Blog Archive

Powered by Blogger.


Popular Posts


Tuesday, September 17, 2013


 Strong-willed Kelsey Reed must escape tonight or tomorrow her government will take her kidney and give it to someone else.

In this future forged by survivors of pandemics that wiped out 80 percent of the world's population, life is valued above all else. The government of "Life First" requires the mentally ill to be sterilized, outlaws abortions and sentences to death those who refuse to donate an organ when told.

Determined not to give up her kidney, Kelsey enlists the help of her boyfriend Luke and a dodgy doctor to escape. The trio must disable the tracking chip in her arm for her to flee undetected. If they fail, Kelsey will be stripped of everything.
This book intrigued me with it's pro-life (even at the cost of another life ) stance. The characters were pretty good and the story live completely plausible. The relationship between father and daughter was frustrating for me, as I think it was supposed to be frustrating. Some of the things that were put into the story freaked me out, I guess part of me thinks that this could one day be our life. It was that believable and the rest of me keeps saying, it will never happen. Who knows, but I found the book intriguing and action filled. I can't wait to read the next book. 
About the author:
 RJ Crayton grew up in Illinois and now lives in a Maryland suburb of Washington, DC. She is a fiction writer by day and a ninja mom by night (What is a ninja mom, you ask? It's the same as a regular mom, only by adding the word ninja, it explicitly reveals the stealth and awesomeness required for the job of mom). Before having children, Crayton was a journalist, so all the stuff she wrote had to be true (sniff, sniff). She's worked at big publications like the Wichita Eagle and the Kansas City Star, and little publications like Solid Waste Report and Education Technology News. Life First is her first novel. The sequel will be released at the end of 2013.