Book Review: The Breeder by Casey Hays

Posted October 6, 2014 by Nori in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

I was provided a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.


Kate just wants to be free and be able to choose her own job. That shouldn’t be too much to ask for, should it? But yet, what Kate wants is impossible.

After all, she doesn’t live in today’s society. No, instead she lives in the Village, secluded from the rest of the world. In the Village, there is a leader named Mona, who interprets signs from the Archer in the sky. All females are given jobs depending on the signs in the sky.

You may notice that females are mentioned in the Village, but not men. There is a good reason for that. In this society, females rule the Village. Men don’t even live in the same area as females. If you want to find men, you have to enter the Pit.

You may ask, what do you find in the Pit? It’s a pretty easy answer. You’ll find men who are treated as animals surrounded by darkness, doom, and despair. The men are barely educated and are simply used for one purpose. Reproduction.

None of the females think that this is wrong. After all, they have been taught since they were little that this is the way it has always been, so this is the way that it will continue to be. Then again, they have also been told that the people who live in the Village are the only humans left on earth.

Of course they accept that as the truth, why wouldn’t it be the truth?

But there is one girl in the Village who doesn’t accept that as the truth. She thinks that there is more to the world than what the Village tells them. She wants to learn the truth about the world in its entirety.

And of course, that girl is the main protagonist, Kate. She’s stubborn, head-strong, and independent. If you like reading books where the main character is shy, submissive, and obedient, this certainly isn’t the book for you. But if you like a spunky girl who doesn’t give up without a fight, a girl who has the courage to stand up for what she believes in, and the courage to find true love, this is absolutely a book that you will enjoy. This book captured my attention from the very beginning and never let up.

This may sound like a crazy concept, but the author weaves it into a story filled with passion, suspense, danger, and a hint of romance.

I would rate it a 4.5/5 and I highly recommend this book!


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