Review - Mirror X by Karri Thompson

I was born more than a thousand years ago.

Put into a cryogenic tube at age seventeen, forgotten during a holocaust that decimated the world, I've finally been awakened to a more serene and peaceful future.

But things at the hospital are new and strange. And it’s starting to scare me.

Everyone is young. Everyone is banded and tracked. And everyone is keeping secrets.

The cute geneticist Michael Bennett might be the only good thing in this crazy new world where “life is precious” but no one seems free to live it. The problem is, I don’t think he’s being totally honest with me, either.

When I’m told only I can save the human race from extinction, it's clear my freeze didn’t avoid a dreadful fate. It only delayed the horror…

Thank you to Entangled Teen for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review

Imagine waking up from an accident and discovering that you have woken up 1000 years later, would you be excited for the future or sad for the people you never got to grow old with back in your past.

Cassie has these exact feelings when she finds herself woken up from a cryogenic stasis chamber, following an accident back in the 21st century she is frozen by her grandfather.  We revived she find herself unable to move by herself and incredibly weak following the time spent in stasis.  As she becomes aware of her surroundings in the hospital she finds it strange that everyone is so young, the doctor who is treating her Dr Michael Bennett looks like he is only a couple of years older than her, plus there are robots everywhere and everyone has to wear a band to interact with any sort of technology.  It is all a total culture shock to her but she gradually learns more about her surroundings but some of what she learns is almost too much for her to deal with.

The world has been ravaged in the last 1000 years, a plague killed millions of people and left the survivors changed for the worst, the female population have been unable to reproduce so scientists have been working to find a way to procreate, whilst they struggle to make this happen they turned to plan B, cloning, everyone on earth has been cloned from old DNA left in human remains that have been taken from graves.  Some of the clones Cassie recognises as people from the 20th century (I won't spoil it for you by telling you who they are!), Cassie is shocked to find this out but as the only person from the 21st century as no other stasis chambers has been found she is all alone so she starts to make new friends and finds Dr Bennett not only very friendly but very attractive but of course the path of young love never runs smoothly!

Cassie learns that she is the only fertile female on the planet and they have big plans for her at the hospital, they want her to kick start the human race and as she in only 17, needless to say the idea of being artificially inseminated does not come high on her list of things to do especially as she finds her self getting closer to the handsome Dr Bennett.

Mirror X is a look at a future gone wrong, Cassie is basically held captive by the hospital, will she help them or will she run in a world were she has no place to be.

I can't quite pigeonhole this one, I suppose it is part dystopia part utopia, yes the futures kinda bleak but society is still surviving.  It is well written and the characters are very well brought to life on the pages, my only complaint is that the ending was very abrupt, I hope there is more coming!

Mirror X is awarded 4 out of 5

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