Book Review: Human Instincts by Ioana Vison

May 11, 2013 Blog, Book Reviews 0

Genres: Thriller
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  • Review: Human Instincts
  • Series: –
  • Author:  Ioana Vison
  • No of Pages: 100
  • Release Date: June 14th 2012
  • Received From: Author
  • Rating: 4/5

 

Synopsis:

Dr. Deanna Nichols is a geneticist searching for a cure to save the world. After the war nearly destroyed it by releasing an aggressive virus, it was the vaccine that killed the humanity’s chances for progress and survival. Deanna feels guilty because she has participated in creating the vaccine, and General Mackenzie never lets her forget that.

Their luck changes when they are contacted by the convicts held in a secret military prison hidden in the arctic desert. The C deviance criminals are willing to negotiate and provide unaffected DNA samples in exchange for supplies and a visit paid by the doctor herself. Suddenly there’s hope, so Deanna embarks on a dangerous journey to a grittier reality than she had expected.

Could a woman alone save the world?

 

 

My thoughts:

This was a really interesting read.

I loved the writing. Ioana Visan has impeccable writing. Her words draw you in. The characters are well thought out and you can definitely feel what is going on with them. There were a few questions that I had but most were answered.

The one thing that made this a hard read was although I enjoy apocalyptic reads, this one had a lot to do about the military. But it really didn’t was the weird thing. But the fact that Deanna is a geneticist basically working for the military (not really but sort of) and then has to go to a locked tight prison to save the world. Well, it all sounds fabulous but for some reason it just didn’t get me. I honestly think though that Ioana did a fabulous job of writing this story and that the only reason I didn’t like it was because it was not my cup of tea.

And! Even though I didn’t love this, I’m very curious where these characters are going to go next. It ends on a cliff hanger and made me want to know what is going to happen to these people and more importantly the population.

I completely recommend this to anyone that enjoys apocalyptic but with a more military edge. At 100 pages it is well worth the read, especially if you enjoy those genres.

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