Living in constant fear Always looking over your shoulder The source of your fear The Institute.Allira Daniels will do anything to keep her Defective brother safe from the Institute They claim to protect Defectives, but its human nature to fear the unknown Defectives are dangerous, they possess abilities that no human should be able to To Allira and the rest of her family, the Institute seems like a prison than the safe haven they promote themselves to be Protecting Shilah from that fate is their number one priority.When Allira stumbles across a car crash involving two of her school classmates, she ignores all of her fathers warnings of laying low and not drawing attention to herself By doing so, she may have just caught the eye of the Institute Shes not Defective, but what seventeen year old girl has the ability to pull two teenage boys away from a fiery rubble and walk away without a scratch It would definitely be seen as suspicious.Allira and her family need to make decisions Do they stay, or do they flee again Will they be coming for her Will her whole family come under investigation Will they discover Shilah and his ability to predict the future Are you Defective The Institute is coming for you....
|Title||:||The Institute (The Institute Series Book 1) (English Edition)|
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The Institute (The Institute Series Book 1) (English Edition) Reviews
2.5The book started out quite interesting and the slightly dystopian setting with the Insitute had lots of potential. Unfortunately, it didn't really work out for me.As I said the beginning was interesting and I was curious where everything would lead to. There were some nice twists but the story also started to drag. In the second half the book kind of lost me as I didn't like the direction the story was taking. I also had the feeling that I couldn't always follow the story. I don't know if things were mushy or if my mind was paying enough attention.Another problem were the characters. I just couldn't connect with any of them. They felt distant and not real.I really thing the story had a lot of potential and it wasn't all bad. I also enjoyed several parts of the story but it just wasn't mine in total.
First book was free and it was ok I can definitly see YA readers liking the concept. However I can't stand this neww idea that every single dystopian YA book needs to have a love triangle. Just like the rest the slow going, unhealthy relationship this girl finds herself in with multi boys detracts from the story and it's purpose.
First: yes it's dystopian, but no- it didn't particularly remind me of any other dystopian book I've read. One thing I liked was that the "info-dump" happened via a dream Allaria has during the beginning of the book, set up to read as an essay she had to write for school. Short, effective, and to the point. The government is rounding up the Defectives, who are people with a difference in their DNA that allow them to have special abilities. As I'm writing this, I realize this is the plot line for the tv show Heroes.Anyway.Allaria was a good main character, for the most part. Everything she did is to save her brother (who is a Defective). She is also self-aware, and knows when she's being a hypocrite- this happens at multiple points during the book. So, yes, she is flawed and she knows it, which is a refreshing change for the heroine of a dystopian novel. However, she also has a bit of "Bella Swan" syndrome which annoyed me to no end. She falls in love with Drew quickly at the beginning of the book and actually wonders, 3 weeks into the relationship, why they haven't told each other all their secrets. My eyes nearly rolled straight out of my head. She is also clumsy and gets lost frequently (not endearing qualities). Therefore she always needs whichever guy is nearest to help her find her way around. This gets annoying fast.I hated Drew from the beginning and sincerely hope there's no redemption arc for him in the sequel. What he does in this book is despicable, even though he hides behind the pretense of doing his job.[taken from my review at goodreads]
The middle of this book was gripping but the lead up to it was rather slow. The ending lagged a bit too. As is true for many Kindle Unlimited books, this one could greatly benefit from an editor and a proofreader.Despite the problems, the author has talent and she makes the heroine quite likable. The plot is a good idea (a bit like X-Men) but rather undeveloped in book one. At this point, it is more of a teen romance than a dystopian novel. Hopefully, the cliffhanger ending indicating the inclusion of more interesting secondary characters bodes well for book two.
I enjoyed this book very much. The plot moves along nicely and the writing is good. However, I do feel more could have been done to develop the other characters around the main character, Allira, and perhaps even a little more depth into her as well. Also, the world in which they live could have used some more care. I found it a bit difficult to actually picture the world around them. Details were sketchy. Still, the story moves along well, and keeps interest.I enjoyed the concept the author brings to the reader, the Institute and defectives, and what direction the plot went was not what I expected, so it was a pleasant surprise, Be prepared to read the series, however, as this book does not give you an finality to anything. Instead, it is a classic cliff-hanger, drawing you the next book in the series. All that said, I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next book. I have to find out what happens. For myself, I love cliff-hangers.
I’m fairly certain I picked this up as a freebie somewhere along the line, though I don’t remember where or when. (This happens to me a lot. It’s what I get for randomly downloading free books constantly.) Despite the market being super saturated with young adult dystopian stories, I’m still game to read most of them. I always walk in a bit dubious, since many of them all end up sounding alike, but I’m ever hopefulThe premise is nothing new: a virus wiped out huge chunks of the world’s population, and as a cure was found, there was an unexpected side effect: people begin being born with unusual powers. Fearing the possibility of violence from these people, now dubbed the Defectives, the government tried taking them out of the population. This send Defectives into hiding, vigilante justice rose, and the Institute was born. Supposedly a safe haven for Defective, popular belief says it’s little more than a prison built to lock Defectives away in and forget about them.Allira Daniels has spent her whole life protecting her Defective younger brother, Shilah. After their mother disappeared, the family has either been moving or laying low constantly. If Shilah is discovered, he’ll be taken to the Institute and Allira and her father will be arrested (or worse) for knowingly harboring a Defective. But when two of Allira’s classmates are in a fiery car crash, she abandons lying low in order to help. However, the Instititue finds it odd that a seventeen year old girl can pull two young man from a mangled car, Defective or not. Now Allira and her family have to choose: stay or flee? Is the Institute coming for Allira?Foolish love! Stupid choices! Betrayal! Kissing! Super powers! More betrayal! Post-apocalyptic confusing future history! Sounding familiar yet? there aren’t really any surprises in this book. Drew’s plot didn’t surprise me, Allira’s plot didn’t surprise me, the end of the book was inevitable and telegraphed clearly from the beginning. Allira makes all the necessary stupid 17 year old mistakes, Shilah is the classic little brother. any small moment of surprise is followed by a feeling of “oh, well of course that happened.”This isn’t to say I didn’t like the book! For all its predictability, the characters are still fun to watch. Allira is a little less “special snowflake” in her demeanor than others in her genre, and I hope she keeps that through the series. Drew is…frustrating, but an intriguing contradiction. I have no clue what to make of Chad, but if Tate doesn’t become a recurring character I will be very disappointed. It’s the first in a series, though I’m not sure how many books there are, so it suffers from all the usual issues first books do. This is all setup. Just when I was really becoming invested in the story, it’s over. Overall, however, the book manages to stand on its own better than other first books I’ve read.This is another book where I’m truly between star counts. It’s really a 3.5. I’m not comfortable with a solid 4 because I truly didn’t see anything remarkable, but 3 feels too low, since I’m still invested enough that I’ll likely try to pick up the next book. Make of that what you will.Rating: ***1/2 (Almost Recommended)