“When the Breeders come for ya, there ain't no escape. They strap ya to a bed and all ya hear is the thud of your heart and the cries of your friends as they wheel ya down to hell. Then the doctors come. You squeeze your eyes shut and pray you can forget. But ya never do.”
Sixteen-year-old Riley Meemick is one of the world's last free girls. When Riley was born, her mother escaped the Breeders, the group of doctors using cruel experiments to bolster the dwindling human race. Her parents do everything possible to keep her from their clutches-- moving from one desolate farm after another to escape the Breeders' long reach. The Breeders control everything- the local war lords, the remaining factories, the fuel. They have unchecked power in this lawless society. And they're hunting Riley.
When the local Sheriff abducts the adult members of her family and hands her mother over to the Breeders, Riley and her eight-year-old brother, Ethan, hiding in a shelter, are left to starve. Then Clay arrives, the handsome gunslinger who seems determined to help to make up for past sins. The problem is Clay thinks Riley is a bender-- a genderless mutation, neither male nor female. As Riley's affection for Clay grows she wonders can she trust Clay with her secret and risk her freedom?
The three embark on a journey across the scarred remains of New Mexico-- escaping the Riders who use human sacrifice to appease their Good Mother, various men scrambling for luck, and a deranged lone survivor of a plague. When Riley is forced into the Breeder's hospital, she learns the horrible fate of her mother—a fate she'll share unless she can find a way out.
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Katie French is an Amazon best-selling author in Young Adult dystopian romance. Her book, The Breeders, has had nearly 50,000 downloads and counting and was a semi-finalist in the 2014 Kindle Book Awards. It's currently free on Amazon. She also has a kids' series starting with Portia Parrott and the Great Kitten Rescue for ages 5-9.She works as a high school English teacher, a job that she loves even when it exhausts her. In her free time she writes manically, reads great books, and takes care of her two beautiful and crazy children. She aspires to spend as much time in yoga pants as possible. You can join her mailing list at www.katiefrenchbooks.com and receive two free full-length novels. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I was unable to put these books down. The story pulled me in and I fell deeply in love with every character for anyone who loves a strong lead female I highly suggest giving these books a go."
"This is an Excellent book that should be published the writing is that compelling and suspenseful. I really enjoyed Riley as a main character and, in a lot of ways, she reminded me of Gaia from Birthmarked (Birthmarked Trilogy (Quality)). Katie French is a new author for me and I will be looking to see what else she writes - hopefully with more romance next time!" - The Book Runner
"I give this book a 4.9 stars out of 5. This story was fast pace from start to end. What a well written story! I absolutely loved this book. It was dark but heart felt. It is a real page turner. Normally dystopian books start out really slow but i loved how this one stared and ended with action and i really liked the characters. Bravo to the author, great writing!"