Genetic engineering, blending DNA from Earth and Jørn species, saved their crops and livestock, but for humans there was no cure. Instead they took to the skies, turning their colony ships into cities that floated above the spore’s reach.
Hero Regan is special, and not in a way she likes. She hears voices, voices in her head that other people can’t. Surrounded by butlers, bodyguards and tutors, insulated from the outside world, her only solace is Fink, a six-hundred-kilogram, genetically engineered ruc-pard. They share lives, thoughts, triple-chocolate marshmallow ice-cream and the burning desire for freedom.
Their chance comes when Hero is allowed to attend school in Cumulus City. Here, along with making unexpected friends, Hero discovers she is an unwitting part of a master plan set into motion by the first colonists, a plan she must either help or foil if she’s ever to attain the freedom she craves.
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How would you feel if you had been told lies your whole life and forced to take medication when you knew you weren’t sick?
How would you feel if you found out you were a human hybrid and that your whole life had been some sort of long running science experiment?
Would you strive to live up to some higher purpose or turn on those around you?
Hero is the first book in The Hero Rebellion and it introduces us to Hero Regan. We see Hero battle normal teenager issues; school bullies and finding out who her true friends are, as well as dealing with the consequences of who and what she truly is. Hero is an extremely intelligent young woman and it feels as if she has an epic life in-front of her, one I’m looking forward to continuing to follow.
It took me little while to get used to all the new names of things, the animals and construction materials etc, but I can see that the purpose of this was to set the scene of a new futuristic world and it was all good once I got the rhythm of it.
Hero was published on the 21st of September 2015. I came across it on NetGalley just days before it was archived on the 31st of May 2016 *throws hands up to the sky* Thank you Odyssey Books for still authorising me a review copy at such late notice! #LoveOzYA
Did I get your attention with those opening lines? And while yes, I’ve just given away a few of the major reveals in the book, I haven’t given away them all! Hero was a Five Star YA Sci-Fi for me and I’m looking forward to reading the sequel.
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2 thoughts on “Review: Hero by Belinda Crawford”
Ooh, this sounds amazing Sarah! It reminds me a little of The Program, but more sci fi rather than dystopian. The lingo might take a bit of getting used to though, but I’m always up for the challenge. Awesome review Sarah and had no idea this was an Aussie title either! ❤
I requested the book because I was in the mood for sci-fi at the time and I liked the synopsis. It was a wonderful surprise when I was looking the author up, after I’d been approved, that she was an Aussie. Double awesomesauce!