Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Blog Tour: The Designed by Kate Tailor

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The Designed by Kate Tailor 
Publication date: January 26th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Science Fiction
rating: 4 stars (3.6)

What if the next new drug was you? Raleigh’s body produces a drug that could define the future of medicine if the dangerous world surrounding it doesn’t kill her first.

Eighteen-year old Raleigh Groves can sense disease in others and is suffering from her own unexplained illness as well. After years and dozens of doctor visits, she has given up hope of ever finding a cure, let alone a diagnosis. Then she meets a man who explains that her talent and curse are linked. Her body produces a drug, Lucidin, which allows her to sense others. She’s rare, and the drug she makes is coveted.

Rho has spent the last few years on the run. The Lucidin that is racing through his system makes him a target. Surrounded by addicts and dealers on one side and scientists and doctors on the other, he has to rely on his wits and his team to stay one step ahead. So far he has stayed afloat, but some of his brothers haven’t been as lucky.

As Rho and Raleigh collide they must face the perilous world of Lucidin together. Nothing is black-and-white and Raleigh must decide where her alliances lie. Sometimes the hardest heart to sense is your own.


My Review:
I had put off reading this book for a little bit. Then I started reading it and then put it down again. I think I maybe have read about 5 or so books before I picked it up again. So what's up with that you ask? Well, the beginning with Rho was exciting but when it got to Raleigh I got a little bored. To be honest, it kinda stayed that way for me. It ended up being quite a good read.

So here's the deets peeps. Raleigh has been dealing with an unknown disease. It causes her to have blackouts at random moments. For as long as she can remember she has been seeing doctors trying to find out what is wrong with her. The one sign that is different about her no one (who knows) associates with her disease. She is able to sense illness in people.

Rho is unnaturally handsome and perfect. He is very aware of Lucidin and its underbelly. He's been on the run for years. Surprisingly it is Raleigh who saves him and in return he and his reluctant team takes her on even its just until she understand the dangers of what she has running through her veins. When Rho goes to meet up with the brothers that is when Raleigh eyes and mind really understand the depth of Lucidin.

Once Rho and Raleigh meet the story becomes fast paced.  Lucidin is an interesting drug. The world that Tailor has created is completely plausible including the denial by most scientists. I am interested to see where the story will go from here. Maybe the pharmaceutical companies will put out a hit on them. After all the ability given to certain individuals who can use Lucidin would hurt their bottom line. Intrigued? You should be. Slow start but like the saying goes "it's not always about how you start but how you finish."

Kate Tailor lives in Boulder, Colorado. She has a background in molecular biology and pharmacology. Writing has been a passion of hers since she was young.

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  1. Great review, hun! This sounds like a great read once you get past the slow start. Glad you liked it! :)

  2. Awesome review! :-) Sounds like an intriguing book!

  3. Even though I get a lot of page views it's always nice to have people leave comments. So thanks for that. Yea, I ended up liking it. I hope book 2 will be more fast paced since Rho and Raleigh are pretty much together now.