#BookReview: Subject A36

Some books leave a lasting impression on your heart and mind. Recently I happened to read another such book and therefore have to share my review here too.

Subject A36 by Teri Polen is a brilliant take on futuristic experiments that could allure many ambitious scientists who live in their self-created bubble of plucking everything from nature to manipulate it for the mighty and the rich. It is harrowing to imagine that “The Colony” kidnaps children to strip them of their coveted genes to create “perfect humans” for those who could pay the price!

This book engages you from page one and keeps you on the edge of your chair to read – what next? I couldn’t put it down and each time it revealed something new, I muttered wow! Written in a simple but eloquent style, Polen doesn’t waste a word in unnecessary descriptions; she focuses on the story and the outcome of action. 

“Harvesting” – a shuddering term in connection with human beings but it lies at the center of this book, which gets darker as it proceeds.

Despite its theme, this book draws its strength from the emotional aspect of the story, which keeps you assured with the conviction that goodness can never be rooted out; there would always be kind people like Brynn, Noah and Paige. Love would remain the ultimate conquering force. It’s the love of Asher and Brynn, the friendship and benevolence of Asher, Noah and his team, the goodness of Garrett Solomon that shines in the abyss of darkness. I detest “The Colony” and there lies the success of Polen in crafting the perfect villains that live in it. I am eagerly looking forward to its sequel.

I’ve given it glowing 5 stars.

Thank you for reading.

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38 thoughts on “#BookReview: Subject A36

  1. I really enjoyed this one too, Balroop. An adrenaline rush of action, it also showcased the heart of the characters and their relationships. Bravo to Teri for a good book and an excellent review!

  2. This sounds intriguing, Balroop. It isn’t one I would normally pick out of a stack, but with your review here, I think it’s one I would enjoy! I will add it to my TBR. I currently have a bit of a back log on my kindle 😛 Thanks for sharing your review and introducing me to this author.

    1. I agree with you Lisa, the name and cover of this book may not seem attractive but it is a fascinating dark story of galloping technology. You would surely enjoy it.

  3. Wow! This sounds like an incredible book, Balroop and thank you so much for your detailed and excellent review! As I’m exploring even wider selections of books to read this year, Teri’s books sounds like a must! I’m so glad you’ve introduced me to ‘Subject A36’! Wishing you a good start to the week! xx

  4. A beautiful introduction, Balroop “some books leave a lasting impression on your heart and mind.” These books are a treasure to find and read. Disturbing futuristic concepts, yet you describe how the emotional aspects share a hopeful story. Thank you for sharing a great review. I have immediately added “Subject A36 to my reading list.” Have a wonderful week, Balroop! xx

    1. I am glad you liked this review Erica. I avoid saying much about the story so that the readers dive in without any pre-conceived notions. This was one of the best books I’ve read recently – that should be enough. 🙂

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