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The Unadjusteds by Marisa Noelle | Blog Tour

The Unadjusteds
Author: Marisa Noelle
Pages: 414
Genre: Young Adult | Dystopian | Fantasy | Science Fiction
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Write Plan

Buy the book here (affiliate link): Amazon UK

Today is my stop on The blog tour hosted by The Write Reads for The Unadjusteds by Marisa Noelle. I was lucky enough to win a paperback copy in a giveaway of book one and book two. So thank you so much for a copy in exchange for an honest review!

Goodreads Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Silver Melody lives in a world where 80% of the population has modified their DNA. Known as the altereds, those people now possess enhancements like wings, tails, and increased strength or intelligence. Although Silver’s parents created the nanite pill used to deliver these genetic modifications, Silver is proud of her unadjusted state.

However, when the president declares all unadjusteds must take a nanite, Silver has no choice but to flee the city with her father and some friends to prevent the extinction of the unadjusteds.

With Silver’s mother in prison for treason, Silver’s father is the unadjusteds’ only hope at finding a cure. But time is running out as Silver’s father is captured by the president’s almost immortal army. Vicious hellhounds are on Silver’s trail, and her only chance to recover her father involves teaming up with a new group of unlikely friends before all humanity is lost. 

My Review

What I Liked

I used to love dystopia novels but over the years I slowly started reading less of them. When the blog tour was announced for The Adjusteds, I knew I had to sign up. I thought it would be a chance to try and get back into the genre and I wasn’t wrong! I was so invested in the story all the way through, I nearly ended up reading this in one sitting but sleep got in the way of that.

The Story

We’re thrown into all the action at Silver’s high school. Learning straight away just how dangerous the nanite pills are. I love how the author jumps straight in because I couldn’t help but read on to find out more about this dystopian world.

The concept of taking a pill to change your DNA is so fun to read about. What started out as a pill to help cure cancer and other diseases, quickly developed into a way to change your appearance or give you special abilities. Yet, your body doesn’t always accept the pill…

The world is split in two, the unadjusted and the adjusted or as Silver likes to call them, Alts. President Bear then announces everyone over 12 has to take a nanite pill but Silver doesn’t hang around long to take one. We follow her and her dad as they escape from this dangerous and powerful place, and into a world where Silver has to put aside her differences with some of the adjusteds and work together. It’s very exciting to read about all the different abilities and adjusted creatures and I especially love the intense fight scenes! I just couldn’t wait to see what would come next, every page held a new surprise.

The Characters

Silver is a really great female protagonist, stereotypically the same as any dystopian main character. She has been bullied the majority of her life by adjusteds and having parents who are famous scientists and creators of the nanite pill doesn’t make it any easier. Instead, she is constantly guarded and looked down on due to her mothers traitor status. She wants nothing more than to stay unadjusted and this shows through her immense bravery and determinations. Some things don’t always go to plan though!

I loved reading about all the other characters as they are so imaginative and entertaining. You actually learn a lot of backstory of multiple characters which makes it easier to relate and form bonds with the characters. If you love a bit of romance like me, then you won’t be disappointed because we have a bit of a love triangle throughout the book.

One character that didn’t really do it for me was Matt, Silver’s best friend. He is extremely caring and thoughtful but I thought I would like him a bit more than I did. I just found him quite dull and boring. This might be because is was surrounded by a lot of adjusted who I thought were much more interesting characters to read about.

Overall Thoughts

I definitely got Hunger Games and Divergent vibes from this book but I think that is the reason I love it so much. It brings a fresh new twist and still has the romance and action that we expect! The first book leaves you wanting more and luckily I already have the sequel and can’t wait to start it! So if you are a fan of fantasy, dystopian novels with plenty of action in, this is definitely the book for you!

Rating: 4/5

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Buy the book here (affiliate link): Amazon UK

Manchester blogger with a passion for reading, writing and travelling. I always have a book or a cup of tea in my hand.


19 January 2021 at 5:08 pm

Great review, I’m so glad you liked this one!

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