Rating: 3 out of 5.

3.5 stars rounded up

This is an interesting science fiction/fantasy. In this world people have a chip in their head that brings up everything about them. The first 13 years of your life are controlled by your parents, so you’re stuck with whatever they decide to upload. If you have controlling parents, you can’t control your profile until you turn 18. This happened to MC Rory. People are assigned to a brood. Each brood has defined parameters of what they do, what they believe & how they behave. People do not interact outside of their brood.

Rory doesn’t hold the same values of his brood & is desperate to break out & forge his own path. Doing so gets him exiled. This book has so many social issues. Nature or Nurture? Conform or Defy? Are we a product of our family, or are we our own individual? When it matters most, do we have the courage of our convictions, or do we back down to fit in?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Love Book Tours and New Degree Press. All opinions are my own.