Friday, April 17, 2015

Review: The Fearless by Emma Pass

Title: The Fearless
Author: Emma Pass
Series: Book One
Published By: Delacorte Books For Young Readers (April 14, 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Dystopian
My Rating: 3 Stars


Book Description:
The Fearless. An army, powered by an incredible new serum that makes each soldier stronger, sharper, faster than their enemies. Intended as a force for good, the serum has a terrible side-effect - anyone who takes it is stripped of all humanity, empathy, love. And as the Fearless sweep through the country, forcing the serum on anyone in their path, society becomes a living nightmare.

Cass remembers the night they passed through her village. Her father was Altered. Her mother died soon after. All Cass has left is her little brother - and when Jori is snatched by the Fearless and taken to their hellish lair, Cass must risk everything to get him back. 











I am always up for a good dystopian and the more real feeling and believable the better. For some unknown reason, I like to be frightened with the what ifs of a good story that I can totally see happening  in the future and the virus that is created and later altered, was just such an experience.

The Fearless are a frightening bunch. Soldiers that have no fear, no emotions, feel no pain, and will stop at nothing to get what they want. Super fast and super strong, with heightened senses and you truly have something that screams terrifying zombie! 

With a strong start that is action packed and a world that you can truly imagine, this was a fun and unique read. A slower middle and an ending that will leave you with tons of questions, this was a good start to what promises to be an interesting series with a lot of potential.






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

50 comments:

  1. I didn't have much luck with her debut, ACID. I seem to remember liking the writing, but finding the story repetitive and predictable. I don't know that I'd read this. I'm a bit tired of dystopias altogether so they really have to be something special for me to read them.

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    1. I understand. Thanks for stopping by Maja and checking it out either way. :)

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  2. LOL I'm a total wuss. I get so freaked out by that virus what-if stuff. Glad you enjoyed it :D My wussy self is gonna go have a cookie and watch some Justified so I don't think about it. heh

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    1. LOL, thanks Anna, enjoy your cookie. :)

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  3. Dystopia scares me too. We had this crazy thunderstorm the other night, then at 3am a fire truck was blasting it's horns & went around the subdivision. For a minute there I thought the worlds ending & the govt is sending out reinforcements for the civilians. LOL

    Happy weekend!

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    1. Ooo scary! That would have freaked me out as well!
      Have a great weekend Braine! :D

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  4. I struggled with the author's first book, so I don't think I'll be picking this one up, especially because I'm not really feeling dystopias at the moment. However, I'm glad you were able to enjoy this despite there being a certain lag and unanswered questions.
    Lovely review as always! :)

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  5. I don't really care all that much about genres - if the premise is promising, chances are I will at least consider the book. Though it seems to me that this one lacks not in the concept department, but the writing. It does sound interesting, but even the most interesting ideas can be undermined by poor execution. So, not so sure about this one... But I did love your review! You have a beautiful weekend too <3

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  6. I like the sound of the fearless, and the premise sounds promising. Glad you enjoyed it as a beginning of a series. I'll have to check it out! Lovely review!

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  7. You know you can't go wrong with Zombie like warriors with a good dystopian setting, right?!! I've yet to read this author, but it sounds action packed with is great sometimes so I'm definitely curious. Glad you enjoyed Fearless!
    Hope you enjoy your weekend, Ali :)

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  8. It has been awhile since I read a zombie dystopian. I havent' seen this one around, but I am disappointed that there were so many unanswered questions.

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  9. I haven't been reading any dystopian lately because I have plenty of series' to finish up. I'm glad you mostly enjoyed this!

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    1. I really have a lot as well Candace so I completely understand.

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  10. Hmm, I haven't heard of too many good dystopians these days - I do like the title though. Benish| Feminist Reflections

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    1. There really haven't been a lot of new releases lately it seems either, which is sad because I really do love this genre.

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  11. That is one of the reasons why I love reading dystopian, too! I just love asking myself, "What if THIS happens? What would the world be like? Is it even feasible?" I'm glad that despite some bumps you enjoyed this overall, lovely! :)

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. Thanks Faye and yeah, the what ifs can definitely keep you up at night. ;)

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  12. Sounds interesting. I love dystopian novels. Especially if they have things that are "real" in them....I like the creep factor!

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  13. I love books with characters that have no emotion. I find it fascinating.

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  14. Wow Kindlemom, what a premise, and wow again for liking to be scared, now maybe if all the Kings Men could be scared like that the world would be a safer place.
    Great review, I like the cover and I too like this genre.

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  15. Oh that's too bad that the start was the better of the book but I hope the next one will give you your answers.

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  16. I'm not usually a fan of dystopia, though sometimes it works for me. This sounds like a fun read, but I'm not sure I'd dive in too soon. For sure give the series time to develop more, before making up my mind about it :D
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking them out. :)

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  17. The Fearless sound like super creepy people, and I'm definitely curious about them. The slower middle and ending's making me a bit iffy though, but hopefully I'll find some time to give this book a shot. :) Lovely review!

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    1. They were creepy in theory for sure. a lot like zombies.

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  18. Love the concept, and of course this genre is a favorite, but with the slow middle and questions I will wait for reviews of book two.

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    1. I'm hoping it will be a lot better.

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  19. I'm reading this now, and I can see the promising start. Quite worried about the slowness in the middle, though. And I agree, these brand of soldiers are a terrifying bunch. Even more so than some rabid zombies.

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    1. Definitely because they know what they are doing, they simply just don't care!

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  20. Honestly, I haven't read a dystopian in a while and I like the premise of this book a lot. This does look like a series with tons of potential!

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    1. I think it does have potential for sure. Thanks Amir!

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  21. I love Dystopian reads too sweetie - I'm not a horror fan, but there's just something about a fresh world and a main character in peril! Rick Yancey is new 'dystopian' love, but I also like Veronica Roth's writing. Great review honey, The Fearless certainly sounds a little different and rather interesting.

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    1. I'm not a huge horror fan but every now and then I like one. ;)

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  22. I haven't read a dystopian in a long time, this one sounds interesting.

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  23. "no fear, no emotions, feel no pain, and will stop at nothing to get what they want"

    Sounds like my kind of people. ;)

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  24. Hm, the premise sounds like it could be fun, but I had mixed feelings about her first book ACID...and it sounds like you might've had middling feelings for this one, too! Might wait a bit to see how the series goes.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. I'm hoping book two is better and answers a lot of my questions. ;)

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  25. I think I'm going to hold off on this one for now, b/c not a huge fan of zombie/zombie-type-things, but maybe . . . it the next installment goes well . . . we'll see ;) Thanks for sharing!

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