Book Review of Road to Eugenica by A.M. Rose
Wow! What a ride! I wish I could suddenly wake up with amazing abilities, especially the ability to read so quickly! That one is my favorite. I hope you enjoy my book review of Road to Eugenica by A.M. Rose.
A.M. Rose takes the reader on quite the adventure with Road to Eugenica! At times you want to hug Drea, and at other times you want to slap her for teenagerness (Yep, I totally just made up that word.). For the most part, Drea is a great character. She has a good voice, and she usually acts as a good, strong character. She has her flaws, for sure, but that makes her relatable and realistic.
The people that surround Drea play a big part in her life. I love the relationship she has with her dad. He seems like the perfect dad for her, and I liked his character a lot. Her mom comes across as more standoffish and not quite so loving, but she is busy with a demanding job so you cut her some slack. Dylan is Drea’s rock. They’ve been friends forever, and he always seems to know exactly what she needs. I liked Dylan a lot. Maddox is the new, hot guy at school. He seems nice, and Drea has fun with him. For awhile you’ve got the Bella from Twilight thing going on, and although it’s a little annoying, it’s understandable because of the circumstances.
I like A.M. Rose’s writing style. She does a great job of pulling the reader into the story. It’s easy to read and understand, the story flows well, and it comes to life on the page. It did take me a bit to get into the book, but by about halfway I couldn’t put it down. I like the concept of the book as well. It’s creative and unique, has a bit of mystery and sci-fi to it, and you can’t miss the romance as well. And the twist at the end of the book–wow! I seriously did NOT see that coming! Ahhhhhhh! What???
I ended up liking this book a lot. It has great characters, an exciting story, mystery, romance, and good writing, but unfortunately, I have a big dilemma. This book is written for the YA audience. They will definitely enjoy Road to Eugenica! However, the profanity in this book makes it so I can’t recommend it to the YA crowd. I would not allow even my 16 year-old to read this book because of the profanity. There are probably eight or nine “f” words, and that pushes my rating up to an R, sadly. Now, if the language doesn’t bother you, then you will enjoy it.
Note to YA Authors:
*Note to YA authors: Please don’t put “f” words in a book you want YA reading. I know they hear it at school, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be in the books they read. It’s distracting and distasteful, and the stories are so much better without the profanity. Okay, I’ll step off my soap box now.
Rating: R (There’s a lot of profanity, including probably eight or nine “f” words. There isn’t any “intimacy,” but the actual word is said once. This book does have some kissing, and there is also some minor violence as Drea fights off the bad guys.)
Age Recommendation: Adult (It’s written for the YA audience, but I can’t recommend it for that age group because of the language.)
Rating: 3/5 stars. I would have given it 4 stars, but because of the language I knocked it down to 3.