Riley has survived madmen, deranged doctors, and false prophets. Her next task is uniting her family, which has been ripped apart by Nessa Vandewater, the Breeders’ enforcer. Her boyfriend Clay and brother Ethan are still missing. Only she can find them.
But on her way, Riley is stung by a scorpion. To ease her suffering, Auntie Bell shares the story of Riley’s mother, Janine, and how she escaped the Breeders.
Nearly twenty years in the past, Janine, an obedient Breeders girl, is nearing her seventeenth birthday, and the clock is ticking. She has two months to become pregnant, or she’ll be put out, sold into slavery . . . or worse. When her doctor informs her she’s infertile, she’s devastated. But some doctors lie, and one in particular seems to want Janine for his own . . .
I think this if my favorite book in the Breeders series. It was awesome to finally hear the story of Riley’s mom and the different (horrible) things she had to go through to protect herself and those she loved. Yet, Janine still remained a nice and beautiful soul through all the terrible people she needed to survive. She became stronger, but not more evil. That makes a great character transformation. Just perfect.
Without spoiling anything, I love the other characters I met in The Brothers as much as Janine. I loved to hate the evil guys and fell in love with new friends. Sigh.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Riley’s story and Clay, Ethan, and the rest, but I love how this book took a different direction which gives us a better idea of how and why things are what they are.
I highly suggest this book! It is a little graphic if you mind that sort of thing, but I don’t think it was overly gory. Just enough to show how horrible people can be.
As always, the covers definitely give a strong vibe about how the book is going to go. Love them!