Life First – RJ Crayton

February 12, 2014 Book Reviews 0

Unknown-348What they say:

‘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.’

 

What we say – review by Noemie T Verlan:

I was completely intrigued by this book from the very first page. There were fairly few characters in-keeping with the story, but they were all extremely well thought out. I really think RJ Crayton should be expecting calls for film rights because this played out in my mind as I read it like a really great film.

There was something (although it has nothing to do with the writing) that kept you thinking from page to page. It gripped you like King Kong and would not let go until you had finished the book. But there was a small niggle and that’s that I am not completely sure I would put this squarely in the chicklit genre. I love reading and will pick up any book that interests me, but I would say this has a leaning to Sci-fi and I grew up on this genre. Life First reminded me of some of the most famous films like Blade Runner and Silent Running.

This is not to say that I didn’t enjoy it, as I have had it glued to my hand every minute I could fit in some reading. The characters are all involved in a fantastic and heroic story. I can’t really say much more otherwise it would spoil the book for you. There are moral and heartfelt choices to be made and this book shows that love can open people’s eyes, and that sometimes you do get what you want if you fight hard enough. Even if you only like full on chick-lit I would highly recommend you read this as the love story alone is strong enough to keep your interest and you never know, it might lead you to other genres.

I loved everything about this book from start to finish.

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