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[REVIEW] The Set-Up – Sophie McKenzie

Sophie McKenzie
The Set-Up (The Medusa Project, Book 1)
Simon & Schuster (UK: 6th July 2009; AU: 20th August 2009)
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When Nico Rafael learns he has telekinetic abilities, he figures he can use them to score some cash and impress a girl. But nothing’s ever that simple. In the womb, his umbilical cord was injected with the Medusa gene…and it caused a cancer that killed his mother when Nico was young. The people involved with the Medusa Project may claim to be helping the four teens with the gene control their powers, but at what price?

A high-concept treat, this is pretty good escapist fiction. With intriguing ideas, it has the almighty scientific twist and social commentary to win me over. And while it’s excellent in theory…the execution isn’t quite right. Narrator Nico breaks the fourth wall, the characters’ motivations don’t seem entirely sensible, and it gets a bit weird at the end when the teens try outsmarting the adults. I fully intend to read the rest of the series, and hopefully as it progresses, the faults will become less obvious.

Thursday Thirteen: 27th August 2009

The 1st 13 Books on My To-Be Read Pile
1. Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy (currently reading)
2. Kelley Armstrong’s The Awakening (library book)
3. Sophie McKenzie’s The Set Up (library book)
4. Claire Delacroix’s Fallen (library book)
5. Liz Jensen’s The Rapture (library book)
6. Amy Rench’s Fallen Rogue (ARC)
7. Kelly Gay’s The Better Part of Darkness (ARC)
8. Richelle Mead’s Succubus on Top
9. Richelle Mead’s Frostbite
10. Richelle Mead’s Storm Born
11. Richelle Mead’s Succubus Dreams
12. Richelle Mead’s Shadow Kiss
13. Richelle Mead’s Succubus Heat

September 2009 Releases

Done buying August 2009 Releases? Now time for September 2009 Releases. As always, I got my info from Amazon, publishers’ websites and authors’ websites, so if I’m wrong…blame them, not me 😉 If you know of more September releases that aren’t here, it’s either because I don’t know of their existence, or I’m not interested. I play favourites, and there’s no shame in that 😉

If you’re reading this in a feed, behind the cut you shall find my monthly summary. If you’re looking for stuff further into the future, check my Reading Wishlist.

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July 2009 Releases

Done ordering June 2009 Releases? Now for July 2009 Releases. As usual, US = USA; UK = UK; CA = Canada; AU = Australia. If the dates are wrong, blame the publishers, from where I got the information. The Book Depository in the UK has free worldwide shipping, so they are my new affiliate for your purchasing. For a list of future titles and release dates, check Reading Wishlist.

Behind the cut, July 2009 Releases…

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