The Founder (A Broken World #4) by Dean Murray

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#Dystopian, #Science_Fiction, #Military, #Young_Adult

Falling in love with Brennan showed Skye a world she'd been taught couldn't exist. Since then she's saved his life multiple times, and dealt a severe blow to the Society in the process, but all is not as it seems. Skye's nanites continue to adapt at an astonishing rate, making her quite possibly the most dangerous person on the planet, but fighting a guerrilla war against her former masters involves situations she's not prepared for, situations where she won't be able to save everyone, situations where she's no longer sure she's fighting on the right side. Desperate to end the fighting, Skye sets off on her most dangerous mission yet, and what she'll learn this time may very well destroy her.

4 out of 5 (very good)

The Founder is the fourth book in the Broken World series, but this book takes you on a different route than the previous three. In this one, Skye is by herself, not knowing if she will ever see Brennan again. Instead of running away from the enclave, she is running towards it. She is searching for her mother, and will do whatever it takes to get answers. This book certainly has a different dynamic to the others - don't get me wrong, I love Skye. It was just a bit strange to only hear about her and not Brennan too. Instead, Skye manages to get a small group of friends, none of whom know who she really is, whilst she is searching for her mother.

This is one heck of a book, with more twists and turns than a maize maze! There were some parts that were quite technical, but my husband was fascinated when I read them out to him, so I guess it's just not my strong point! Instead, I found the inter-personal relationships intriguing, especially when one of Skye's creche-mates turns up.

This is part of a series, so it does you no good to read this as a standalone. You need to have read the others for it to make sense. However, there were no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow, and the pace and integrity of the characters are just what I have come to expect from Dean Murray. Ending on a cliffhanger, it will definitely leave you wanting more. Definitely recommended by me.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *


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Dean Murray is a prolific author with more than 28 titles across multiple pen names and more than 470,000 copies of his work currently in circulation.

Dean started reading seriously in the second grade due to a competition and has spent most of the subsequent three decades lost in other people’s worlds.

Things worsened, or improved depending on your point of view, when he first started experimenting with writing while finishing up his accounting degree. These days Dean has a wonderful wife and two lovely daughters to keep him rather more grounded, but the idea of bringing others along with him as he meets interesting new people in universes nobody else has ever seen tends to drag him back to his computer on a fairly regular basis.

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#ScienceFiction #Military #YoungAdult #4Stars #ApocalypticPostApocalypticDystopian