Friday, February 14, 2014

Book Review: "The Prime Way Program" by Caroline George

I am very happy to introduce to you all Caroline George, author of The Prime Way Program. Not just because she's a teenage author, but also because she attended the same small, private Christian school that I did.

Caroline is seventeen-years-old and wrote this YA dystopian novel when she was only fifteen. (Believe me, when you start reading, you'll realize just how crazy that is!)

So if you're dateless this Valentine's Day, no worries! Curl up with this book, and I can almost guarantee you won't remember what day it is, nor will you feel as if you're missing out on anything. =)

“The numbers on your arm define you. 
You are who we say you are. 
You do what we say you do. 
You think what we say you think. 
You can’t kill the Program.” 

The Prime Way Program, designed for engineering a new race of super-human teenagers. “Once it’s entrenched in the system, there’s no tearing it out.” 

For ex-Legionaries, Kyle Chase and Cora Kingston, the closing of the Program is bittersweet. No longer will they be forced to endure the pain of training in the Ground Sector, spend endless hours lying on the examination tables in the Prime Way labs, or live knowing that at any moment, their paranormal abilities may cause them to end a life. They were deceived, betrayed, turned into weapons meant for destroying our world.

And now, left to fend for themselves in an ignorant society where the futuristic technology of Prime Way no longer exists, Kyle and Cora must choose. Do they continue to run from their new identities and the life they’ve left behind? Or do they face the mastermind of the Program and prepare an army to defend our worlds?

Packed with gritty romance, thematic depth, and rip-roaring action, this Sci-Fi thriller has readers clamoring for a sequel and the world pondering a question that has critics raving. Will Kyle and Cora be the Victor, or the Victim?

  •  The author’s writing is well beyond her years.
  • The book was written in first person present tense, which isn't the easiest to accomplish. However, Caroline did this very well. When an author can make you feel as if you are the protagonist, that's when you know they have a gift.
  • The voice of a novel can often make a break a novel for me, but I found the voice in The Prime Way to be very well-established and inviting. Once you start reading, you won't want to stop.
  •  The description made me feel as if I was in the story rather than just reading it.
  • It was definitely a page-turner. The conflict captured me and wouldn't let me go.
  •  The characters are very well-developed and it becomes difficult to not to care about them.
  • The story was unpredictable.
  • There is suspense throughout the entire book--however the ending especially leaves me wanting to read the sequel.
  • Although this was written as a non-Christian YA book, I very much appreciated the fact that it was actually clean.

  • There were several lengthy flashbacks and dreams that became in the way of the story at times, although I know that it contributed to the plot.
  • This isn’t a flaw of the book, but just my opinion: the ending was more climactic than satisfying. But, of course, it just left me wanting to read the sequel that much more. =)

  • YA dystopian sci-fi.
  • Action-packed novels.
  • Teen authors.
  • Clean yet entertaining trilogies.

"I have to say that in all my years of reading I have never been so quickly captivated by a book!"

"This happens to be the best book I've ever read and I am VERY satisfied. "

"This book is very interesting and exciting! The more you read, the better it gets."

"There were many nights where I would just lay there and read until the early morning hours, and even then I didn't want to stop!"


(Pulled from Amazon & Goodreads.)

Caroline George’s life-long love of literature and science-fiction inspired her to write her debut series, The Prime Way Program. With the overwhelming support of her family and Literature professor, she began pursuing her goal of becoming a best-selling author. Caroline lives in Georgia, where the diverse terrain and city-life feeds her visions for The Prime Way Trilogy. She spends most of her time writing, sketching, and spreading her passion for young-authors throughout her community. “Age shouldn’t limit a person from pursuing their dreams. If they’re willing to fight for what they love, the opportunities are endless”.

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  1. This sounds like an excellent book! I'm going to add it to my to-read list. I really enjoy dystopian books and I love reading books by other teen writers!

  2. Oh dear. I think I should stop trying to make my to buy and read list smaller. Every time I do a new book shows up which sounds really good and must be read. I shall accept the fact there are always must reads coming out.
    This one sounds good and I don't normally like this genre.


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