The Executioner at the Institute for Contaminated Children by Margaret E. Alexander

Posted October 27, 2014 by Silvia in Books / 10 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from Author for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

The Executioner at the Institute for Contaminated Children by Margaret E. AlexanderThe Executioner at the Institute for Contaminated Children by Margaret E. Alexander
Series: The Executioner #1
Published by Crescent Moon Press on July 21, 2014
Genres: YA, Paranormal
Source: Author
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Donna’s always been one step ahead of the game, but the last person she expects to fall for is the first suspect in a line of killings at a school for superhuman teens.
16 The deciding age of contamination.
30 The number of coin flips it takes to prove that Donna may have subconsciously used her genetically enhanced abilities to excel in school.
24 The number of hours Donna has to board a train to the Institute for Extraordinary Children.
14 The flights of stairs she must climb to get to her room.
700 The number of pages in the rule book that will determine how she eats, sleeps, and . . . well . . . smells for the remainder of the school year.
2 The number of members in her squad. Good thing Dan’s there to help get her abilities in shape and avoid Donna’s worst fear—humiliation. Her abilities skyrocket. Until the day she learns exactly what Dan is capable of.
1 The number of bodies that turn up dead.
0 Her chances of getting out alive.

This has been one of those cases in which it was the blurb to attract me to the book most of all. The summary is intriguing but quite cryptic and that is precisely what pushed my curiosity buttons so much and well.

I found myself drawn into a story that had much more to offer than what I would have honestly expected, and I devoured the book without realising it. From start to finish we have so much going on that is practically impossible to get bored even for a second, and that is because the author has done a very good job with both characters and plot development. Guessing who’s behind everything is a challenge—it proves to be so even when you think you got the answer right—and every turn of events certainly makes the whole read even more entertaining. But it’s not just a matter of getting the Executioner, we face a sad ‘reality’ here in which our heroes are forced to live and, well, survive. Certain situations kinda gave me the chills and I could feel the characters’ struggle . . .

Lovers of superheroes should definitely grab this book right away, although I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a cool read with unexpected twists and turns. I’m definitely looking for more!


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