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Beasts Beginning Vol.1

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  10 reviews

The future seems beautiful in the World Collective. This nation exists 1,000 years from now and is the perfect utopia… or so it seems. A deadly truth lies underneath the dome forcefield that is chilling. Atlia, a member of the World Collective, discovers the truth when she is wrongly accused for her father’s murder. She was one of prospe
Kindle Edition, Amazon, 581 pages
Published August 20th 2018 by Amazon
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Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Firstly, the “crime of telecide” – admit it, that sounds so cool? The wonderful thing about sci-fi, especially in a novel set 1,000 years from now, is the possibilities are endless. In Beasts, Levley has created such a detailed world. Don’t let the technology put you off, while being complex in creation, you quickly understand the World Collective. Language is ancient, people “intention” to each other through a group channel or a private channel – this method of communication was one of my favou ...more
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A.R. Hellbender
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a unique book about a far distant future in which animals have gone extinct. So to get their protein, people are now eating...people. Anyone who commits murder or some other offense is deemed less than human- a “lesser”, and slaughtered the way animals are, just for food.
There are so many intensely gripping moments that made me unable to put the book down, and if I weren’t already a vegetarian, I would be now!

Also, the main character is a woman who is in love with another woman. I’m al
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am currently reading this book - and it AMAZING! 4 chapters in and I am already hooked, and trust me, it is pretty hard to get me hooked on a book because I am not a huge reader just in general. However, I enjoy reading this one. This is a very creative fantasy yet somewhat still realistic book that has a very relatable character as we watch her go through a struggle that connects to all of us! It gets very deep, dark, and brings you to exactly what the character is feeling and seeing, and sho ...more
Jonathan Levley
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book because it covers so many issues relevant to today. It is not hyper-focused on any one topic and creates a cohesive story. The technology used in this series is extremely novel, on par with Isaac Asimov's "Robot Dreams", which is hard to do these days. I look forward to seeing the expanded world in the rest of the series. I hope that many others will read this book as well and share it in order to spread awareness of issues that are so important to the world, p ...more
Jennie Rosenblum
Dec 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a very good book. The author has the ability to draw you into a future society where animals do not exist. The people are eating meat – care to guess where they are getting it from? Let’s just say there are other ways to pay for your crimes.

The reader is presented with a well thought out scenario that borders close to the direction we may be heading in. Realistic occurrences from today’s world provide a solid basis for this futuristic vision.
This book opens to door to a plethora of thoug
Tim Trent
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As I opened this book I found it had a great deal of information to absorb quickly, was hard to get into and impossible to put down. The first chapters took determination, and then Ana allowed the dam to break. I read it in one sitting. I had to.

I started chapter five with a horrified fascination, as if watching a horror movie and hiding behind the sofa, yet the book started out innocent of all horror. And yet it is an adventure story woven around banal, everyday horror. It is the very banality
Sara Kjeldsen
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this novel, we are brought to a dystopian time in the future where all animals have become extinct. What do people eat in this reality? Other people. There's a requirement though: Every human who has committed murder becomes a "lesser" being and is then sent off to a farm. The scenes of the human meat and dairy factories are identical to the ones that have animals in them today. This was a very emotional book, yet I really enjoyed it. I felt that it asked a very important question: If somehow ...more
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beasts has taken my breath away. I'm amazed how the story evolves and surprises us with the process that Atlia experiences. Her point of view shows us the human beings' decadence and how love, compassion and understanding can be the perfect resistance to fight that world full of beasts. The book is charged with thought provoking and polemic topics that make us question and reflect our current society. Enjoy the journey and hopefully you will have besomeone special to hold your hand and give you ...more
Jaiden Mercury
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Completely imaginative, riveting imagery, and captivating characters. The amount of twists and turns is mind boggling. A good read.
Ana Levley
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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