Friday 28 February 2014

Peaceful Genocide by J.A. Reynolds Blog Tour and Review!

Title : Peaceful Genocide 
Author : J.A. Reynolds 
Publication date : November 25th 2013 
Genres : Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult


Seventeen-year-old Mitzi and Deuce can recall how many drops of water were on a leaf from a rainstorm five years ago and conversations from last week, month, or year. They have the ability to remember every second of everyday—since birth.

This gift has blessed Mitzi with a history of being sexually assaulted by researchers and abused by her own parents. She trusts no one. Likes no one. Deuce, however, is a high school standout. His gift has made him a superstar on the football field and his memory promises him endless opportunities.

When they both end up at an Alzheimer’s research facility under false proviso, they quickly realize this place isn’t what it seems to be. They endure crazy military-style tests, are forcefully drugged, and complete real-life simulations that haunt them.

Mitzi and Deuce have no idea what the researchers want to do with them or their memories. But one thing is clear: the researchers will go to any lengths to get what they want.



JA Reynolds lives in the Midwest with a normal family, raising a normal daughter, with some abnormal pets. It’s extraordinarily ordinary.

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My Thoughts : 

Mitzi finds herself on her way to Juvenile Detention, at least she thinks that's where she is headed!!  Its not till she gets there and is dropped from the taxi down a shoot, chased by crazy dogs and nearly attacked by something that she realises this isn't Juvie. She meets 3 other kids there and finds out she is in a Government facility that's supposedly  looking for a cure for Alzheimer’s.  See Mitzi, Deuce, Paisley and Ralph are special. They each can remember EVERYTHING they have ever done or seen since birth. Give them a date and they can tell you exactly what they were doing, wearing and eating. 

This facility claims that over 8 weeks they will do tests and simulations on each of them to find out how their brains work. This will all be put into a computer and hopefully one day cure Alzheimer’s. As each test finishes Mitzi is getting more and more suspicious of whats really happening. The simulations feel real and nothing seems like it will help Alzheimer’s, it all feels too military. Whats happening? Why is Mitzi losing some of her memories? Is this really for a cure or something else?

Well this was nothing like I expected!! I honestly thought it would be very heavy on the sci fi but wow, this was so good.  

I loved Mitzi. She is spunky, kick ass but a softy at heart. Her whole life she has been used and abused both mentally and physically. Her parents send her for test after test just so they can pocket the money. She was abused by her father and some of the scientists that were doing the tests and trusts no one. She shows a real tough exterior and never lets anyone in but I just wanted to pull her in and hug her! It isn't long before Mitzi questions what is happening but nobody will listen. She must take matters into her own hands and find out whats really going on. 

Deuce on the other hand is a real jock. He uses his gift to make his life better. At first he sees Mitzi as a handful but slowly he sees past her exterior and both become friends. Deuce follows the rules to the letter but over time sees that what they are doing isn't what they should be doing!! 

All the characters are well written and developed. The whole plot was so unexpected and intense. From the very start its a rollercoaster of action, suspense, intrigue and mystery. While reading it I couldn't see what was coming next, there were so many twists and turns. Peaceful Genocide was intense, unexpected and totally awesome. I was honestly blown away with some of the twists and have no problem recommending!! 

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  1. Thanks so much for being a part of blog tour and thanks for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed the story.

    1. Thanks!! I loved the book and am so looking forward to more!!!

  2. Great review this sounds like a great read! I love the sounds of Mitzi she's def my kind of MC! Glad you liked it, Natalie! :)

    1. Thanks Giselle! I loved it and I really liked Mitzis character. She is kick ass!!