*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Title ~ Generation X: The Rising
Series ~ Generation X
Author ~ Desiree DeOrto
Publisher ~ Desiree DeOrto
Published ~ 31 October 2014
Genre ~ Post-Apocalyptic | YA
Pages ~ 192
My Rating ~ 2 bites and a nibble
The Elder Race are aliens and they’ve been waiting hundreds of years to take over Earth. There are no females, so they’ve been mating with human women and now they’ve Risen, come to claim the half-breeds.
is the only female half-breed and
that makes her special. Not the kind of special she ever hoped to be. Now, she
needs to embrace her power to save those she loves before her own government
turns her into a monster she despises or The Elders claim her as their very own
special weapon. Elizabeth
This started out with a great premise. Half-breed humans with special powers just like the X-men universe except evolution wasn’t the springboard for those powers. It was aliens. And they’ve been hidden for a long time. But no longer! They want what they’ve been cultivating, but so does the government. Eep! Rock meet hard place especially for
because she’s the only female born as a half-breed. That’s about it for the
cool factor though. The characters are shallow and Elizabeth is spineless. She spends more than
half her time crying, whining, pouting and catatonic. Blerg. Her friends are asshats.
Zane is a mystery, but nothing is revealed about him or why he’s so attached to
Elizabeth . In
addition, the whole plot seems shaky and the writing is mediocre. Maybe it
picks up in book 2, but I’m not interested enough to keep going. Elizabeth