Author: Tosca Lee
Rating: 2/5 Stars
Genre: YA Dystopian
Publisher: Howard Books
Publication Date: May 24 2016
How Did I Get This Book: ARC for Review
Why Did I Read This Book: I love anything to do with serial killers, and so of course the first line "Emily Jacobs is the descendant of a serial killer. Now, she’s become the hunted" immediately grabbed my attention.
Review Written By: Gabrielle
Emily Jacobs is the descendant of a serial killer. Now, she’s become the hunted. She’s on a quest that will take her to the secret underground of Europe and the inner circles of three ancient orders—one determined to kill her, one devoted to keeping her alive, and one she must ultimately save.
Filled with adrenaline, romance, and reversals, The Progeny is the present-day saga of a 400-year-old war between the uncanny descendants of “Blood Countess” Elizabeth Bathory, the most prolific female serial killer of all time, and a secret society dedicated to erasing every one of her descendants. A story about the search for self filled with centuries-old intrigues against the backdrop of atrocity and hope.
Cons: Well, for one thing, I couldn't stand the main character. Mostly, the way that she was written. One of the driving plot points behind this novel is the fact that the main character has erased her memories. And, in doing so, she has a completely blank slate. If this was true, I feel like the fact that she has lines that say how she remembers how something tasted or some memory or something shouldn't be included in the book. The writing of the book, for all that it was supposed to be a fast paced dystopian novel, was very slow, chaotic, and ultimately boring. As much as I wanted to enjoy the plot and the characters, I genuinely could not care less about what was happening and by the end still had absolutely no idea what I had read.