True Born

True Born

L.E. Sterling / Oct 24, 2020

True Born Welcome to Dominion City After the great Plague descended the world population was decimated and their genetics damaged beyond repair The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self destruct The

  • Title: True Born
  • Author: L.E. Sterling
  • ISBN: 9781633753198
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Welcome to Dominion City.After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimated and their genetics damaged beyond repair.The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self destruct The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life The plague resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are feared And then there s Lucy Fox and her idWelcome to Dominion City.After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimated and their genetics damaged beyond repair.The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self destruct The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life The plague resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are feared And then there s Lucy Fox and her identical twin sister, Margot After endless tests, no one wants to reveal what they are.When Margot disappears, a desperate Lucy has no choice but to put her faith in the True Borns, led by the charismatic Nolan Storm and the beautiful but deadly Jared Price As Lucy and the True Borns set out to rescue her sister, they stumble upon a vast conspiracy stretching from Dominion s street preachers to shady Russian tycoons But why target the Fox sisters As they say in Dominion, it s in the blood.

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      • L.E. Sterling

        L.E Sterling had an early obsession with sci fi, fantasy and romance to which she remained faithful even through an M.A in Creative Writing and a PhD in English Literature where she completed a thesis on magical representation She is the author of two previous novels, the cult hit Y A novel The Originals under pen name L.E Vollick , dubbed the Catcher in the Rye of a new generation by one reviewer, and the urban fantasy Pluto s Gate Originally hailing from Parry Sound, Ontario, L.E spent most of her summers roaming across Canada in a van with her father, a hippie musician, her brothers and an occasional stray mutt inspiring her writing career She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.


    1. ***3,75***Two sisters, identical twins, born in privilege Upper Circle society, in a dark world devastated by the Plague.They born conjoined, with the body, but connected with spirit, even after separation. One is fire, bright and ready to burn out of control, and commands all attentions.The other one, the sparrow, unnoticed and observer, responsible and polite.Both wants to know, what are they? “By your eighteenth birthday, you're supposed to know. They're supposed to tell you.Splicer. True B [...]

    2. Plague stories always catch my eye.d even though I was hoping this one would be more of a sci-fi read, it turned into more of a paranormal dystopian story which ended up being a nice surprise.Having three different castes for humans isn't anything new in dystopia, but I was already invested in what True Borns were. The only thing is I really couldn't find a succinct answer. I still couldn't find one by the end because I felt like it dragged on so much. There are shapeshifters and even a mere men [...]

    3. This book had decent writing. Like, I know so many books where authors try to write from a certain class POV and don't manage it well. I feel like Sterling managed it well. It wasn't the magical sort of writing you get from authors; it wasn't the lyrical kind; it wasn't even entirely the engrossing kind. Rather, for a debut, it was pretty damn good and sometimes that's enough. If only the other aspects of the novel were like that.You guys know those books where there's a love interest and the ma [...]

    4. True Born takes place in Dominion City where a plague has descended upon the residents killing off a good portion of the population. Those that are left are divided into three groups, the Lasters, the Splicers and the True Born. Lasters are those who are beyond saving and on the last of their life, Splicers are those rich enough to keep up with procedures to prolong their life and the True Born are a bit of genetic mutation that are immune to the plague and carry properties of certain animals th [...]

    5. Deceived by the pretty coverBook Title: True BornAuthor: LE SterlingSeries: True Born #1Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian-ish-fantasy-ish.Publisher: Entangled TeenSource: Net Galley Arc☆My Pick for Book Theme Song: My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark by Fallout Boy Ratings BreakdownPlot: 2.5/5Characters: 2.8/5The Feels: 3/5Flow: 1/5Backdrop (World Building): 2/5Originality: 4/5Book Cover: 5/5Ending: 2.8/5 Cliffhanger: to be continuedWill I continue this series? No, I just can't go there…2.3 S [...]

    6. I would liken “True Born” to the “Under the Never Sky” series. Not in plot, but in the guilty pleasure type of enjoyment it provides. The similarities include that there’s a world that doesn’t make much sense, though I suspect that will be cleared up in future books, and science that is barely explained and is best left unquestioned.In spite of the things mentioned above, it’s fun. It takes the ideas of plagues, shape-shifters, and religious zealots and mixes them into a good adven [...]

    7. Evolve or die. What is the price of living?* * *3 / 5 I'm not really sure why I enjoyed this as much as I did. The science was dubious at best, the setting confused, and if the love interest had been burnt at the stake then True Born would have been 10x better. But I had fun nonetheless, which is why I award True Born 3/5 stars and have requested the sequel on Netgalley! So what's it all about? Rich, Upper Circle twin sisters Margot and Lucy live in Dominion City which is overrun by The Plague ( [...]

    8. Interesting mix of action in an apocalyptic world where a plague is killing off a large number of the population. There's been a lot of editing from the original, but it was originally published on Wattpad and had over 500k readers, and I can totally see why they were enthused with the story, particularly in regards to what makes the main character Lucy and her sister Margot different from every other person in Dominion City. Beyond the main character and her sister, most of the people in the wo [...]

    9. The story has so many twists and turns it keeps you on the edge of your seat. All the different types of True Borns are neat to hear about, and to try to picture in my head. The heat between Jared and Lucy is really good, I enjoy the back and forth between them. I enjoy all of the stuff that builds into the world. My only problem was that I feel there are still so many questions left unanswered. And I wish there would have been one or two more of these answered. But I guess the author knew what [...]

    10. as of right now I have a lot of questions. but putting that aside, I actually quite liked this book. I'm getting some mythology background on this, which I'm hoping if it's true, it gets more in depth on later books. with an apocalyptic setting laced with blood, power, ploys, and money, this was a great start to this trilogy. there's also some insta-love of type thing romance, which I didn't mind -although not my preference- but I feel like there's more to that, like some fated mate thing. I gue [...]

    11. Thank you NetGalley and Entangled Teen for providing an e-Arc in exchange for an honest review.I unfortunately at this time have to DNF at 55%. The story and the characters are just not grasping my attention. I really tried to find something to like or hold onto, but I couldn't.I hope other readers find some entertainment and joy from reading this book, and that my decision to DNF the book doesn't sway theirs.

    12. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: Enthralling dystopian story so full of secrets and questions that it kept me hooked into the story but at the same time left me frustrated.Opening Sentence: When we came into the world, silent and cowled, my sister and I were attached by our big toes.The Review:True Born is a young adult dystopian novel about a future where mankind has been forced to evolve or die. This story begins a trilogy set in a world in which I was very much intrigued [...]

    13. Full Review to Follow@abookishescape/2017/02The End, remember those bombs I told you about? Yep…That happens but seriously Storm reveals some of his cards and Lucy and Margot? Well there is not much that can be done but they sure try. The ending was a little sad but the promise for more is there. I was happy to see certain people get their just desserts. I have my theories as to what secrets lie within Lucy and Margot but I will keep them to my self. I was pretty disappointed in Lucy’s paren [...]

    14. I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review!When I first read the plot of this book, I fell in love with it. The idea behind it seemed really original and new and it could have made a really, really good novel! Instead, after reading it, I feel like this book didn't meet his full potential. It's not that I didn't like it, but I didn't love it as I expected. It was nice and enjoyable at points, but nothing more than that.Starting with the things I did like [...]

    15. I have to be honest and admit I initially found this world a hard one to get into. "True Born" is sort of a dystopian in that it takes place in a world where everything has basically gone to hell. Dominion, the main city, consists of royalty and the poor, and the poor don't stand a chance. The Plague has wiped out a lot of civilization and pretty much all the people left are either Splicers, Lasters or True Born. When you turn 18, a series of medical tests, called Protocols, advise you of your f [...]

    16. What drew me to read this book was the synopsis and I was not disappointed!!! The story line was well put together, the characters were outstanding and the world building was so amazing that I found myself becoming a part of the story. I cannot wait to see what comes next and recommend it to one and all.I received an eARC via NetGalley and Entangled Teen

    17. The cover is so pretty ! *_*It smells the love triangle by a thousand miles.BUT. THE . COVER. IS. SO. PRETTY.

    18. INITIAL THOUGHTSI am looking forward to this one as it sounds like a mixture of dystopian\post apocalyptic/shifter genres all thrown in together. THOUGHTS WHILST READING THE BOOKThis is a newer part of my "Review" where I look back at what my comments were on whilst reading the book. As with the rest of review I will try my best to avoid spoilers. I guess you could call these comments my "teasers" for the book as you are reading to see if you think the same as I did. At 31% Does Lukas Fox know [...]

    19. ★||Actual Rating: 2.75||★I received this book from the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.On the state-continent of Nor-Am, Dominion is the biggest and widely populated city. This is where Lucy and Margot, previously-conjoined twins live. Lucy is the ‘timid’ one while Margot is more daring, which leaves Lucy responsible for covering up for her.There was a great Plague that left behind a mutation, if I could call it that. The world was basically divided into three: La [...]

    20. 3.5 StarsFirst, thank you so much Raincoast Books for sending me an early copy to read! It's been quite some time since I've gone into a dystopian world but True Born brings back all the feelings associated with a good dystopian read. I felt the pain, anger, despair but most importantly, the hope in this book.Like with any fantasy dystopian books, the world took some time to get settled into. In the beginning I found myself very confused. Splicers, Lasters and True Borns, huh? But once I got dee [...]

    21. *This review will also appear on A Leisure Moment***I received this book via NetGalley through Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review**I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I started this book. I haven’t read anything dystopian (that doesn't involve aliens) in a while, so I enjoyed visiting this genre again. The cover drew me in, if I’m being completely honest, and once I understood it’s meaning, I loved it even more. However, the story inside does not disappoint. Lucy Fox [...]

    22. True Born!!! First things first: I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley.The book is already out, so you can go and check it out. This is what the book is about:"Welcome to Dominion City.After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimatedd their genetics damaged beyond repair.The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self-destruct. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life. The plague-resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are [...]

    23. Well this is a big first for me. If you know me well or have been following this blog since the beginning you will know there are a few things that instantly turn me off from a book: dystopian and insta-love. So why did I read this? More importantly why did I like this? Because its unique and really well done.Dystopian genre calls for post-apocalyptic worlds or in this case, post plague. I liked the idea of this mysterious plague that effects almost everyone. I also liked the use of evolution/mu [...]

    24. Welcome to today's pit stop for the True Born blog tour hosted by Raincoast Books! Check out my full review and author Q&A with LE Sterling on my blog at hoot reads books.

    25. This book was not good. It felt unedited in so many ways. The phrase "I reckon" was used so many times, I screamed. I wanted this to be better, but it was an absolute chore to read.

    26. Margot and Lucy and twin, but their personalities could not be more different. Margot is the charming, fun sought after twin, where as Lucy is the rule follower who always tries to take care of her twin and live up to her parents's high expectations. As their 18th birthday comes closer, the girls go into their testing to determine what group they fit into: Splicers, Lastersor True Borns. When a new security team is hired by her father, Lucy knows something is wrong. And through her bond with her [...]

    27. I was originally attracted to True Born because of the cover; clean, striking, and minimalistic. The blurb was intriguing enough that I picked it up to try. At nearly 85% through my first read I still had not made up my mind how I felt about the story. The thing that kept bouncing around in my head? Passive narrative. To understand my feeling, I'm going to give you a bit of the story basics. From the start we follow Lucy Fox, twin to Margot and daughter of the Chief Diplomat of Nor-Am, as she st [...]

    28. ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review :)definitely a 4,5 stars read :) very good first book, introducing us to the main character and the world she lives in it was actually much darker than I expected, but I also enjoyed it much more than I thought I would :) great writing style :) expect a full review on the day of the release :)edited to add my full review :)First of all, I need to say that I received the ARC of this fantastic book from the publisher vi [...]

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