Genepool is a young adult/adult crossover science fiction fantasy book. It is the debut novel from A. E. Price and begins with eleven-year-old Anya. She is special in so many ways, but above all, her genes have been modified before she was even born.
Anya has to prepare for a trial that tests seven major key areas and counts as the city’s most valued genetic characteristics. She has to pass, as it is essential to her survival and progression. Her personality is wonderful and easy to bond with. When she meets Leyna, a Nomod with raw and unmodified genes, things change. The gems control everything, and with the third character introduction, Reyen, the story becomes a compelling read keeping you wanting more.
I particularly enjoyed how the city was divided and how the three characters came together. The world-building stood out for me, and the nature of the story made me wonder how everyone lived in hate and resentment.
The story finishes with some loose ends finding their way to closure but leaves enough for a second book. I look forward to reading more from this author and recommend this book to sci-fi fantasy fans.
Written by Jeyran Main