Book Review | Code Human by N. J. Paige

**I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**

Title: Code Human

Author: N. J. Paige

Series: --

Genres: Dystopian

Publication/Year: Brown Dove Press • 2013

Page Numbers: 328

Synopsis from Goodreads:
"Seventeen-year-old Fenesia Thornbark has it all--love, modest wealth, a family. She'd never imagined that she could lose it all in just minutes. However, that is exactly what happens. She loses her home, her friends, both her parents, all at the hands of her own people.

Follow her journey of love, loss, acceptance, and survival."
My Rating★★★★

Quote(s) I Like:
"She forgets that I'm no longer a little girl. In fact, I'll be eighteen soon. And I will damn well stare at whomever I like. This is what I would like to say to her, but I won't out of respect. Nevertheless, I roll my eyes as I had often done when I was a little girl." - Fenesia

"Many Purestkind has turned against the Purest. When the human code - civility and freedom - have been broken, our natural instincts come to front; that is, what is truly in our hearts. And if we feel empathy for our fellow being and believe in their right to live, their to freedom and justice, then we will naturally stand in their defence." - Fenesia

"I've joined The Resistance. We are calling ourselves Defenders of The Code. Our plan is to overthrow the Purest Government." - John

"And I also know that the power to change lies within me, only me. And I now know what was stolen from me, and what I've taken back: my true identity. It belongs to me and me alone. And it is perfect" - Fenesia

My Thoughts:
N. J. Paige does a good job at describing the feelings, emotions and thoughts that Fenesia has. The world building and the characters were amazing and kept me highly interested. The society was split into a hierarchical system: Purest, Purestkind and Underkind. The Underkind consisted of three groups: Rubrics, Besmirchians and Shillers.

Fenesia, the protagonist, was apart of the Purestkind. From the beginning she has always been sort of a rebel against her own kind in which she disliked the way the Underkind were treated. It took the beginning of a rebellion for things to change. Her father decided to join with the Underkind and do the unspeakable which causes them to no longer were Purestkind, but became Underkind in essence. That's when the action really begins and the story becomes a fast paced page turner.

I totally disliked Sara, Fenesia's mother, she was a total snob towards the Underkind so I was a bit happy to see her get knocked on her behind when they no longer were Purestkind. John, Fenesia's father, was a true hero in my eyes. Taking a stance, leading the way and helping change the world was outstanding.

I felt terrible when death was just all around Fenesia, but I love how she took care of herself, her sister and even the other kids. Totally became a protector and mother figure inspite of her own fears, pain and struggles. The resistance was amazing and the way the Underkind and traitors fought back was so amazing.

My heart was drowned with tons of emotions. All of the hope, sadness, tears, fear and death in this novel pulled and tugged at my heart. I definitely did shed a few tears.

The ending was a bit confusing for me when she closed her eyes and her mother spoke to her. Great dystopian novel. Loved the book. It does start off with a slow pace, but when it picks up be ready for a bumpy ride!


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