Title – Rise and Run (A Broken Man Novel #1)
Author – R.J. Plant
Genre – Science Fiction, Dystopian
My Rating – 4/5
Felix and Conor Quinn are brothers at odds. After starting life as a less-than-ethical government experiment, the brothers now share the same body. When their adoptive father, illegal trades mogul Rian Connell, receives a tip that his niece is in danger, he sends Felix to track her down. The assignment brings up bad memories for Felix. It also threatens to bring Conor’s dark secrets to light—secrets that necessitate the manufacture of a drug to suppress his genome.
More pressing problems arise once Felix finds Kaitlyn. He soon realizes that Government Directive International (GDI)—one of the last governments of post-War 2042—has disturbing plans for him. By the time Felix realizes that Kaitlyn was only bait to lure him in, it’s already too late. GDI’s Agent-in-Charge doses Felix with a lethal, fast-acting virus, bringing Conor to the surface.
Immune to Felix’s virus thanks to his genomic difference, Conor must take up the mantle of uncovering the secrets of his past … before they get everyone around him killed. Every instinct tells Conor to run like hell, but in the end, his only choice may be to outsmart GDI. Or bring the organization crashing down.
I received an e-ARC of Rise and Run by R.J. Plant from NetGalley via BooksGoSocial in exchange for an honest review.
I’m not entirely sure what prompted me to read this one, but I’m glad I did. Once I got used to the writing style, this was a pretty fun, action-packed book. Most dystopian books feel really unrealistic to me but this one seemed entirely plausible and so very terrifying! The book is very movie-esque with all its dialogues and twists and turns.
Another aspect that I enjoyed was that the main character was a chimera. It’s the first time I’ve read of such a character and it was pretty interesting. I loved reading the shifting viewpoints between Felix and Conor and I actually think I liked Conor more!
Overall, Rise and Run gets 3.5 (rounded of to 4) stars out of 5 from me!
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