Monday, May 18, 2015

Review Opportunity: Untreatable By J. Laslie @AuthorJLaslie @GHBTours

By- J. Laslie
Genre- YA Dystopian
Publication Date- May 15th, 2015

People are dying...

Tahlia and Quentin live in a world where the US population is starving to death one hundred years after a government-mandated "cure" for obesity. Tahlia's ancestors escaped genetic mutation. Now she and her tribe must hide in the wilds of South Dakota to avoid being harvested for their untainted DNA. When Tahlia is captured on a supply run, she becomes a lab rat for the scientists searching for an antidote. The fate of humanity lies buried in Tahlia's genetic code, and her own survival lies in the hands of Quentin-the only son of the very doctors who want to cut her open.


My Review
  I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

A hundred years ago scientists came up with a cure for obesity and the government made it mandatory for all citizens. Most but not all of the people believed or trusted in the cure so they took off into the wilds of South Dakota hiding from the government so they would not have to take the drugs. They lived in the woods and depended on Mother Nature to help them survive. They grew their own food and canned it in jars hoping they would have enough food to last them through the winter months. They also traded with other tribes who lived in the woods but sometimes they would have to send runners into to the cities for supplies that they couldn't get living in the wild.

Tahlia and her mother had their own tent that they lived in and shared. But Tahlia was at the age where it was time for her to look for a mate to spend the rest of her life with. But Tahlia's tribe had this little problem where there was only girls being produced so therefor that left Tahlia and all of the rest of the girls her age without a man. The only men in their tribe were either already taken or too old for them. Tahlia thought that they were going to have to start looking for mates in another tribe. 

With Tahlia's tribe being short on young men and with their supplies running low that only left the girls to become "runners". Tahlia had always wanted to go into town to see if all the things that she had heard over the years were true. So she was very surprised when her mother agreed to let her become a runner and join some young men from another tribe and make the long trip into town. She was one happy girl to be given a job that was so important and dangerous at the same time. 

Quentin lived in this town that Tahlia and her new friends; the runners were going to get their supplies. They had to be real careful not to get caught by the guards in the city. If they were caught then they would be taken and experimented on by scientists who are trying to find a cure for the cure. The cure didn't actually help the people lose weight all it did was cause their bodies to need food more and more. The poor people couldn't afford all the food they needed to live while the rich folks were able to obtain all the food and supplements that they needed to maintain a healthy weight so they could live. 

Quentin may have had all the food and supplements that he needed to stay healthy but he hated his life. He couldn't wait until the day came when he could escape living under his father's roof. He wanted to be on his own and live his life the way he wanted not like his father wanted. His father didn't care about him all he cared about was himself and his job and maybe Quentin's mother. 

If you stop by my blog The Avid Reader very much then you know I have been on this dystopia kick for a while now. I want to read everything in the dystopian genre that I can get my hands on. I am so glad that I got the opportunity to read Untreatable it is so different than any other dystopia book that I have read. I loved the idea of someone coming up with a cure for obesity but I felt bad for the future generations where the cure would mutate and it was costing a lot of people their lives. If you are into the dystopian genre then you are not going to want to miss out on reading Untreatable. It is so amazing and out of this world that you will get so lost in Tahlia and Quentin's world that you will feel what they feel and you won't even know that the real world is out there surrounding you. 

About the Author-
J. Laslie lives in Louisville, KY with her wonderful husband, two kids, four dogs, and mother-in-law. She has always been an avid reader and now has taken the leap of faith needed to start writing her own novels.

In her spare time she loves to do digital scrapbooking, hanging out with her BFF Heather, or reading a good book. Her favorite genres to read are Young Adult and Young Adult Dystopian. Though she loves a good romance novel too.

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Jennifer said...

Thanks for sharing and the great review!

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