book or if it will be something you try and read but, for some odd reason, just cannot get in to. You all know exactly what I am talking about.

Breeder was anything but a let down. The characters were extremely well written, making me able to empathize with Pria
Andrea (mrsaubergine)
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-edits
So, so good! The setup reminded me a lot of the Jos Whedon series Dollhouse with its blissed-out "breeders" and the room with the Tree of Life. I could not put this book down.

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
Oct 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
★★★★ thrilling, original stars!

*ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

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’
B-17, or Pria, is genetically engineered perfection. Designated to be artificially inseminated and carry genetically engineered babies, Pria has spent the last five years behind the walls of Sanctuary with other female Breeders and their female protectors. She has the perfect life, blessed above all others--or so she is supposed to think. When Pria remembers meeting a man, she starts asking too many questions and is forced to escape when the only people she knows turn on her. Pax, the mysteriou ...more
A.B. Shepherd
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Because I am an avid fan/blogger of K.B. Hoyle's Gateway Chronicles series, her publisher offered me an advanced review copy of K.B.'s newest book, Breeder.

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
Gillian (Tattooed Book Review)
An exciting and unique addition to the dystopian genre! I can't wait for the next in the series. ...more
Kathie (katmom)

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
Ana Garcês
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
*ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
Might contain a little spoiler.

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,
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
This is an excellent YA paranormal romantic story. In a post-apocalyptic world, Seventeen is a Breeder, chosen to carry "products" to further the human race which had been depleted due to wars and other troubles. Now, the UWO controls every aspect of everyone's lives, telling them that it is much better that way. When Seventeen encounters Pax, and remembers that her name is Pria, her life changes and soon she has to leave the Sanctuary where she has been living and flee into the wilderness as sh ...more
Marian Jacobs
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm a big fan of the Gateway Chronicles so I snatched this up as soon as I heard it was out! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were memorable and lovable, the themes are just what our generation needs, the setting was perfectly selected for the plot, etc. I have been thinking all year that I have not read one single dystopian book in the last couple years that I've remotely liked well enough to purchase (and sometimes even finish!) This was refreshing. The heroine is not some kind o ...more
Ginger Hewitt
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
Wow this was really really cool and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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
Sandra "Jeanz"
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
3.5 stars, ramping up in the final act and leaving me looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Shelly Wygant
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review

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
K.J. Simmill
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Breeder by K.B. Hoyle is a brilliant example of dystopian fiction. Humanity has been forced to the brink of extinction, taking with it a large population of wildlife. Fortunately the Unified World Order has introduced a Controlled Reproduction Program, in the interest of survival only the most perfect genes will do. Flaws will not be tolerated so in order to ensure a perfect child Breeders are carefully selected. Seventeen is one such Breeder, one designated as genetically ideal. She is happy, h ...more
Kasey Cocoa
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, romance, dystopian
Before you say no to another dystopian book give this one a chance. I doubt you'll be let down. The writing is smooth and written intelligently making this an easy read that is difficult to put down. The characters are well fleshed out and believable aside from a couple minor things that lends this to a younger audience instead of adult readers. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I can easily recommend it to anyone who enjoys light fantasy, dystopian, post-apocalyptic or survi ...more
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One of the best stories I have read.. K. B. Hoyle is now one of my favourite writers. Pria and Pax kept me wanting to know ....what next....Can not wait to read Criminal, or any others by this writer. Breeder is a way of life I hope never happens but it seems very plausible .
Adam Shields
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Summary: A dystopian trilogy (with a prequel) that is both an enjoyable read and prescient. 

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

Patricia Reding
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It quickly becomes clear when reading Breeder, why K.B. Hoyle is an award-winning author. Specifically, Breeder, Book One of The Breeder Cycle, is a Literary Classics and a Readers’ Favorite award winner. From the opening pages, I knew that I was in for a treat. While I don’t read a lot of science fiction or dystopian stories, I can enjoy a well-thought through, well-constructed story in any genre—and Breeder certainly hit all of the marks for me.

K.B. Hoyle introduces readers to an approved Bree
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very, very rarely do you find an amazing, well written book, with unforgettable characters, a fantastic plot line, and zero complaints.

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
Kyle Wendy Skultety (
This review originally appeared on my blog at

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
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, I just read this entire book in less than 12 hours, and I’m kicking myself for not having Criminal on hand to keep going. Even though YA dystopias have been prolific, this one has more meat to it than many others in the genre. Many of the same tropes are here, female protagonist, plucky rebels, and the scary oppressive government, but Hoyle deftly weaves a fast paced story with her own clear worldview about the value of every human life. Reminiscent of The Giver, while much more straightfo ...more
Maya Joelle

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), but while there is some discussion of the repercussions and if it's okay for another character to (view spoiler), I think the plot point had
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
An interesting dystopian novel with aspects of "the giver" yet many more disturbing ideologies regarding human purity and superiority. There is a bit of the "romance" aspect, but not much because of the naiveté of the main character. It kept me reading and I BOUGHT the next book ($4.99, pricy for me to splurge on an ebook) on kindle because my library didn't have it. Also it's set in and around Denver therefore I was able to picture it vividly. I recommend it for people who liked "hunger games" ...more
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This dystopian novel was yet another amazing book by K.B. Hoyle! I was slightly worried that I would love this book series more that The Gateway Chronicles, but I soon realized how I had room in my heart for both series! I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good adventure.
Elsbeth  Thurston
Great YA Dystopia

Really interesting take on the theme. Along the lines of The Handmaids tale but with a bit more si-fi weaved in. Definitely worth the read!
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. o and my AUNT wrote it. But now im waiting for the last 2 books from this series! its so sad i need to find out more!!
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K. B. Hoyle is a multiple award-winning Young Adult author, a public speaker, and a creative writing instructor.

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

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