Book Review: The Genesis Project Prophecy Of The Seven By C.L. Deleon
Reighlyn is your average 18-year-old girl, or at least that’s what she thinks. Her Mother has kept a huge secret from her. Reighlyn was born under the full moon making her one of the seven, the group of Seven that will protect the world from evil. But she’s not just a member, she’s the leader. Reighlyn thought her Father had died when she was four, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. He’s gifted like Reighlyn and the Militia are coming to get them. To keep safe, they must run, finding the safest place where the others are in hiding.
The Genesis Project is a fast-paced fantasy book about gifted people with supernatural powers. There are plenty of twists and turns that will keep you reading until the end. There’s romance and plenty of action with an ongoing war between the gifted and Militia, who want to use them to create a powerful army. For me personally the story was a little difficult to get into. Due to the book being such a fast paced novel, there were many hidden depths that were not explored which would have made the story so much better if parts were more detailed. The romance lacked the big, but slow build up and was almost instant, making it somewhat unrealistic. Other parts that I found unrealistic was the very open relationship Reighlyn had with her parents, and same goes for her boyfriend. Both were very outspoken about various things that you wouldn’t be so open about at 18 years old and, in Reighlyn boyfriend’s case, for people who are practically strangers. The story itself was both fresh and original with a really interesting plot. It had an old-fashioned feel upon reading with a real modern twist. The book got better towards the end and left with a bit of a cliffhanger, making me want to read more. Forthe first in The Genesis Project series and C.L. Deleon’s debut novel, she created a great plot. I’d like to see a few improvements and a lot more detail in book two, but I still look forward to seeing what will happen next.