Title: KILL SCHOOL: Slice
Author: KAREN CARR
Series: Kill School: Book One
Type of Book: EBook
Length: 379 pages
Genre: Dystopian Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: January 8, 2016
Publisher: Muletown Press
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
KILL SCHOOL might be targeted at Young Adult readers but it would be a grave mistake for adult readers to ignore this book.
The characters are realistic and believable. The setting is fascinating and well crafted. The action never stops and emotions run high. This book is an edgy look at both the good and bad that everyone carries inside themselves. Its a non-stop thrill ride that will leave you begging for more.
Imagine living in a world where science has so altered the human genome that a natural death (one from either age or disease) no longer exists; a world where barring accidents or acts of violence, a person can literally live forever.
Sounds like heaven, right?
Well, I guess in a way it is. But, people were never meant to live forever and there are many problems that could come about because of human longevity.
What could be so bad about everyone being able to live forever?
Well, since most of Earth has become uninhabitable, people are confined to living in Greenland and there is only so much space. Too many people living in such a small area would easily deplete their resources, so a unique (and quite effective) solution to potential overpopulation is put in place.
Aria is the main character in KILL SCHOOL. She has dreaded her sixteenth birthday ever since she was old enough to understand what would happen to her on that day.
On her 16th birthday she receives her “token” which tells her what the age is of the person she has to kill.
Of course she does not want to kill anyone, but refusal is not allowed. To refuse is to meet a fate worse than death.
Aria is sent to “Kill School” along with other 16 year olds for a four week training camp. It is there that she will learn everything she will need to know to make her required kill.
But not everything or everyone is what they seem and Aria gets caught up in a plot that just might change the entire world.
My first thought after reading “KILL SCHOOL: Slice” was “Wow!”
My second thought was: “When can I get my hands on the next book in the series?”
And, thirdly: “Who do I have to kill to get an advance copy of book two?” (Yes, pun intended)
I rate this book as 5 out of 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and can’t wait to delve deeper into this twisted dystopia.
“I wish we lived in a different era. Maybe the one where jet planes flew in the sky or where people still died of natural causes. Where kids still goofed around on the Internet, instead of investigating whom they were going to kill. Medieval Europe where castles were still made of stone. Prehistoric times where dinosaurs roamed the earth. Any era would be better than this one.”
“I hate the way people glare at me, as if I’m some kind of monster. I understand why some kids rebel with tattoos and blue hair, to give people a reason for their disgusted glances.”
“I am just an ordinary girl on my way to Kill School.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Karen Carr discovered at a young age that she liked to write. It was mostly because of her father, who wrote so much that he could not leave his study without an avalanche of papers following him.
In fact, the only piece of furniture in the study was an old leather sofa. The rest of the room was full of books and bookshelves. It was on this sofa that I spent many hours honing my craft, even after he was gone.
The first book she wrote, “Chromatics Attack” about a young girl descending into a shadow world, won the Authonomy editor’s prize at HarperCollins.
Her second book, TRUTH IS: I’M DEAD, is about a couple of teenagers who get sucked down to Hell and sent on a mission to rescue those unduly sent down there.
Her third book, POCKETS OF THE DEAD, is about a college student who discovers she has an immunity to zombies.
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