Friday, February 19, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Gambit (The Prodigy Chronicles #1) by C.L. Denault


BLURB:


In Earth’s battle-ridden future, humans have evolved. Those with extraordinary skills rise to power and fame. Those without live in poverty.

Sixteen-year-old Willow Kent believed she was normal. But when a genetically-advanced military officer shows up in her village and questions her identity, long-buried secrets begin to emerge. With remarkable skills and a shocking genetic code the Core and its enemies will do anything to obtain, Willow suddenly finds the freedom she craves slipping through her fingers. Greed, corruption, and genetic tampering threaten every aspect of her existence as she’s thrust, unwilling, into the sophisticated culture of the elite Core city. To ensure peace, she must leave the past behind, marry a man she’s never met, and submit to the authority of a relentless officer with a hidden agenda of his own.

Her life has become a dangerous game. How much will she sacrifice in order to win?


REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 2 months

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

This book was beyond amazing! 

The author wrote it perfectly! It was full of great details, vivid characters and had a wonderful plot. I will surely invest in more books by this author. 

My favorite part is when Willow controls the water and throws it over the building sides to wipe out the threat. I also like Aspen because he is comically funny. 

My favorite character is Willow because she is 1 part brave and 2 parts fool. She tries to fight someone 10 times stronger, is uprooted from the only life she has ever known, and has to marry a stranger. 

I recommend this breathtaking and exhilarating book to anyone who likes stories of romance, struggle, and one of the bravest heroines I have ever read about! 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 and up.