Defective

Defective

In the year 2074, a global conspiracy threatens all life on Earth. Humanity battles the worst pandemic the world has ever seen. And the planet is dying. Our mass extinction event has arrived. _________________ In the 2020s, disease, epidemics, and financial collapse nearly ended civilization. The world?s most powerful corporations saved us. Now, in 2074, the Corporate Coalition r In the year 2074, a global conspiracy threatens all life on Earth. Humanity battles the worst pandemic...

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Title:Defective
Author:Autumn Kalquist
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:The Defective Trilogy #1, Fractured Era #3
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback

Defective Reviews

  • Paranormal Tendencies
    Dec 07, 2016

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

    I started with Legacy Code series and enjoyed it. Then this... But I can't figure out what to read next. There are some short stories and conflicting series names. I give up. Too bad - good stories! ...

    Autumn Kalquist is one of the new generation of successful authors, who know how to work Amazon and social networks. Despite having 10+ books to her name, you won't find her on 'Fantastic Fiction' (a website I use a lot because they normally have every book) and even 'isfdb' has only ...

    "Defective" by Autumn Kalquist is a great book to introduce you to her Fractured Era Saga, if you haven't had the pleasure of reading this wonderful author by now. Autumn has created a fantastic world that is totally believable and completely mesmerizing. She is one of the few scifi wr...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    In the future a fierce disease will spread across the earth killing millions. Scientists have developed a formula that when taken will cause offspring to have super immunity. But these people have been labeled defective. And now they are hunted by the corporation that made them. This...

  • Linda
    Dec 19, 2016

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

  • Cyanemi
    Jun 30, 2017

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

  • Joy
    Nov 20, 2016

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

  • Domingo Kaller
    Apr 09, 2017

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

    I started with Legacy Code series and enjoyed it. Then this... But I can't figure out what to read next. There are some short stories and conflicting series names. I give up. Too bad - good stories! ...

    Autumn Kalquist is one of the new generation of successful authors, who know how to work Amazon and social networks. Despite having 10+ books to her name, you won't find her on 'Fantastic Fiction' (a website I use a lot because they normally have every book) and even 'isfdb' has only ...

    "Defective" by Autumn Kalquist is a great book to introduce you to her Fractured Era Saga, if you haven't had the pleasure of reading this wonderful author by now. Autumn has created a fantastic world that is totally believable and completely mesmerizing. She is one of the few scifi wr...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    In the future a fierce disease will spread across the earth killing millions. Scientists have developed a formula that when taken will cause offspring to have super immunity. But these people have been labeled defective. And now they are hunted by the corporation that made them. This...

    Too many characters for me... I really wanted to like this book, but I never could get attached to any specific character. There are soooooooooooooo many of them. I didn't finish the book because of this. I may come back to it later and start over. At that time I may update the rat...

    Post apocalyptic. YA. Semi Sci fi. What's not to like in the book you ask..? Using different POVs in a book isn't novel. But moving on from characters stores before they're critical enough or finished enough was fairly distracting. Second. We just dont have context. Reading 318 or th...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    Good story This is a great book. Great ideas. But, it was slow starting and I didn't like the way it left you hanging at the end. In know, series are like that but indelible a little bit of completion at the end of my stories. I liked it well enough to continue the series, however. ...

    4.25 / 4 Stars ...

    Revealing Izzy's age to be 24 through the story off. She seems to be written as a 16-20 year old still trying to grow up, not a 24 year old woman whose suffered the loss of her brother. ...

    I daresay Kalquist really grew as a writer. I think I enjoyed "Defective" more so than all here other books combined. Can't wait for the sequel! ...

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  • Fredrick Danysh
    May 05, 2018

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

  • Scott Lewis
    May 29, 2017

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

    I started with Legacy Code series and enjoyed it. Then this... But I can't figure out what to read next. There are some short stories and conflicting series names. I give up. Too bad - good stories! ...

    Autumn Kalquist is one of the new generation of successful authors, who know how to work Amazon and social networks. Despite having 10+ books to her name, you won't find her on 'Fantastic Fiction' (a website I use a lot because they normally have every book) and even 'isfdb' has only ...

    "Defective" by Autumn Kalquist is a great book to introduce you to her Fractured Era Saga, if you haven't had the pleasure of reading this wonderful author by now. Autumn has created a fantastic world that is totally believable and completely mesmerizing. She is one of the few scifi wr...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    In the future a fierce disease will spread across the earth killing millions. Scientists have developed a formula that when taken will cause offspring to have super immunity. But these people have been labeled defective. And now they are hunted by the corporation that made them. This...

    Too many characters for me... I really wanted to like this book, but I never could get attached to any specific character. There are soooooooooooooo many of them. I didn't finish the book because of this. I may come back to it later and start over. At that time I may update the rat...

    Post apocalyptic. YA. Semi Sci fi. What's not to like in the book you ask..? Using different POVs in a book isn't novel. But moving on from characters stores before they're critical enough or finished enough was fairly distracting. Second. We just dont have context. Reading 318 or th...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    Good story This is a great book. Great ideas. But, it was slow starting and I didn't like the way it left you hanging at the end. In know, series are like that but indelible a little bit of completion at the end of my stories. I liked it well enough to continue the series, however. ...

    4.25 / 4 Stars ...

    Revealing Izzy's age to be 24 through the story off. She seems to be written as a 16-20 year old still trying to grow up, not a 24 year old woman whose suffered the loss of her brother. ...

    I daresay Kalquist really grew as a writer. I think I enjoyed "Defective" more so than all here other books combined. Can't wait for the sequel! ...

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  • Victoria
    Jan 18, 2017

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

    I started with Legacy Code series and enjoyed it. Then this... But I can't figure out what to read next. There are some short stories and conflicting series names. I give up. Too bad - good stories! ...

    Autumn Kalquist is one of the new generation of successful authors, who know how to work Amazon and social networks. Despite having 10+ books to her name, you won't find her on 'Fantastic Fiction' (a website I use a lot because they normally have every book) and even 'isfdb' has only ...

    "Defective" by Autumn Kalquist is a great book to introduce you to her Fractured Era Saga, if you haven't had the pleasure of reading this wonderful author by now. Autumn has created a fantastic world that is totally believable and completely mesmerizing. She is one of the few scifi wr...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    In the future a fierce disease will spread across the earth killing millions. Scientists have developed a formula that when taken will cause offspring to have super immunity. But these people have been labeled defective. And now they are hunted by the corporation that made them. This...

    Too many characters for me... I really wanted to like this book, but I never could get attached to any specific character. There are soooooooooooooo many of them. I didn't finish the book because of this. I may come back to it later and start over. At that time I may update the rat...

    Post apocalyptic. YA. Semi Sci fi. What's not to like in the book you ask..? Using different POVs in a book isn't novel. But moving on from characters stores before they're critical enough or finished enough was fairly distracting. Second. We just dont have context. Reading 318 or th...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    Good story This is a great book. Great ideas. But, it was slow starting and I didn't like the way it left you hanging at the end. In know, series are like that but indelible a little bit of completion at the end of my stories. I liked it well enough to continue the series, however. ...

    4.25 / 4 Stars ...

    Revealing Izzy's age to be 24 through the story off. She seems to be written as a 16-20 year old still trying to grow up, not a 24 year old woman whose suffered the loss of her brother. ...

    I daresay Kalquist really grew as a writer. I think I enjoyed "Defective" more so than all here other books combined. Can't wait for the sequel! ...

  • Tom Loock
    Feb 03, 2017

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

    I started with Legacy Code series and enjoyed it. Then this... But I can't figure out what to read next. There are some short stories and conflicting series names. I give up. Too bad - good stories! ...

    Autumn Kalquist is one of the new generation of successful authors, who know how to work Amazon and social networks. Despite having 10+ books to her name, you won't find her on 'Fantastic Fiction' (a website I use a lot because they normally have every book) and even 'isfdb' has only ...

  • Lindap
    Dec 21, 2016

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

    I started with Legacy Code series and enjoyed it. Then this... But I can't figure out what to read next. There are some short stories and conflicting series names. I give up. Too bad - good stories! ...

    Autumn Kalquist is one of the new generation of successful authors, who know how to work Amazon and social networks. Despite having 10+ books to her name, you won't find her on 'Fantastic Fiction' (a website I use a lot because they normally have every book) and even 'isfdb' has only ...

    "Defective" by Autumn Kalquist is a great book to introduce you to her Fractured Era Saga, if you haven't had the pleasure of reading this wonderful author by now. Autumn has created a fantastic world that is totally believable and completely mesmerizing. She is one of the few scifi wr...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    In the future a fierce disease will spread across the earth killing millions. Scientists have developed a formula that when taken will cause offspring to have super immunity. But these people have been labeled defective. And now they are hunted by the corporation that made them. This...

    Too many characters for me... I really wanted to like this book, but I never could get attached to any specific character. There are soooooooooooooo many of them. I didn't finish the book because of this. I may come back to it later and start over. At that time I may update the rat...

    Post apocalyptic. YA. Semi Sci fi. What's not to like in the book you ask..? Using different POVs in a book isn't novel. But moving on from characters stores before they're critical enough or finished enough was fairly distracting. Second. We just dont have context. Reading 318 or th...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    Good story This is a great book. Great ideas. But, it was slow starting and I didn't like the way it left you hanging at the end. In know, series are like that but indelible a little bit of completion at the end of my stories. I liked it well enough to continue the series, however. ...

    4.25 / 4 Stars ...

  • Theo
    Nov 25, 2016

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

    I started with Legacy Code series and enjoyed it. Then this... But I can't figure out what to read next. There are some short stories and conflicting series names. I give up. Too bad - good stories! ...

    Autumn Kalquist is one of the new generation of successful authors, who know how to work Amazon and social networks. Despite having 10+ books to her name, you won't find her on 'Fantastic Fiction' (a website I use a lot because they normally have every book) and even 'isfdb' has only ...

    "Defective" by Autumn Kalquist is a great book to introduce you to her Fractured Era Saga, if you haven't had the pleasure of reading this wonderful author by now. Autumn has created a fantastic world that is totally believable and completely mesmerizing. She is one of the few scifi wr...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    In the future a fierce disease will spread across the earth killing millions. Scientists have developed a formula that when taken will cause offspring to have super immunity. But these people have been labeled defective. And now they are hunted by the corporation that made them. This...

    Too many characters for me... I really wanted to like this book, but I never could get attached to any specific character. There are soooooooooooooo many of them. I didn't finish the book because of this. I may come back to it later and start over. At that time I may update the rat...

    Post apocalyptic. YA. Semi Sci fi. What's not to like in the book you ask..? Using different POVs in a book isn't novel. But moving on from characters stores before they're critical enough or finished enough was fairly distracting. Second. We just dont have context. Reading 318 or th...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    Good story This is a great book. Great ideas. But, it was slow starting and I didn't like the way it left you hanging at the end. In know, series are like that but indelible a little bit of completion at the end of my stories. I liked it well enough to continue the series, however. ...

    4.25 / 4 Stars ...

    Revealing Izzy's age to be 24 through the story off. She seems to be written as a 16-20 year old still trying to grow up, not a 24 year old woman whose suffered the loss of her brother. ...

  • Donna Thompson
    Nov 16, 2016

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

    I started with Legacy Code series and enjoyed it. Then this... But I can't figure out what to read next. There are some short stories and conflicting series names. I give up. Too bad - good stories! ...

    Autumn Kalquist is one of the new generation of successful authors, who know how to work Amazon and social networks. Despite having 10+ books to her name, you won't find her on 'Fantastic Fiction' (a website I use a lot because they normally have every book) and even 'isfdb' has only ...

    "Defective" by Autumn Kalquist is a great book to introduce you to her Fractured Era Saga, if you haven't had the pleasure of reading this wonderful author by now. Autumn has created a fantastic world that is totally believable and completely mesmerizing. She is one of the few scifi wr...

  • Jason H
    Dec 07, 2016

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

  • Diane
    May 18, 2017

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

  • Ebony
    May 09, 2017

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

  • Darlene
    Nov 15, 2016

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

    I started with Legacy Code series and enjoyed it. Then this... But I can't figure out what to read next. There are some short stories and conflicting series names. I give up. Too bad - good stories! ...

    Autumn Kalquist is one of the new generation of successful authors, who know how to work Amazon and social networks. Despite having 10+ books to her name, you won't find her on 'Fantastic Fiction' (a website I use a lot because they normally have every book) and even 'isfdb' has only ...

    "Defective" by Autumn Kalquist is a great book to introduce you to her Fractured Era Saga, if you haven't had the pleasure of reading this wonderful author by now. Autumn has created a fantastic world that is totally believable and completely mesmerizing. She is one of the few scifi wr...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    In the future a fierce disease will spread across the earth killing millions. Scientists have developed a formula that when taken will cause offspring to have super immunity. But these people have been labeled defective. And now they are hunted by the corporation that made them. This...

    Too many characters for me... I really wanted to like this book, but I never could get attached to any specific character. There are soooooooooooooo many of them. I didn't finish the book because of this. I may come back to it later and start over. At that time I may update the rat...

    Post apocalyptic. YA. Semi Sci fi. What's not to like in the book you ask..? Using different POVs in a book isn't novel. But moving on from characters stores before they're critical enough or finished enough was fairly distracting. Second. We just dont have context. Reading 318 or th...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    Good story This is a great book. Great ideas. But, it was slow starting and I didn't like the way it left you hanging at the end. In know, series are like that but indelible a little bit of completion at the end of my stories. I liked it well enough to continue the series, however. ...

  • Carol Brandon
    Dec 29, 2016

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

  • Marley
    Nov 12, 2016

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

    I started with Legacy Code series and enjoyed it. Then this... But I can't figure out what to read next. There are some short stories and conflicting series names. I give up. Too bad - good stories! ...

    Autumn Kalquist is one of the new generation of successful authors, who know how to work Amazon and social networks. Despite having 10+ books to her name, you won't find her on 'Fantastic Fiction' (a website I use a lot because they normally have every book) and even 'isfdb' has only ...

    "Defective" by Autumn Kalquist is a great book to introduce you to her Fractured Era Saga, if you haven't had the pleasure of reading this wonderful author by now. Autumn has created a fantastic world that is totally believable and completely mesmerizing. She is one of the few scifi wr...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

  • Marley
    Nov 12, 2016

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

    I started with Legacy Code series and enjoyed it. Then this... But I can't figure out what to read next. There are some short stories and conflicting series names. I give up. Too bad - good stories! ...

    Autumn Kalquist is one of the new generation of successful authors, who know how to work Amazon and social networks. Despite having 10+ books to her name, you won't find her on 'Fantastic Fiction' (a website I use a lot because they normally have every book) and even 'isfdb' has only ...

    "Defective" by Autumn Kalquist is a great book to introduce you to her Fractured Era Saga, if you haven't had the pleasure of reading this wonderful author by now. Autumn has created a fantastic world that is totally believable and completely mesmerizing. She is one of the few scifi wr...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    In the future a fierce disease will spread across the earth killing millions. Scientists have developed a formula that when taken will cause offspring to have super immunity. But these people have been labeled defective. And now they are hunted by the corporation that made them. This...

    Too many characters for me... I really wanted to like this book, but I never could get attached to any specific character. There are soooooooooooooo many of them. I didn't finish the book because of this. I may come back to it later and start over. At that time I may update the rat...

    Post apocalyptic. YA. Semi Sci fi. What's not to like in the book you ask..? Using different POVs in a book isn't novel. But moving on from characters stores before they're critical enough or finished enough was fairly distracting. Second. We just dont have context. Reading 318 or th...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

  • Uma Aiyer
    Nov 23, 2016

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

    I started with Legacy Code series and enjoyed it. Then this... But I can't figure out what to read next. There are some short stories and conflicting series names. I give up. Too bad - good stories! ...

    Autumn Kalquist is one of the new generation of successful authors, who know how to work Amazon and social networks. Despite having 10+ books to her name, you won't find her on 'Fantastic Fiction' (a website I use a lot because they normally have every book) and even 'isfdb' has only ...

    "Defective" by Autumn Kalquist is a great book to introduce you to her Fractured Era Saga, if you haven't had the pleasure of reading this wonderful author by now. Autumn has created a fantastic world that is totally believable and completely mesmerizing. She is one of the few scifi wr...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    In the future a fierce disease will spread across the earth killing millions. Scientists have developed a formula that when taken will cause offspring to have super immunity. But these people have been labeled defective. And now they are hunted by the corporation that made them. This...

    Too many characters for me... I really wanted to like this book, but I never could get attached to any specific character. There are soooooooooooooo many of them. I didn't finish the book because of this. I may come back to it later and start over. At that time I may update the rat...

    Post apocalyptic. YA. Semi Sci fi. What's not to like in the book you ask..? Using different POVs in a book isn't novel. But moving on from characters stores before they're critical enough or finished enough was fairly distracting. Second. We just dont have context. Reading 318 or th...

  • Micah Grant
    Sep 17, 2017

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

  • Jeff
    Mar 20, 2017

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

    I started with Legacy Code series and enjoyed it. Then this... But I can't figure out what to read next. There are some short stories and conflicting series names. I give up. Too bad - good stories! ...

    Autumn Kalquist is one of the new generation of successful authors, who know how to work Amazon and social networks. Despite having 10+ books to her name, you won't find her on 'Fantastic Fiction' (a website I use a lot because they normally have every book) and even 'isfdb' has only ...

    "Defective" by Autumn Kalquist is a great book to introduce you to her Fractured Era Saga, if you haven't had the pleasure of reading this wonderful author by now. Autumn has created a fantastic world that is totally believable and completely mesmerizing. She is one of the few scifi wr...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    In the future a fierce disease will spread across the earth killing millions. Scientists have developed a formula that when taken will cause offspring to have super immunity. But these people have been labeled defective. And now they are hunted by the corporation that made them. This...

    Too many characters for me... I really wanted to like this book, but I never could get attached to any specific character. There are soooooooooooooo many of them. I didn't finish the book because of this. I may come back to it later and start over. At that time I may update the rat...

    Post apocalyptic. YA. Semi Sci fi. What's not to like in the book you ask..? Using different POVs in a book isn't novel. But moving on from characters stores before they're critical enough or finished enough was fairly distracting. Second. We just dont have context. Reading 318 or th...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    Good story This is a great book. Great ideas. But, it was slow starting and I didn't like the way it left you hanging at the end. In know, series are like that but indelible a little bit of completion at the end of my stories. I liked it well enough to continue the series, however. ...

    4.25 / 4 Stars ...

    Revealing Izzy's age to be 24 through the story off. She seems to be written as a 16-20 year old still trying to grow up, not a 24 year old woman whose suffered the loss of her brother. ...

    I daresay Kalquist really grew as a writer. I think I enjoyed "Defective" more so than all here other books combined. Can't wait for the sequel! ...

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  • Charlie Schluting
    Feb 09, 2017

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

    I started with Legacy Code series and enjoyed it. Then this... But I can't figure out what to read next. There are some short stories and conflicting series names. I give up. Too bad - good stories! ...

  • Christine
    Mar 22, 2017

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

    I started with Legacy Code series and enjoyed it. Then this... But I can't figure out what to read next. There are some short stories and conflicting series names. I give up. Too bad - good stories! ...

    Autumn Kalquist is one of the new generation of successful authors, who know how to work Amazon and social networks. Despite having 10+ books to her name, you won't find her on 'Fantastic Fiction' (a website I use a lot because they normally have every book) and even 'isfdb' has only ...

    "Defective" by Autumn Kalquist is a great book to introduce you to her Fractured Era Saga, if you haven't had the pleasure of reading this wonderful author by now. Autumn has created a fantastic world that is totally believable and completely mesmerizing. She is one of the few scifi wr...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    In the future a fierce disease will spread across the earth killing millions. Scientists have developed a formula that when taken will cause offspring to have super immunity. But these people have been labeled defective. And now they are hunted by the corporation that made them. This...

    Too many characters for me... I really wanted to like this book, but I never could get attached to any specific character. There are soooooooooooooo many of them. I didn't finish the book because of this. I may come back to it later and start over. At that time I may update the rat...

    Post apocalyptic. YA. Semi Sci fi. What's not to like in the book you ask..? Using different POVs in a book isn't novel. But moving on from characters stores before they're critical enough or finished enough was fairly distracting. Second. We just dont have context. Reading 318 or th...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    Good story This is a great book. Great ideas. But, it was slow starting and I didn't like the way it left you hanging at the end. In know, series are like that but indelible a little bit of completion at the end of my stories. I liked it well enough to continue the series, however. ...

    4.25 / 4 Stars ...

    Revealing Izzy's age to be 24 through the story off. She seems to be written as a 16-20 year old still trying to grow up, not a 24 year old woman whose suffered the loss of her brother. ...

    I daresay Kalquist really grew as a writer. I think I enjoyed "Defective" more so than all here other books combined. Can't wait for the sequel! ...

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  • Bwh
    Jun 02, 2018

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

  • Lizzie
    Nov 23, 2016

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

  • Marla A Burke
    Apr 21, 2018

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

  • Katherine Haxton
    Nov 28, 2016

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

    I started with Legacy Code series and enjoyed it. Then this... But I can't figure out what to read next. There are some short stories and conflicting series names. I give up. Too bad - good stories! ...

    Autumn Kalquist is one of the new generation of successful authors, who know how to work Amazon and social networks. Despite having 10+ books to her name, you won't find her on 'Fantastic Fiction' (a website I use a lot because they normally have every book) and even 'isfdb' has only ...

    "Defective" by Autumn Kalquist is a great book to introduce you to her Fractured Era Saga, if you haven't had the pleasure of reading this wonderful author by now. Autumn has created a fantastic world that is totally believable and completely mesmerizing. She is one of the few scifi wr...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    In the future a fierce disease will spread across the earth killing millions. Scientists have developed a formula that when taken will cause offspring to have super immunity. But these people have been labeled defective. And now they are hunted by the corporation that made them. This...

    Too many characters for me... I really wanted to like this book, but I never could get attached to any specific character. There are soooooooooooooo many of them. I didn't finish the book because of this. I may come back to it later and start over. At that time I may update the rat...

    Post apocalyptic. YA. Semi Sci fi. What's not to like in the book you ask..? Using different POVs in a book isn't novel. But moving on from characters stores before they're critical enough or finished enough was fairly distracting. Second. We just dont have context. Reading 318 or th...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    Good story This is a great book. Great ideas. But, it was slow starting and I didn't like the way it left you hanging at the end. In know, series are like that but indelible a little bit of completion at the end of my stories. I liked it well enough to continue the series, however. ...

    4.25 / 4 Stars ...

    Revealing Izzy's age to be 24 through the story off. She seems to be written as a 16-20 year old still trying to grow up, not a 24 year old woman whose suffered the loss of her brother. ...

    I daresay Kalquist really grew as a writer. I think I enjoyed "Defective" more so than all here other books combined. Can't wait for the sequel! ...

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  • Richard
    Dec 19, 2017

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

  • John Weeks
    Feb 07, 2017

    I discovered Kalquist and her world of genetic modification destroying Earth and its inhabitants through a free novella followed by her free short story "318" . I was impressed with her ability to create characters and a world that immediately gave me an emotional connection to the cha...

    I really like the way she brings the current technologies to their dysotopian future state. It was also interesting how the storylines of the various characters all seemed to come together at the end. ...

    Good read There is some suspense, some action and it is descriptive without having excessive detail. I?m enjoying every page. I am disappointed it ended without some type of break in the story line. But on to the next book. ...

    Fantastic book. I could read this book forever. However it ended ...

    So this was another free dystopian and after reading quite a few lately, I think it stands out among the many. The idea of a corporate entity taking over the world is a lot easier to swallow than some other premises for books as the big evil. (I ask myself daily why Voldemort was the b...

    This is a fast paced story, a quick and engrossing read about a failed government experiment, the people now interred because of it, a handful of resistance fighters, and an underground railroad of folks helping those people the government has yet to catch. A son who has lost 2 friends...

    Most of the world has fallen under governmental control of a few multi-national companies. These companies are facing a pandemic and a underground rebellion at the same time. Defective sets the stage for a Fractured Era series in which some children received super-immunity to disease i...

    I couldn't finish it, despite a few tries. I think the author is over-stretching by trying to tie together books and series that are really separate. I think she's tried to reconcile the time lines and plots a few times. It just didn't work for me. I lost interest in the series of seri...

    Good. But... Well written and entertaining, but it ends without coming to a climax, in my opinion. It feels like there should be some more chapters before it ends. ...

    I really enjoyed this prequel to her other books. It ties things together in the Fractured Era series and sets the stage for the space fleet which is featured in the Fractured Era Legacy series. We find out what happened to the characters after 318 - and if you haven't read it, it ex...

    I freely chose to review this ARC as I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and her books never let me down yet as the books just keep getting better and better I hate to lose the friends I made in the stories! The early twenty-first century resulted in a pandemic plague that killed billions o...

    I have been a fan of Autumn Kalqust ever since Legacy Code . She is a great Sci fi/dystopia writer. This book takes place on earth before the whole Legacy Code series so you can read it before or after that series with no problem. They're only minorly connected. I have the original no...

    Defective is the first entry in a prequel series to Kalquist's other series (Paragon? I can't recall) and deals with a somewhat post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by corporations and suffering from pandemics killing lots of humans. There are also genetically modified kids (Defectives) t...

    I started with Legacy Code series and enjoyed it. Then this... But I can't figure out what to read next. There are some short stories and conflicting series names. I give up. Too bad - good stories! ...

    Autumn Kalquist is one of the new generation of successful authors, who know how to work Amazon and social networks. Despite having 10+ books to her name, you won't find her on 'Fantastic Fiction' (a website I use a lot because they normally have every book) and even 'isfdb' has only ...

    "Defective" by Autumn Kalquist is a great book to introduce you to her Fractured Era Saga, if you haven't had the pleasure of reading this wonderful author by now. Autumn has created a fantastic world that is totally believable and completely mesmerizing. She is one of the few scifi wr...

    So I have read all the Legacy Code saga, prequels, etc, and the original Defect #1.... Defective compared to Defect is so much different with some of the same material. Autumn Kalquist did a wonderful job in rewriting this. I love that we have more povs in this whereas the original had...

    In the future a fierce disease will spread across the earth killing millions. Scientists have developed a formula that when taken will cause offspring to have super immunity. But these people have been labeled defective. And now they are hunted by the corporation that made them. This...

    Too many characters for me... I really wanted to like this book, but I never could get attached to any specific character. There are soooooooooooooo many of them. I didn't finish the book because of this. I may come back to it later and start over. At that time I may update the rat...