Eliza Green’s gripping book “The Facility” explores the perils of research and its unintended repercussions. In the dystopian future depicted in the book, women are few because a virus has rendered them sterile. Those who can reproduce are brought to a hidden location where they are coerced into becoming breeders.
Uncertain whether it was justified or not, there has been rebellion, and dissident forces are still at large. In fact, they are very active and provide a significant threat to what is regarded as law and order. A holocaust has left behind a radiation-blasted out world of broken, destroyed townships where marauders roam—though they are not always associated with the rebellious forces—creating orphans by brutally killing parents.
The book’s characters are vividly imagined and well-drawn. The protagonist, Zoey, is a strong, resolute woman who is easy to support. She is not frightened to struggle for her independence and stand up to her captors. The facility personnel and the other breeders’ characters are likewise well-developed and give the plot more dimension.
The ability of the author to convey a sense of claustrophobia and paranoia as Zoey moves around the institution is what distinguishes “The Facility” from other works. There is a distinct sense of danger as the tension progressively increases. The writer does a great job of retaining the reader’s interest and sense of investment in Zoey’s story.
The book’s examination of difficult subjects like reproductive rights, gender roles, and the ethics of science is one of its strongest points. The author doesn’t back down from challenging themes and offers a nuanced and stimulating perspective on them. The book poses crucial queries on the place of science in society and the possible repercussions of employing science to regulate reproduction.
This is supposed to be fantastic young adult science fiction that leans towards fantasy. Starting with the book’s intriguing title, “Feeder,” all the essential elements of excellent science fiction are introduced inside the first few chapters. Fans of science fiction and dystopian fiction will find “The Facility” to be a captivating and thought-provoking work overall.
About The Book
Anya’s perfect life is torn apart after she witnesses the savage murder of her parents. Thrust into a strange and unfamiliar world, the devastated teenager is sent to a mysterious training facility. Terrified and alone, Anya makes a solemn promise to train hard and seek vengeance for her parents’ death.
As the new orphan embarks on her training journey, the intensity escalates when the facility forces her to compete against fellow teenagers. But when she falls for a trick to eliminate her competition, the facility’s sinister motives are exposed.
Can the shattered young teen overcome a lethal training system and emerge victorious, or will she become its next hapless victim?
Again, Eliza Green gets it right. She has written a story that seems one thing at the beginning only to evolve out to become way bigger than I expected. The ending blew me away, I was not really expecting that either. She has again proved to me that she knows how to hook a reader and keep them on the line all the way to the net. Her characters are well defined and there are a lot of characters. She does not veer away from issues such as love or death either. Bravo again, Ms. Green. I truly liked this story.
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