Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Review: The Sphinx Project by Kate Hawkings.

THE SPHINX PROJECT (A Chimaera Chronicles  

by Kate Hawkings.

Genre: YA dystopian.

Published: February 28th, 2012.

Pages: 254 (Paperback)


Not many people can say their entire existence has been one big lab experiment: poked and prodded by scientists, genetically modified to be the best and endure the worst, subjected to daily tests and trials that would kill a normal human. All Michaela wants is her own life, to be able to go to school, flirt with boys, maybe eat ice cream now and then. So when the chance to escape finally comes, Michaela and her sister grab it, taking their friends with them.

But they weren’t the only ones to find their way out of those labs. Following close behind are another breed of creature, one that doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong, who exist only to feed their own hunger. The appearance of a strange boy who seems too much like them to be a coincidence makes things even more confusing. But as the world begins to literally fall apart around them, Michaela must accept his help, especially when she could lose the very thing she holds dearest: her sister.

My Thoughts:

Rating: 5 Super Stars!

I won a Paperback Copy of this book, through a Giveaway on Goodreads last year.
I was so excited at the moment because I'm a big fan of YA Dystopian, but sadly It took me so long to start reading.
What I think?

This book was awesome. A great choice! I'm glad I won it!

The story is fast paced, got me hooked since page one and never had a dull moment. 

Action packed and even in the middle of all that, the author manage to blend little love scenes.

I am a fan of romance novels and I always want romance in every book, this one had such a tiny amount, but those "love moments" were placed exactly where they should be and that made it great.

The characters are strong with well defined personalities and the dialogues are clever.

The end is a HUGE cliffhanger and I can't wait to get book 2!



About the Author:

For as long as I can remember books have been a huge part of my life. I remember sitting on the sofa listening to my mom as she read the Little House on the Prairie series one chapter at a time. I remember puzzling over Nancy Drew mysteries and fantasizing about what would be at the top of the magic faraway tree if I were ever to venture to its top.

Ever since we read those first tales together my mind has been filled with characters and creatures, fighting for their own place in my day dreams. It wasn't until relatively recently however, that I realized I could actually take these figments of my imagination and weave my own tales around them. Before then I had always seen writing as an unobtainable pursuit, something that I couldn't entertain as a viable career path because I hadn't studied the right subjects in university.

So often I've heard of authors who penned their first novel as soon as they picked up a pencil when they were five years old. My first attempt at writing definitely didn't have that sort of happy ending, neither did the second, nor the third. I'm hoping that this one, which I have finally chosen to share with you, is worthy of your attention and can be the very start of my own happily ever after.
My début novel The Sphinx Project, the first novel of the Chimaera Chronicles, is to be released on December first. The Sphinx Project is the first in the series featuring Michaela, a genetically engineered young woman. Created to become the perfect weapon Michaela, along with her sister and friends, escapes the labs in which they were created. They must protect themselves from the scientists and their other 'experiments', whilst discovering who they really are in a world they don't know, which seems to be spiralling out of control.     

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  1. I really like dystopian books. I added this to my Goodreads want to read shelf.

  2. Another one for me to look for.

  3. The cover has Dystopian written all over it.



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