The Fate of Perfection by K.F Breene is one of those Kindle first books I was tempted by…I mean how can I resist a book for $1.99 that hasn’t been released yet so I get to read it before other people? Fate of Perfection is a warning tale of genetic modification in human beings and when we allow corporations to rule our government. It’s not that far fetched of an idea considering we’re all ready getting to the point where in the future people will able to design their babies physical features. We are also allowing companies to vote as humans and get a voice in our government by throwing their money around.
In this future instead of countries there are just three large corporations. If you are smart, attractive, and strong you work in the corporation, live in corporate housing, and get your every need paid for. If you are these things though it is because you have been genetically engineered to be that way through the corporations money and they own you. All your luxuries are an illusion of freedom they allow you to have. We are getting that way as a society when we find more importance in our jobs more than our personal relationships and objects over our values.
Millicent works for the best corporation in the world designing weapons to bring down the best security systems around. Her physical and mental “perfections” gives her the rare permission to be allowed to breed. She is inseminated in a lab with someone of equal breeding to her own and births her daughter Marie. Marie of course has an ability that the world has never seen so the corporation will do anything to keep her and Millicent overcome with motherly affection will do anything to get her away. This means giving up her fancy life style to one of questions and fear. Millie teams herself with Ryker, a master of security, who happens it turns out to be Marie’s father(who would have guessed?).
The story plot was interesting and action packed. The “witty” banter was somewhat lacking for me. The forced pet names used, I mean why is it if a tough guy wants to use some kind of pet name for a woman he is attracted to in books he calls her Princess snidely or something equally tacky? The banter just gets worse from there for the first half of the book. It isn’t until the two main characters attraction is acknowledged by both people that the dialogue improves. Bad dialogue aside the book merits reading because of it’s political points. Plus you’ll get to find out if love is stronger than corporate greed, and isn’t that something we all want to know the answer to?
On a side note Echo and I say Happy Holidays!!!! (Thank snapchat for my weird holiday filter hahaha)