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Cala is not special.

Cala is Exceptional.

A young woman possessing a rare kind of intelligence, Cala anxiously counts down the arrival of her eighteenth birthday. It is the day she will be forced to leave her family, her home, and her best friend, Liam, forever. It is the day she will be placed into the Exceptionals Program.

However, with seventy-three days to go, Cala's c
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Kindle Edition, 564 pages
Published July 27th 2015 (first published July 14th 2015)
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Cass
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, sci-fi
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I love dystopias, but I feel like I always read the same thing. By reading the summary of this book, I was attracted by the Sci-Fi side and I thought that it could be different.

I wasn’t disappointed. This book is FANTASTIC. I was hooked from the start and I had trouble putting it down to go to sleep after a hundred pages and, the next day, I did not let go of it until I had finished it. The plot is really interesting and full of twists. Some characters we love and those we hate. An
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Ashley
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Y'all, this is such a fantastic book! Yes, I know it's long, but it's worth every page. I laughed out loud, I cried, I yelled, and I shouted and cheered for these characters! I can't wait until the next book comes out!
Mary
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Will to survive!!

Cala isn't just exceptional she is extraordinary. And because of this she will be taken from her family at the tender age of 18 to enter "the program." Not knowing how to handle this her family becomes distant and she feels alone. Cala has 173 days left of freedom. But something happens to speed up the process. This very smart girl goes through more than any one human should ever have to go through. But that's just it, Cala isn't exactly all human. However what makes her so vuln
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Jette Jenyk
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorires
I really suck at writing reviews because words often fail me when it comes to describing how fantastic something is. But I will say this - I am an avid reader who spends 90% of my spare time reading and have for over 20 years. I really love dystopian books and have a soft spot for indie authors. That being said, Hunger Games, Divergent and Harry Potter have always been my top 3 favorite book series of all times. Terra: Genesis easily surpassed both Hunger Games and Divergent in just the first bo ...more
Rachel Lo
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely one of the hits of the summer, especially in the YA category! This original plot is filled with twists and turns. Everyone must read this book, because it's just absolutely amazing! I read it and finished it in two days and my mum yelled at me to put it down. You'll fall in love with the characters, especially Cala and you'll be wanting to read the next book.
Bill Littell
Great characters, exciting plot. Looking forward to book 2!
Claire Ingram
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for SJ BOOK BLOG

Genre: Dystopian future sci-fi

What's it about: the story follows Cala and her family in the new earth, post old earths death, the story takes place in a sector in new earth. Cala is an exceptional due to be sent away on the exceptional a programme and there is a forbidden love storyline going on with Cala and her best friend when tragedy strikes sector H and life will never be the same for any of the residents. I don't really want to say too much as I read this knowing n
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Chessy The Cat
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cala is a 17 year old female who will start in the Exceptional Program of New Earth on her 18th birthday and be forever separated from her family and friends. Seventy-three days before her birthday Cala is severely injured in a horrific accident. The only way for her to survive is for her to become a cyborg and immediately be placed into the Program. Can she hold on to her humanity as she finds out what the Program is really about?

Winchester’s first book in the Terra series, Genesis paints a sta
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Kristi
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
The book was good but the repeated descriptions of characters by their hair color was annoying.
Angie Taylor
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a fun futuristic, sci-fi, dystopian read with cyborgs who have crazy super human strength. I thoroughly enjoyed the adventure.
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