Deviation (The Sophisticates #1) by Christine Manzari (Review by Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial)


Title: Deviation (The Sophisticates #1)

Author: Christine Manzari 

Published Date: November 2014

Genre: YA Dystopian


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Being a Sophisticate of the Program seems like it’d be a pretty sweet deal: a little genetic alteration and anyone can be smarter, faster, and stronger. It’s a dream come true. All you have to give up is your freedom.

Cleo is a Sophisticate and she has a bright future in the Program. But she has a secret. When she gets upset, bad things happen. Explosive things. Things she can’t control.

When her secret is discovered, she’s sent to the Academy to train in the military branch of the Program. She’s destined to be a human weapon in the war that’s been going on since Wormwood occurred nearly 30 years ago. She soon learns that although her ability is unique, there are others like her — other Sophisticates with lethal skills and odd code names like Archerfish and Mimic Octopus.

Immersed in a dangerous game of supernatural powers and dubious motives, Cleo doesn’t know who to trust. Ozzy, the annoyingly attractive cadet who has perfect aim in weapons class and deviant lips behind closed doors, begs her not to use her powers. He’s the golden boy of the Program, but can she trust him? Or will she find herself a target, caught in his crosshairs?


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***Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial’s  Review***
Cleo the herioine is s Sophisticate, it’s a awesome life. She is an ideal “human” that anyone dreams for. She is pretty much perfect. Well at least until she gets upset. Things kinda go KABOOM!!! She is sent to special training and meets up with the big guy on campus Ozzy!! Hmmmmm… Interesting Indeed.

In a book world filled with dystopian novels, I have to say that this one pretty much…

DELIVERS! My only discontent was waiting so long to read and review this gem. Christine Manzari built a world of pure sophistiaction. You could tell she enjoyed her character development and every twist and turn in the book was perfectly matched with the characters vigor.

I do plan to dive right into book 2 as this one I am sorry I slept on for so long!! I tip my Nerd Girl Hat to you Christine Manzari! YOU HAVE THE MAKINGS OF A TRUE TIMELESS SERIES easily rivaling the likes of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner!!!


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