What I Loved:
Cynetic Wolf was such a fast-paced story! It felt like from page one, I was immersed in this world and in the middle of the story. If you are looking for something that immediately grabs your attention and doesn’t let go, this is the book!
How I Felt:
First of all, can we just talk about this fabulous cover? I love all of the elements of the story that are built into this artwork! It’s seriously a cover that I keep looking at again and again because it is filled with amazing things to see!
The book is filled with amazing science fiction creatures making up four subspecies: immortals, cyborgs, enhancers, and hybrids. I loved learning about each of these subspecies!
The main character Raek is a 16-year-old hybrid who is just trying to get by. Then, his sister is murdered by cyborgs and everything changes for him. The emotions that change Raek from a quiet, keep-to-the-shadows boy, to this self-created leader are wonderful! The death of his sister is his catalyst pushing him to fully grow into his own person. His character development was so exciting!
The plot created a new world in the aftermath of a deadly bioplague. I would have liked to see more of this world. I felt that the world-building was the one piece lacking for this story. I’m looking forward to seeing a bit more in the second book in this series!
Overall: This was a fun, exciting mixture of some of my favorite genres! I love post-apocalyptic, dystopian, science fiction, and mystery, and Cynetic Wolf had all of it!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend Cynetic Wolf for fans of science fiction that mixes with a post-apocalyptic and dystopian feel. I also think this would appeal to dark fantasy lovers!
Where to Find This Book:
Cynetic Wolf by Matt Ward is available at these sites.
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It’s 2096, sixty years after ninety percent died from a man-made Bioplague. Humanity has splintered into four unequal subspecies: immortals, cyborgs, enhancers, and subservient half-human, half-animal hybrids.
The world is anything but equal. Hybrids everywhere are suffering, but sixteen-year-old Raek Mekorian, a wolfish with a nose for trouble, doesn’t see an alternative. Except the Resistance, who don’t stand a chance against the world government. His mom always said, “Keep your head down.”
And he does, until his sister is murdered by a pair of cyborgs. Overnight, his simple life is shattered, fracturing the rigid governmental caste as he is thrust into the dangerous world of superhuman hit squads, Resistance uprisings, and secrets better left unsaid.
With only built-in blasters and the advice of a mysterious professor, Raek must navigate crushing betrayal, self-doubt, and a limitless enemy whose evil knows no bounds.
Can Raek unify his people and free them from tyranny? The fate of mankind may rest in his hands.
Just the Facts:
- Cynetic Wolf by Matt Ward
- Series: Wolfish, Book 1
- Genre: Science Fiction
- Page Count: 342 pages
- Publisher: Myrmani LLC
- Pub Date: March 26, 2020
I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.
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