Book review 16 - The Culling by Steven Dos Santos

Pages: 421
Publisher: Flux
Publication date: March 8, 2013
Recruitment Day is here...if you fail, a loved one will die...
For Lucian “Lucky” Spark, Recruitment Day means the Establishment, a totalitarian government, will force him to become one of five Recruits competing to join the ruthless Imposer task force. Each Recruit participates in increasingly difficult and violent military training for a chance to advance to the next level. Those who fail must choose an “Incentive”—a family member—to be brutally killed. If Lucky fails, he’ll have to choose death for his only living relative: Cole, his four-year-old brother.
Lucky will do everything he can to keep his brother alive, even if it means sacrificing the lives of other Recruits’ loved ones. What Lucky isn’t prepared for is his undeniable attraction to the handsome, rebellious Digory Tycho. While Lucky and Digory train together, their relationship grows. But daring to care for another Recruit in a world where love is used as the ultimate weapon is extremely dangerous. As Lucky soon learns, the consequences can be deadly...
My thoughts:
READ. THIS. BOOK. PLEASE. I beg of you.

The Culling is a dystopian novel that follows a boy named Lucian "Lucky" Spark. He gets chosen to participate in these trials that the government has to pick one new military/government/army person a year. 
This book is one of my favourite books in the world. It is a LGBT novel but it is done so without actually making it about that. In this world, no one bats an eyelash when you date someone of the same sex. No one questions it, no one makes it out to be a weird thing, it's just a thing that happens and no one cares. It's actually amazing to see a world like this and I would like to see the world like this.
Lucky is such a good and caring character who just wants to save his brother Cole and do his best to make it out of the trial. And lets not forget Digory, the love of my life Digory Tycho. It's been a while so I don't really remember specific moments, but Digory broke my heart from the moment I met him. I knew he would be so important to me and I love him and Lucky together. 

Really though everyone needs to read this book. Truly. This book, and the second book, are both so amazing! They are well written and a great story. The author is a really great author and he is so passionate about his books and this story and I think everyone should read these books and support him! 

But for real read the books. Just don't question. Do. It.


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