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The Cure

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Beautiful and brilliant, eighteen-year-old Genesis Weatherby lives a charmed life as the clone of a long-dead silent film star. She is loved by her close-knit family as well as her two best friends, and being a clone isn't so bad when everyone in the world is one too. Thanks to an organization known as GOD, there have been no Original births in one hundred and thirty years ...more
Paperback, 398 pages
Published February 12th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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KM Slemons
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tania Hagan has a smashing hit on her hands! She spun a tale of a realistic, yet horrifying life for humankind. Set in the future, this dystopian novel offers a fresh and unique approach to the imperfect worlds of the dystopian genre. From romance, action, adventure to suspense, this novel offers a bit of everything for everyone. It is also well suited for ages 12 and up. Young and old alike will love this one!

The writing is excellent, the descriptions are vivid and the characters are not only b
Valerie Roberson
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I was totally on the edge of my seat through the whole book. I wanted to be Genny and have my Nat and do what they had the guts to do. For kids in their early twenty's, they sure had their heads on straight. I could see our future turn the way this story portrayed. This story was written beyond good, wonderful or great. This story had me right from the beginning at the first few pages. It peeked my interest and from there I couldn't put the book down. It was fast paced with your typical High Sc ...more
Cathrina Constantine
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A new and different look into the future.

In order to eradicate diseases and the cancer epidemic, G.O.D. has initiated cloning instead of procreating naturally. The author choose this oxymoron which translates to Genetics Operating Division. When people decide to play 'GOD' an inhumane society is born.

The main characters of Genesis and boyfriend Nat are typical teenagers that question the past and present state of affairs and the cloning process. Seeking the truth about the disappearance of a fe
Feb 21, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I've won this e-book due to a giveaway.
I've promised the author I would write a review as soon as I finished the book but, honestly, there's nothing good for me to talk about...

Frankly, I did not like the main character. Or any of the characters, for that matter.

I know I should write my reasons for not liking this; maybe some day I will.

EDIT: After having a conversation with the author, I feel the need to write something more: just because someone does not like a book, it does not mean the boo
Sallyann Cole
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fantastic book this is, so unusual and unexpected. Full of twists and turns. This book is very well written and very easy to understand even though there are so many things happening. I don't want to say much about the contents of story line as I don't want to spoil your reading experience, but I can say this is certainly a book to read. Can't wait for more books from this author!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review though that being said I still purchased myself a physical copy of this book anyways because the synopsis had my attention from the moment I read it

In her debut novel The Cure, Tania Hagan does an amazing job weaving a new and interesting dystopian spin on earth. After the tragedy of a president loosing his two daughters to cancer the Genetic Operations Division, or GOD for short, find a way to 'cure' the world of cancer. Nowaday
Heather Vern
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What would you do if what you believed in was against all of humanity? I loved this story and the future that was made to Cure Cancer, it really goes to show that love will prosper and find itself in all places. What people will go though for what they believe and for those that they love.
Max Guynes
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't want to give away the plot, but this book is destined to be a movie!

It's one of the best new books in its genre. The writing style is easy and engaging, and you won't want to put it down.
April Darnell
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Must read

The concept of this book is really interesting to the point something such as cloning the whole human race could happen. All it takes is one loving person to help many that can help change the world.
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
**Disclaimer - I received a review copy of this book from Lady Amber's PR**

I really wanted to like book and tried really hard. It was just too hard to overlook all the issues.
The premise of the book is what drew me to want to read it. I am a big fan of sci-fi and dystopian novels. The overall world and idea of G.O.D. and only being able to have genetic clones instead of natural children is very clever and interesting.
The characters, from the start, were hard to listen to. They felt clique and ru
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a fascinating read from start to finish. I love the idea that something good (like the cure for cancer) has the potential to also be bad. GOD is a formidable enemy, and the challenges that Natane and Genesis face are very real.

One of the things I loved the most was how it was obviously the future, but it wasn't chock-full of technological babble. Much of the world was the same, and the advancements were subtle enough to give you the impression of the future without clogging up the story
Patrick Hodges
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
More than a hundred years in the future, mankind has eradicated cancer by means of cloning. Nearly everyone is a perfect, healthy, beautiful specimen who looks exactly like whatever code donor their parents chose for them. The only thing disrupting this distinctly utopian society is the threat of The Chosen, a bunch of radicals who believe that humanity should return to making babies "the old-fashioned way", and it's up to the government entity known as GOD (how apt) to keep the peace.

Enter Gene
Samantha Campfield
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaway-wins
You can find my full review and asthetic post based on the book at my review blog - Bookworm Review And Asthetics -

In the future, no one is born naturally, they are all clones of those from the past who donated their genetic material for cloning. The government agency known as GOD “Genetics Operation Division”, has all but wiped out the devastating disease of cancer by having no natural births for the past 130 years. 18 year old Genesis lives a normal life for a teenager. Sh
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Genesis Weatherby is a clone, like everyone else in the world in the future. Everyone is a clone of someone, whether famous or not. Cloning is run by GOD-the Genetics Operations Division. Procreation is on legal if it's a code-regeneration by GOD. This was put into play to eradicate cancer.

Genny has been taught that Original births threaten the world by reintroducing cancer into society. But where do the nightmares she, and
Zrinka Jelic
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Our not so distant future looks great. Or does it? Look closer, not everything is honky dory. Future is populated by clones of passed celebrities. Is it any wonder when you see today's population trying anything under the sun to look like famous people? The book started picking up the momentum at the moment Genny agrees to make an "Original" (aka a baby) with Nat. Though up to this moment becoming pregnant and having a baby without knowledge of this GOD is a huge no-no, something worse that coul ...more
Chessy The Cat
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Genesis Weatherby is by all rights a typical teenager, except everyone in her world, her included, are clones. For over 100 years the Genetic Operations Division has produced code-regenerations from people whose DNA was cancer free. Non-clone births, Originals, are illegal and are seen as a threat to this perfect, cancer-free, dystopian society. When Genny meets and falls in love with the new transfer to her school from Britain, Nat Wilkinson, she starts to question everything she has been taugh ...more
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Cure if a fantastic and fresh new idea in a world of books that is flooded by something more of the same. I have read The 100, Divergent, Hunger Games and Maze Runner. I have also watched the movies and TV shows based on those very series of books. Tania Hagan, has brought something so new and so very refreshing that it is a must read for any fan of those other books and this genre.
I felt like I wasn’t just reading a book but I was reading a storyline that belongs on the big screen. The wri
Victoria Simcox
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The whole world is clones, so it’s actually not too bad being one, and on top of that, one of a silent movie actress, passed long ago...even better. That’s what stunning and smart, teenager Genesis Weather’s clone is. The terrible disease―cancer―has been wiped out and it’s due to ‘GOD’, an association in total control of human reproduction. Since then there has been no new childbirths only clones. It wasn’t until Genesis met the good-looking and perplexing Nat that her thoughts of her existence ...more
Kindra Sowder
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book. I'm not sure what all to say about it besides the fact that it was such a refreshing idea in Dystopian fiction that I was too eager to pick it up. Then I couldn't put it down. As an author within this same genre, I am always pleased to read another book out there that can make me heart hammer like a good Dystopian novel. This book does show a very vivid and terrifying picture of the 'legacy' humanity may leave behind...showing that we are indeed the monsters. Great work, Tania, and I ...more
Kate Mary
Mar 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
In a world where everyone is a clone of someone from the past and cancer has been totally eradicated, Genny has always led a charmed and simple life.

I enjoyed the concept behind this story even if I felt it was a little far-fetched. Not to say that this was a horrible book or I wouldn’t recommend it to others, based on the reviews it’s clear that a lot of people have really enjoyed it, so if you like dystopian fiction, give it a shot. Just know that it is very YA. That’s not a bad thing, it’s j
Katrina Price
As soon as I started this book, I couldn't put it down! I really liked it. It has a great plot and keeps you pulled in wondering what is going to to happen next. A great story. I can't wait till the next book. Will definitely be getting. I wont give away any spoilers...just read and you will love it. Great job Tania!
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

I wonderful story of a young British boy who gets a girl pregnant in a time when original birth is illegal only clones are allowed in this world. This is a story that you cannot put down because you are excited and thrilled on every page
Carolyn Tratensek
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is fabulous! It should be made into a movie! Once you start reading it you can't put it down
until you finish it! The whole concept is a possibility for the future! Who knows what the world will be like in a hundred years??
JC (Jen)
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016read
This was a really good book! It was very interesting, keeping me hooked until the end! I will be on the look out for more from Tania!
Angie Dokos
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. Interesting and unique.
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
I read a whole lot of sci-fi/PNR/dystopia types of novels. As such, I try to give a lot of deference to the author because world building is tough. I so wanted to like this because the premise is actually interesting. Instead I am DNF'ing at 32% - very rare and even more telling.

When I spend the first 1/3 of a book constantly asking why, it probably isn't a good sign. Why were the celebrities names changed at all? Because I spent a lot of time trying to figure out who the renamed celebrities wer
Jun 14, 2016 rated it did not like it
Just wasn't for me. I didn't buy that Genny would just up and go against everything she believed in. I thought she was incredibly naive and a love sick teenager. I also couldn't believe that the parents were so happy that their children completely did something completely it responsible ON PURPOSE and wrecked their lives. Wasn't a fan
William A Camp
Apr 10, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't get past first few chapters

I had to stop reading once the story got to the whole gay bit. Just not what I was looking for at all. Ruined it.
Apr 07, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult, dystopia
Reads like it was written by someone with no more than a passing knowledge of grammar, the English language, western culture, genetics, teenagers, and human beings in general
A. Powers
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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