Chromosomes: Book Review


By Ashleigh Reynolds

Genre: Thriller

Pages: 225


Sweet freedom lasted half a day.

Emma Hill longed for the day when she would be free to live her life. Free from the endless cycle of foster homes. Free from the life that defined her for twelve years. She had a lot of ideas about her new start. None of them involved being the prisoner of a mad scientist.

Emma is kidnapped on her eighteenth birthday and brought to a facility that is run by a man hell-bent on creating monsters. She is thrown together with one of his creations, a young man that is equal parts terrifying and intriguing.

Together, they escape, seeking refuge in a desolate town. But her companion isn’t the only thing that goes bump in the night, and the person running the facility will do anything to get them back.



When I saw the cover and the genre the book was listed in For love of a Book ARO book Program, I expected this book to be little more thrilling and suspenseful than what it turned out to be. But I am not complaining because even though it turned out to be less thrilling, I absolutely enjoyed reading this book and definitely look forward to read more books by Ashleigh Reynolds.

Emma and the young man from the facility, Holden/ Seven were the main characters. I loved both Emma and Holden’s characters. Emma was a strong woman, whose will to get free and survive, didn’t die even after everything she went through. Holden’s character was also good, though he was aggressive but most of the time he spent with Emma, he was a sweet heart.

The first part and the last part was very thrilling, full of suspense and action packed and kept me at the edge of my seat. The middle part was not that suspenseful, this part focused on Holden and Emma’s relationship. I enjoyed reading the time they spent together in this part, this middle part was actually the part I enjoyed reading the most and wished it had stayed a bit longer.

I had just two problems with this book, the first was I would have liked more explanation for a few things, second was the end. I am not saying the end was bad or anything, but it was not really a HEA and was kind of open ended. I am not disappointed with the end but I would have liked Chromosomes more if the end was a bit different. Despite this two problems, I enjoyed reading Chromosomes a lot, I would definitely recommend this book.

Final words

If you are looking for a read which is thrilling, action packed, suspenseful but is still heartwarming and sweet at parts, then definitely you need to buy yourself a copy of Chromosomes.



(4.5 stars out of 5)

*I was given a free electronic copy of this book by the author, in accordance with the terms of For Love of a Book’s Advance Reader Opportunity Program.*


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