Book Review: The Diseased Ones by, Danielle Harrington

I am SO excited to share The Diseased Ones by, Danielle Harrington with you! I loved this book and I just know that I am going to love this whole series too. Check out The Diseased Ones here and then look for my review of the sequel, The Unseen Ones, in a future post.

Life is easy in 2647, unless you’re a Diseased One…

On the morning of her 16th birthday, Hollis Timewire receives the worst possible news. She can’t become a citizen of the world. She’s a Diseased One.

Born with a biomarker that bestows dangerous, brain-altering powers, Hollis is forced to hide underground with other Diseased Ones, who believe that the government falsified history to cover up their genocide.

Now Hollis must discover the truth, and is willing to risk anything, including her powers, to go back home. 

Thank you to Danielle Harrington, Acorn Publishing and Xpresso Tours for my copy of this book. Receiving this book has no bearing on my opinion of it. The Diseased Ones is awesome all on its own!

I love a good dystopian young adult series. I’ve read The Hunger Games more times than anyone probably should. Divergent, Maze Runner, Spliced and more… I can’t get enough. But that also means it is getting harder to find something original that will capture my attention and keep me turning the pages. That’s why I am so happy to have been introduced to Danielle Harrington and the Timewire Series.

When I first started reading, The Diseased Ones felt a bit like Divergent meets X-Men – both good things in my mind. As I continued reading, the book took on a life and personality of its own and I was hooked.

Hollis, the main character, has just found out she that not only is she a “Diseased One” but that everything she has grown up believing is a lie. Her story is part dystopian fantasy, part coming-of-age, and part edge-of-your-seat thriller. There were times when I just needed to keep reading because I wasn’t going to be able to fully function without knowing what happens next.

And then the book ends. On a cliffhanger. And I am devastated – until I remember that I already have the second book in the series – The Unseen Ones – to read right away. Book hangover tragedy averted!

I give this book 5 Sips and can’t wait to drink up the sequel!!

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