Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Project Renovatio – The Trilogy” by Author, Allison Maruska, @allisonmaruska

Title: Project Renovatio, The Trilogy

Amazon Author Page: Allison Maruska

Publication Date: September 13, 2018

Formats: Audiobook (free with an Audible Trial subscription) & Kindle

Genres: YA, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Genetic Engineering, Mystery & Detective

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IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS

Enjoy all three stories in the Project Renovatio trilogy in one convenient boxed set. Follow Levin and Rana as they learn the truth of their existence, fight for their freedom from dangerous factions, and realize their place in a world that fears them. Amazon.com

Description of Project Renovatio

Levin Davis has it made. At 20, he’s a college graduate with a dream job, a beautiful girlfriend, and a life that can only get better – until he receives a mysterious letter suggesting his long-dead father is alive and hiding an extraordinary secret.

Distraught, Levin meets the letter’s author, who could pass for his twin. The stranger claims to be part of a genetically engineered race designed to survive global catastrophes and rebuild society, and he insists Levin and his sisters are as well.

Despite his disbelief, Levin uncovers not only the bizarre truth of his existence but also Project Renovatio’s ominous purpose – to secure genetic superiority, the new race must live according to harsh demands or risk severe penalties inflicted on their loved ones. If Levin hopes to protect his family and live a free life, he must escape Project Renovatio – or rise above himself to fight them.

Description of Project Liberatio

After weeks of hiding from the radical group that plans to turn him and his siblings into an army of genetically engineered supersoldiers, Levin wants nothing more than to get back to his old life. So when he learns they have the opportunity to return home, he jumps at the chance – all they have to do is defeat the very faction that has forced them to take refuge. 

Following intense training, Levin’s group pursues the faction, but his focus isn’t solely on the fight. When he sneaks away to visit his girlfriend, he unwittingly reveals himself to the enemy. Now, he must sacrifice his own plans and desires and commit himself to a new mission – or he could lose much more than his freedom. 

Description of Project Ancora

After suffering great loss, Levin struggles to find his place in a world that would see him as an outcast if it knew the truth of his existence. His purpose lies in keeping his siblings and the other genetically engineered youths safe. So when they start disappearing, he has no choice but to find them – a mission that becomes more urgent when his sister, Rana, is among the kidnapped. 

As Rana works with the captives on an escape plan, Levin uses his extraordinary abilities to figure out where they are and who is behind the abductions. What he discovers is more serious than he could have imagined, and it’s up to him to get them back to safety while keeping them hidden from those who are supposed to be protecting them.

MY RECOMMENDATION

The Project Renovatio Trilogy is Book One: “Project Renovatio,” Book Two: “Project Liberatio,” & Book Three: “Project Ancora.” Each of these books can be purchased separately.

Let me begin by saying that these three novels kept me awake for several nights in a row until I could finish the series. The story is quite provocative and deals with the subject of genetic engineering. The entire premise for the novel could have been derived from a special edition of the Nightly News or from somewhere on the dark web. This subject is something that humanity will have to deal with sooner or later, which means the novel might be a prophetic glance at what could be our future reality.

Imagine that your only chance of having a child rests with your participation in an experimental genetic program. Wouldn’t you leap at the chance?

That’s precisely what the parents in this novel did. Little did they know, their children were genetically modified to become part of a Top Secret government program. Each of the kids is gifted with genetic superiority in intelligence and strength. Many of the teens learn that they share the same father, who was also genetically superior.

The writing flows smoothly, and after the first chapter, I was hooked. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. This series is action-packed and filled with romance, teamwork, heartbreak, and horror. I did a bit of crying along with the characters if you know what I mean.

Allison Maruska writes impressive young adult fiction, and this series introduces you to some unforgettable personas who are multi-faceted with true to life personalities. Levin, Rana, Dante, and the rest of the characters will find a place in your heart. I know they did in mine!

MY RATING:

Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 
5
Reader Engagement: 
5
Reader Enrichment: 
5
Reader Enjoyment: 
5
Overall Rate: 
5 out of 5 Fairies

5 fairies

*I follow the Amazon Rating System*

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About the Author

Allison is a YA and mystery/suspense author, blogger, teacher, mom, wife, coffee and wine consumer, and owl enthusiast. Her blog includes humor posts, short stories, and posts on writing strategy, parenting, and teaching. 

How to Connect with the Author

Blog: www.allisonmaruska.com

Twitter: @allisonmaruska

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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14 Comments

  1. Terrific review Colleen and an interesting concept..hugs♥

  2. I loved these books too, Colleen, and thought the series got better and better.

  3. Never heard of the series Colleen. Thanks for this review and an introduction to Allison.

  4. Reblogged this on Allison Maruska and commented:
    Check out Colleen’s awesome review of the Project Renovatio trilogy!

  5. Great review and interesting topic. Thanks, Colleen and good luck to Allison!

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