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Your fate is in your blood…
Welcome to Dominion City.
After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimated…and their genetics damaged beyond repair.
The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self-destruct. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life. The plague-resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are feared…
And then there’s Lucy Fox and her identical twin sister, Margot. After endless tests, no one wants to reveal what they are.
When Margot disappears, a desperate Lucy has no choice but to put her faith in the True Borns, led by the charismatic leader, Nolan Storm, and the beautiful but deadly Jared, who tempts her as much as he infuriates her. As Lucy and the True Borns set out to rescue her sister, they stumble upon a vast conspiracy stretching from Dominion’s street preachers to shady Russian tycoons. But why target the Fox sisters?
As they say in Dominion, it’s in the blood.
"True Born gave me the feels, and I devoured the book in a few short hours. When I was finished, realizing I would have to wait for the next installment, I wished I had slowed down and savored it. But, with its pacing, I doubt I could have stopped myself, even if I had tried. Recommended for fans of Young Adult Dystopian Fiction/Urban Fantasy/Fantasy/Science Fiction." - Wicked Reads
Two sisters, identical twins, born in privilege Upper Circle society, in a dark world devastated by the Plague.
They born conjoined, with the body, but connected with spirit, even after separation.
One is fire, bright and ready to burn out of control, and commands all attentions.
The ot... ...more
I would liken “True Born” to the “Under the Never Sky” series. Not in plot, but in the guilty pleasure type of enjoyment it provides. The similarities include that there’s a world that doesn’t make much sense, though I suspect that will be cleared up in future books, and science that is barely ex... ...more
Interesting mix of action in an apocalyptic world where a plague is killing off a large number of the population. There's been a lot of editing from the original, but it was originally published on Wattpad and had over 500k readers, and I can totally see why they were enthused with the story, par... ...more
The story has so many twists and turns it keeps you on the edge of your seat. All the different types of True Borns are neat to hear about, and to try to picture in my head. The heat between Jared and Lucy is really good, I enjoy the back and forth between them. I enjoy all of the stuff that buil... ...more
as of right now I have a lot of questions. but putting that aside, I actually quite liked this book. I'm getting some mythology background on this, which I'm hoping if it's true, it gets more in depth on later books. with an apocalyptic setting laced with blood, power, ploys, and money, this was... ...more
The End, remember those bombs I told you about? Yep…That happens but seriously Storm reveals some of his cards and Lucy and Margot? Well there is not much that can be done but they sure try. The ending was a little sad but the promi... ...more
I have to be honest and admit I initially found this world a hard one to get into. "True Born" is sort of a dystopian in that it takes place in a world where everything has basically gone to hell. Dominion, the main city, consists of royalty and the poor, and the poor don't stand a chance. The Pl... ...more
What drew me to read this book was the synopsis and I was not disappointed!!! The story line was well put together, the characters were outstanding and the world building was so amazing that I found myself becoming a part of the story. I cannot wait to see what comes next and recommend it to one... ...more
Thank you NetGalley and Entangled Teen for providing an e-Arc in exchange for an honest review.
Release Date: 5/3/16
4 1/2 Stars
True Born is an exciting and captivating beginning to this new trilogy. A mix of dystopian fiction with fantasy and mystery added in, Sterling has taken the plague story a... ...more
I am looking forward to this one as it sounds like a mixture of dystopian\post apocalyptic/shifter genres all thrown in together.
THOUGHTS WHILST READING THE BOOK
This is a newer part of my "Review" where I look back at what my comments were on Goodreads whilst reading the book. As... ...more
*This review will also appear on A Leisure Moment*
**I received this book via NetGalley through Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review**
I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I started this book. I haven’t read anything dystopian (that doesn't involve aliens) in a while, so I enjoye... ...more
Well this is a big first for me. If you know me well or have been following this blog since the beginning you will know there are a few things that instantly turn me off from a book: dystopian and insta-love. So why did I read this? More importantly why did I like this? Because its unique and rea... ...more
ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review :)
definitely a 4,5 stars read :) very good first book, introducing us to the main character and the world she lives in... it was actually much darker than I expected, but I also enjoyed it much more than I thought I wo... ...more
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Teens&YA
Age: 16+ ( some violence and a complex plot)
Recommendation: Absolutely. This story is unique and a great start to a series!
Type: Series, this is book one of three.
Summary: +unique +descriptive writing and great world building +vulnerable but not annoying heroine... ...more
Loved, loved, loved this book. Story line moves at a steady pace. Characters are well rounded and it is cryptic enough to keep me guessing(which is hard to do with most books I read)It had me crying out to read the second book. I am now eagerly waiting it to be published, hopefully in April 2017.... ...more
First, thank you so much Raincoast Books for sending me an early copy to read! It's been quite some time since I've gone into a dystopian world but True Born brings back all the feelings associated with a good dystopian read. I felt the pain, anger, despair but most importantly, the hope... ...more
This is the third time I've tried to write this review and twice it's been deleted (my fault), so my apologies in advance if this isn't very long. But that's okay, if I went on for too long I'd just be repeating over and over in every way I know how JUST HOW FREAKING MUCH I LOVE THIS BOOK. So, it... ...more
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads
5 page-turning stars.
Young Adult age-range: 14+ due to violent content.
I'm not going to give a play-by-play of the story, ruining it with spoilers. So below is basically an overview of the beginning setup and my overall enjoyme... ...more
This was an exceptionally well-written book! It's the kind of book that makes me wonder, Where has this author been all my life?
The world-building was amazing! I really was able to put myself in the world, visualize the destruction of Dominion, and understand the politics of what I would call an... ...more
True Born tells the story of Lucy, a twin nearing her eighteenth birthday in the dystopian city of Dominion, where plague has wiped out most of the human world and genetics have wreaked havoc on the population, dividing the city into Splicers, Lasters and True Borns.
I love genre mashups, and True... ...more
I received a free copy of this book for Wicked Reads.
I took a chance on True Born. I love reading young adult novels but I usually stick to contemporary books. True Born is fantasy/sci-fi but the synopsis was interesting enough that I thought I'd give it a go. It took me a few chapters to get my... ...more
I gave it 3.5 stars
TRUE BORN was a unique read with a great mix if fantasy, post apocalyptic and dystopian elements.
Sterling has a great way with words making it really easy to fall into her writing style and picture the world that the True Born Trilogy takes place in. I enjoyed the characters in... ...more
I've been looking forward to reading this book for months and months, and after waiting, I have to say I'm a little let down. Don't get me wrong: It's not a bad book at all, I'm just going to leave it at 3.5 stars, and I'm still debating that even now. Though at times the setting was a little unc... ...more