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Humans have long tried to find the fountain of youth. In the future, it appears that doctors and scientists alike have found the proverbial fountain of youth and it literally involves keeping people young… very young. 11 years old (on the outside at least). There is a new surgery that is mandatory, allowing the world to live a young and full life much longer than their parents and grandparents were able to.
At first, I thought it would be heard to imagine a bunch of adult 11-year-olds running around and at times it was. I just don’t see a doctor or a member of the UN to be 11 years old. Other than having a slightly difficult time imagining the characters looking a certain way I thought that the premise was fascinating.
The science in the book was really interesting and I believe that it was based on some true findings. You can tell that the author has either worked in medicine before or did a lot of research before writing this.
A few times I felt like the book got bogged down in a Steven King-esque detail tirades (I’m thinking the scene in the graveyard), but they were few and far between.
Overall, The Cicada Prophecy was a fascinating look into the near future and what could happen if we begin to mess with science. It also featured a pretty interesting conflict between science and religion that has existed for decades.
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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
If you like medical dramas you might like this.
Has The Cicada Prophecy turned you off from other books in this genre?
I tend to like medial drama/thrillers. This was terrible.
How could the performance have been better?
It was hard to remember every character in the book is a child. The performer tried to do accents for the characters to keep them identifiable and that was not done well.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Cicada Prophecy?
The sex scene between two pre-pubescent characters. I understand they were "adults" but it was not needed in the story. It added nothing.
Any additional comments?
Don't waste your time with this trash.
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