The Unadjusteds

The Unadjusteds

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Sixteen-year-old Silver Melody lives in a world where 80% of the population has modified their DNA. Known as the altereds, those people now possess enhancements like wings, tails, and increased strength or intelligence. Although Silver's parents created the nanite pill used to deliver these genetic modifications, Silver is proud of her unadjusted state.

However, when the president declares all unadjusteds must take a nanite, Silver has no choice but to flee the city with her father and some friends to prevent the extinction of the unadjusteds.

With Silver's mother in prison for treason, Silver's father is the unadjusteds' only hope at finding a cure. But time is running out as Silver's father is captured by the president's almost immortal army. Vicious hellhounds are on Silver's trail, and her only chance to recover her father involves teaming up with a new group of unlikely friends before all humanity is lost.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 306 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 603g
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 1948115042
  • 9781948115049

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"A pacy dystopia that romps along - speculative fiction at its most moreish! I love books exploring questions like this...what does playing god mean? And what's it like when you're the odd one out in the world? Perfect for 12+. Loved the mental health angle too, sensitively handled." - Louie Stowell (Author).

"I loved this book. Great characters and an absolutely brilliant concept! This will appeal to anyone who enjoyed The Hunger Games / Twilight. The writing was fantastic and the pace was perfect throughout - I was gripped from the first page. The characters were well drawn and I cannot wait to see what happens to them next! I could easily see this being picked up for a film option." - Catherine Emmett (Author)

"As soon as I read the synopsis for this book I was dying to know more. The concept really intrigued me - a world where the majority of the population have altered their DNA? It was such a fascinating idea. When I picked up the book I completely fell in love with this world and these characters, a unique and engaging tale, one that is perfect for fans of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games and Emily Suvada's This Mortal Coil." - The Bibliophile Chronicles (Blogger)

"Silver's first-person voice immediately draws the reader in and her appealing personality easily carries us through. It helps that we're given such an incredible plot hook to pull us into the story. (A visceral description as Silver stands in a school corridor and watches a boy die from taking a nanite pill). This sets the tone for the rest of the book which maintains the pace of a thriller without at any time sacrificing the exceptional character development. Silver is supported by an eclectic collection of characters, including unadjusteds and altered. It's testament to the skill of the author, Marisa Noelle, that I was able to so easily assimilate and track such a large cast. I particularly enjoyed the love triangle between Silver, Matt and Joe and appreciated the fact that, unlike so many similar stories, this was firmly resolved by the end of the book." - Madge Eekal Reviews (Blogger)

"I blinkin' loved it!" - Amazon Reader.

"Though I was a little heartbroken at the end, I just wanted more. Please tell me there's a sequel and I can return to the technicoloured and dangerous world of The Unadjusteds." - Noelle Kelly (Book Reviewer)

"The characters are excellent and imaginative!" - GoodReads reviewer "It gave me moments of shock and out-loud gasping." - Amazon reviewer

"The Unadjusteds was a well-written, intense and emotional story that kept my attention from start to finish." - Book blogger "I devoured this book!"

"It reminded me of YA heavyweights like The Hunger Games and Divergent. It would make a superb film!" - Book reviewer.
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102 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 47% (48)
4 31% (32)
3 19% (19)
2 2% (2)
1 1% (1)
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