The Breeding Tree, J. Andersen

Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Space Opera, Teen & Young Adult

When Katherine Dennard is selected to become a “Creation Specialist” in Sector 4, the opportunity sounds like a dream come true. But Kate soon discovers the darker side of her profession – the disposal of fetal organs and destruction of human life. It makes sense, really. In a society where disease and malformations don’t exist, human perfection demands that no genetic “mutants” be allowed to live. For Sector 4, “survival of the fittest” is not just a theory – it’s The Institute’s main mission. 

When Kate discovers that The Institute is using her DNA to create new life, her work gets personal. In order to save her unviable son, she’ll have to trust Micah and his band of underground Natural Born Rebels. The problem is, if The Institute discovers her betrayal, the next body tossed in the trash could be hers. 

The Breeding Tree is a novel I was desperate to read ever since discovering it and caught my attention right away thanks to its description which alludes to a troubling dystopian future which intrigued me. Now and then a reader will come across that one book that blows them away, it is a somewhat generic term, but that is what The Breeding Tree did to me… it blew me away and ever since completing it I have been thinking of its intricate and detailed story and how I need to re-read it! That is why I am already going to recommend The Breeding Tree to you lovely readers, and yes, it may be early on in my review, but The Breeding Tree is a novel not to be missed.

The Breeding Tree for me was thrilling, captivating and addictive right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end. The Breeding Tree was captivating to me from the start thanks to the unique premise of the story and the bewitching literature courtesy of the author, J. Andersen who from the start hooked me with her unique story that was unlike anything I have read before. It is rare to find a science fiction novel that is refreshing, and it is even more challenging to discover a sci-fi story that does not rely on gimmicks and ridiculous sequences!

The Breeding Tree is a phenomenal novel that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the story, Katherine Dennard. Katherine has been selected to become something known as a “creation specialist” within her work, and although at first, this seems like the dream role, she soon realizes that it is far from this when she makes terrifying discoveries.

Katherine soon discovers that there is a reason that in the society in which she lives, there are no malformations and diseases and it is because of dark practices, including the ‘disposal of fetal organs,’ because after all, no genetic mutants can live if there is to be human perfection. What follows is a thrilling, twisty -turny journey in which Katherine’s mission to stop the practices gets personal and this book lovers is the premise of the sensational The Breeding Tree.

The premise of The Breeding Tree is exceptional, original and unlike anything I have read before. I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book, and all themes are explored by Andersen wonderfully, and she does this by lacing these interesting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes The Breeding Tree a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable.

J. Andersen is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp her reader’s attention from the first page. Andersen instead of writing long, drawn-out builds up which are commonly found in science fiction novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust her reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly, but with The Breeding Tree, the reader will not encounter this issue because Andersen instantly develops her characters and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey.

Andersen is not only a brilliant writer for her ability to captivate the reader’s attention straight away, but she is also an excellent author for her ability to lace exceptional twists and turns throughout her story that genuinely had me shocked at points! The combination of Andersen’s shocking twists and her explanatory powers will immerse the reader in the story and make them be able to visualize every detail, no matter how small. This writing approach is one of my favorites because it makes the reader feel included in the story and make the reader feel as if they are in the same situation as the protagonists of the novel.

Overall The Breeding Tree is a thrilling, compelling and thought-provoking novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! If you are a reader who loves science fiction or even dystopia then I implore you to read The Breeding Tree; it is a fast-paced, action adventure that should not be missed so have a read of the preview below and get reading!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on The Breeding Tree. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

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Jessie Andersen

A huge thank you goes to Aimee for her thorough and thoughtful review. Authors are pleased when anyone writes a review, but for one so thought out, we practically jump for joy. I have always wanted to write a dystopian novel since it is my favorite genre to read, but when dystopian was hot, I didn’t have any ideas. Then one night the entire story of The Breeding Tree fell into my head. I outlined the whole thing while sitting at my kitchen table. Seems like forever ago now. Readers, you can find not only The Breeding Tree, but the… Read more »

Judy Price
Judy Price

Awesome review of an awesome author!
You as a person and your ability to write great books is a testimonies that can stand on its own!
We will continue to give you rave reviews you so richly deserve!
Keep the books coming!!!

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