Review of The Brothers

September 9, 2015 Uncategorized 0 ★★★★½

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Review of The BrothersThe Brothers by Katie French
on 8/2/2015
Genres: Dystopia
Format: eBook
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“They tell me it’s for the good of humanity. That I’m saving our way of life with my body. They lie.”

Book Four in the award-winning, best-selling Breeders series.

Riley has survived madmen, deranged doctors, and false prophets. Her next task is uniting her family, which has been ripped apart by Nessa Vandewater, the Breeders’ enforcer. Her boyfriend Clay and brother Ethan are still missing. Only she can find them.

But on her way, Riley is stung by a scorpion. To ease her suffering, Auntie Bell shares the story of Riley’s mother, Janine, and how she escaped the Breeders.

Nearly twenty years in the past, Janine, an obedient Breeders girl, is nearing her seventeenth birthday, and the clock is ticking. She has two months to become pregnant, or she’ll be put out, sold into slavery . . . or worse. When her doctor informs her she’s infertile, she’s devastated. But some doctors lie, and one in particular seems to want Janine for his own

In The Brothers, Riley, Doc, and Auntie Bell hit the road to find Clay, but Riley ends up getting stung by a scorpion on the way. To help take her mind off the pain, Auntie Bell tells the backstory of Riley’s mother and how she met Arn.

Unlike the other books, a large majority of this one is a prequel of sorts, telling a great back story. I found Janine and her plight to be very fascinating and entertaining. We learn more about the Breeders, their hospital, their doctors, and where Janine came from. I actually enjoyed the change of pace and different characters in this one. I wasn’t expecting the book to go in this direction, and it was a pleasant surprise.

A great book in the series and so much fun to learn about Janine.


About Katie French

Katie French imagined herself an author when her poem caught the eye of her second grade teacher. In middle school she spent her free time locked in her room, writing her first young adult novel. Though her social life suffered, her love for literature thrived. She studied English at Eastern Michigan University, where she veered from writing and earned an education degree. She spent nine years teaching high school English. Currently she is a school counselor, doing a job that is both one of the hardest things she’s ever done and the most rewarding. In her free time she writes, reads great books and takes care of her two beautiful and crazy children. She is a contributor and co-creator of Underground Book Reviews, a website dedicated to erasing the boundaries between traditional and non-traditional publishing. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. You can find her at, at or on Facebook.

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